Um, Buckingham Palace Just Officially Updated the British Line of Succession
It’s official: Almost two months after her birth, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, has been added to the British line of succession on the royal website.
On Monday, the official website of the royal family updated the list to include the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second child. After her birth on June 4, we assumed baby Lili was going to get a spot in line, but we couldn't be positive considering her parents are no longer senior members of the royal family.
However, since they let Archie keep his place, we were pretty sure the same would go for his sister. Harry is sixth in line after Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and his son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is seventh.
And although it took a little while to make things official, it appears that we were right. Baby Sussex falls right after her older brother and is eighth in line. The previous holder of that position, the Duke of York, has been pushed back one place as was the rest of the lineup.
The update has been highly anticipated by royal fans and followers. And the fact that Buckingham Palace took 52 days to add Lili to the website didn’t go unnoticed. According to the Daily Mail, Archie's name was added 15 days after he was born on May 6, 2019, and Prince Louis was added 12 days after he was born on April 23, 2018.
Whatever the reason may be for the delay (the royal gang is very busy after all), we’re just happy to see Lili’s name finally added to the list.
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