Here’s How Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s Baby Impacts the Line of Succession
ICYMI: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they’re expecting their first child together in the spring of 2019. Here’s how their firstborn will impact the royal line of succession to the British throne.
3. Prince George
He may be small, but the power Prince George wields as third in line to the throne is no joke. He and his squishy cheeks will make for a great king someday.
4. Princess Charlotte
5. Prince Louis
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s petit prince Louis is fifth in line to the throne, right behind his brother and sister.
6. Prince Harry
He may have 33 years on his newest nephew, but age does not equate with privilege in this case. Because Prince William is Prince Charles’s eldest son, his progeny comes before Uncle Harry in the chain of royal command.
7. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Child
Come spring of 2019, Prince Harry and Markle’s firstborn will become seventh in line to the throne.
8. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
As the second eldest son of Her Majesty and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew sits comfortably in the eighth spot in line.
9. Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Bea’s claim to fame isn’t just that she’s ninth in line to the throne as Prince Andrew’s oldest daughter. She also reigns supreme as queen of the fascinator game.
11. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
As Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s youngest son, Prince Edward holds the 11th position in line to the throne.
12. James, Viscount Severn
And finally, in the 12th spot on the list of royal heirs is Prince Edward’s son, James, Viscount Severn. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, kid.