Who is next in line to the throne after the king? Here is the British royal line of succession in order

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Young Prince Charles has been heir to the British throne since his mother became Queen in 1952.

But now that he is king, there is a new heir.

The dynamic inheritance system, based on old and new laws, gets longer as more children and grandchildren of the heir and heir-to-be are born, pushing siblings further down the list.

Here are the successors of King Charles III at the moment.

Heir: William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William smiles for the camera while sitting in a garden.
William, Duke of Cambridge.(Instagram: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)

William is the eldest child of King Charles II and Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.

He was born on June 21, 1982.

William married Catherine Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, on 29 April 2011.

They have three children: George, Charlotte and Louis.

Second: George, Prince of Cambridge

A portrait of Prince George of Cambridge.
Prince George of Cambridge.(Instagram: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)

George is the eldest child of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

He was born on July 22, 2013.

In 2011, Commonwealth nations agreed to repeal the law that allowed younger brothers to overtake older sisters in the line of succession.

This means that George’s first child will be next in line to the throne, regardless of whether they are a girl or a boy.

Third: Charlotte, Princess of Cambridge

A portrait of Princess Charlotte.
Charlotte, Princess of Cambridge.(Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge)

Charlotte is the second eldest child of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

She was born on May 2, 2015.

Fourth: Louis, Prince of Cambridge

A portrait photograph of Prince Louis wearing a gray jumper.
Louis, Prince of Cambridge.(Instagram: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge)

Louis is the third child and second son of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

He was born on April 23, 2018.

Fifth: Harry, Duke of Sussex

Prince William and Prince Harry walk side by side.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.(Reuters: Yui Mok, pool)

Harry is the second son of King Charles and Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.

He was born on September 15, 1984.

Before the birth of his nephews and niece, Harry was third in line to the throne.

Harry married American actress Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, on May 19, 2018.

In January 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they would be “stepping back” from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family.

They were stripped of their royal patronages and honorary appointments, but retained their royal titles.

The couple lives in the United States with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

Sixth: Archie, Master Mountbatten-Windsor

Meghan holds a giggling Lilibet in the air while Harry holds Archie on his knee
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.(Instagram: @alexilubomirski)

Archie is the eldest child of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

He was born on May 6, 2019.

Seventh: Lilibet, Miss Mountbatten-Windsor

Meghan holds a giggling Lilibet in the air while Harry holds Archie on his knee
Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.(Instagram: @alexilubomirski)

Lilibet is the second child of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

She was born on June 4, 2021.

Her first name pays tribute to her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who was known to her family by the nickname Lilibet.

Her middle name Diana is in memory of her grandmother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in 1997.

Eighth: Andrew, Duke of York

Prince Andrew stands outside Westminster Abbey at the service of thanksgiving for Prince Philip.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York.(Reuters: Tom Nicholson)

Andrew is the second son and third child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

When he was born in 1960, he overtook his older sister Princess Anne to become second in line to the throne.

His rank in the line of succession has declined since the birth of his nephews William and Harry and the birth of their children.

Andrew resigned from public duties in November 2019 due to his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

In January 2022, he was stripped of his military honors while defending a civil sexual assault case in the United States

He has retained his title of His Royal Highness, but may not use it in an official capacity.

Ninth: Beatrice, Princess

Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice wave.
Princess Beatrice.(Reuters: Toby Melville)

Beatrice is the eldest child and first daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

She married English property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on 17 July 2020.

Their first child, Sienna, was born in 2021.

Mapelli Mozzi has a son, Christopher Woolf, from a previous relationship, but he is not in line to the throne.

Tenth: Sienna, Miss Mapelli Mozzi

Sienna is the first child of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

She was born on September 18, 2021.

Eleventh: Eugenie, Princess

Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Prince Harry.
Princess Eugenie.(Reuters: Yui Mok)

Eugenie is the second child of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

She married English businessman Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018.

Their first child, August, was born in 2021.

Twelfth: August, Master Brooksbank

August is the first child of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

He was born on February 9, 2021.

Thirteenth: Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward smiles.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.(Reuters: Chris Jackson/Pool)

Edward is the third son and fourth child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

When he was born in 1964, he overtook his older sister Princess Anne to become third in line to the throne.

Edward married Sophie, now the Countess of Wessex, on 19 June 1999.

They have two children, James and Louise.

Fourteenth: James, Viscount Severn

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Severn and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
James, Viscount Severn.(Reuters: Andrew Matthews/Pool)

James is the second child and eldest son of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

At the time of his birth in 2007, he overtook his older sister Lady Louise in the line of succession.

Fifteenth: Louise, Lady Mountbatten-Windsor

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor looks off to the side.
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor.(Reuters: Toby Melville)

Louise is the eldest child of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Born in 2003, she is the eldest great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Her younger brother James overtook her in the order when he was born in 2007.

Sixteenth: Anne, Princess Royal

A close-up of Princess Royal Anne.
Anne, Princess Royal.(Reuters: Kirsty O’Connor/Pool)

Anne is the second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

When she was born in 1950, she was second in line to the throne.

She was succeeded in the succession by her younger brothers Andrew and Edward.

She received the title of Princess Royal from the Queen in 1987.

In 2011, Commonwealth nations agreed to repeal the law that allowed younger brothers to overtake older sisters in the line of succession.

Anne married Captain Mark Phillips in 1973 and had two children: Peter and Zara.

The couple divorced in 1992, and in the same year Anne married Timothy Laurence, a former servant of the Queen.

Seventeenth: Peter Phillips

Mike Tindall and Peter Phillips wearing top hats and riding in a carriage.
Peter Phillips.(Reuters: John Sibley)

Peter Phillips is the eldest child of Princess Royal Anne and Mark Phillips.

Born in 1977, he is the eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Peter is not a prince as his mother did not want him to have a royal title.

He married Canadian Autumn Kelly in 2008 and had two children, Savannah and Isla.

The couple divorced in 2021.

Eighteenth: Savannah Phillips

Savannah is the eldest child of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.

She was born in 2010.

Nineteenth: Isla Phillips

Isla is the second child of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.

She was born in 2012.

Twentieth: Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall is smiling and wearing a bright teal hat.
Zara Tindall.(Reuters: Toby Melville)

Zara Tindall is the second child of Anne, Princess Royal and Mark Phillips.

Born in 1981, she is not a princess as her mother did not want her to have a royal title.

Zara married English rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011.

The couple has three children: Mia, Lena and Lucas.

Zara is an accomplished equestrian and won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Twenty-first: Mia Tindall

Mia is the eldest child of Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall.

She was born in 2014.

Twenty-second: Lena Tindall

Lena is the second child of Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall.

She was born in 2018.

Twenty-third: Lucas Tindall

Lucas is the third child of Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall.

He was born in 2021.

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