Here’s How Princess Eugenie’s New Baby Will Affect the British Line of Succession

Changes are afoot for the British royal family. First there was Queen Elizabeth’s tragic passing. Then King Charles gave his brother, Prince Edward, a massive new title. Now, Princess Eugenie has just welcomed her second child, a baby boy named Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank. But how will this newest addition to the royal fam impact the line of succession? Well, there will be a little bit of shuffling toward the end of the line.

We'll admit, it can be a bit tricky to keep track of this ever-shifting set-up, which is why we've created a full breakdown of which royals are next in line. From Prince William to Zara Tindall, keep reading for all the details on the British line of succession.

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King Charles

Better known as Princess Diana’s former husband and father to Princes William and Harry, King Charles has taken over the British throne as Queen Elizabeth II’s firstborn. The queen named him the official successor in April 2018.

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1. Prince William

As King Charles’s oldest son, Prince William snagged the first spot in the long line of heirs to the royal throne.

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2. Prince George

He may be small, but the power Prince George wields as second in line to the throne is no joke.

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3. Princess Charlotte

At 7 years old, Princess Char is King Charles’s third successor.

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4. Prince Louis

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s youngest child is fourth in line to the throne, right behind his brother and sister.

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5. Prince Harry

He may have 33 years on Prince Louis, but age does not equate with privilege in this case. Because Prince William is King Charles’s eldest son, his progeny comes before Uncle Harry in the chain of royal command.

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6. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Archie is sixth in line to the throne. He currently resides at his parent’s $14.65 million home in the wealthy Santa Barbara neighborhood of Montecito.

7. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor

Baby Lili is now seventh in line to the British throne. (Casual.)

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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.

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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.

10. Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi

In 2021, Princess Beatrice and her husband welcomed their first child, Sienna, who bumped Aunt Princess Eugenie down one spot.

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11. Princess Eugenie

Although she comes two spots after her big sister, Beatrice, in the line of succession, Princess Eugenie’s stunning wedding proves she’s totally up for the spoils of queendom.

12. August Philip Hawke Brooksbank

August’s arrival solidified his position in the British line of succession, right below his mom.

13. Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank

A little over two years after big brother “Augie” was born, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed another boy, named Ernest. His arrival put him in the thirteenth slot, moving Prince Edward down one.

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14. Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh

As Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s youngest son, Prince Edward holds the 14th position in line to the throne.

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15. James, Earl of Wessex

In the 15th spot on the list of royal heirs is Prince Edward’s son, the newly-named Earl of Wessex. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, kid.

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16. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor

She’s the oldest daughter of Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, making her Queen Elizabeth’s youngest granddaughter.

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17. The Princess Royal

Princess Anne is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. She’s held the same royal title since 1987. NBD.

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18. Peter Phillips

Not only is he Princess Anne’s eldest child, but he’s also Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild.

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19. Savannah Phillips

You probably remember her as the troublemaker who pushed her cousin, Prince George, down a grassy hill back in 2018.

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20. Isla Phillips

Meet Savannah’s little sister, Isla. She’s the second daughter of Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn.

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21. Zara Tindall

Finally, there’s Princess Anne’s only daughter. She married Mike Tindall back in 2011, and they now share three children together: Mia (8), Lena (4) and Lucas (1).

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