British royal family: Who’s who in the line to the throne

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her son Charles becomes king at the age of 73

Photograph released by Buckingham Palace in April 2016 to celebrate Elizabeth II's 90th birthday. In the image, the Queen appears accompanied by the three heirs to the British throne: her son Charles of England and Prince George holding hands with his father, William of England.
Photograph released by Buckingham Palace in April 2016 to celebrate Elizabeth II's 90th birthday. In the image, the Queen appears accompanied by the three heirs to the British throne: her son Charles of England and Prince George holding hands with his father, William of England.RANALD MACKECHNIE/ROYAL MAIL (AFP)

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96. Her eldest son, Charles, is now officially king, and will be known as Charles III. At 73, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh has automatically succeeded to the British throne, following royal protocol. although he will formally be declared as such at a later date. Prince William, the eldest son of Charles and Princess Diana, will be next in line.

This year, Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, which marked the 70th anniversary of the monarch’s accession to the throne. The queen was last seen in public on Tuesday, when she met with the new British prime minister, Liz Truss, to formally ask her to form a new government. On Wednesday, however, the queen was forced to cancel a planned virtual meeting with the Privy Council, which meets weekly to discuss matters of state.

On Thursday, alarm bells rang following news that the queen was under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence. Later that day, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, had died.

Prince Charles is now the king. This is now the line of succession.

The Prince of Wales before presenting the trophy for the St James's Palace Stakes during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture date: Tuesday June 14, 2022.

King Charles III

Charles III is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of Edinburgh. At 73 years of age, he is the oldest heir to the British throne, surpassing his great-great-grandfather, Edward VII, who acceded to the throne at the age of 60. He has been in the shadow of Queen Elizabeth since she took the throne after the death of King George VI. In 1981, he married Diana of Wales, with whom he had two sons, Prince William and Prince Henry. The couple divorced in 1996 after years of controversy. In 2005, he married Camilla Parker Bowles, who has become queen consort, as announced by Buckingham Palace.
March 25, 2022, Jamaica: Image Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 24/03/2022. Kingston, Jamaica. Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge , at a Jamaica Defence Force Commissioning Parade on day six of their Royal Tour of the Caribbean. (Credit Image: © i-Images via ZUMA Press)

1. Prince William

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is the eldest son of King Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in 1997 in a traffic accident. In recent years, he has become an increasingly important figure in the British monarchy, leading to rumors that he would ascend directly to the throne. He married Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011, with whom he has three children: Princes George, Charlotte and Louis of Cambridge.
29-03-2022 England Prince George of Cambridge attend the thanksgiving service for the life of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London.

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2. Prince George

The firstborn son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is now second in the line of succession to the throne of the United Kingdom. At only nine years of age, the prince is the image of the distant future of British royalty: one day, he could be king.
02-06-2022 England Prince George of Cambridge and Britain Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis leave Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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3. Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte is the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and first female in the line of succession. At seven years old, she is the first British female princess to be third in line to the throne.
Luis de Cambridge, retratado por su madre, Kate Middleton, con motivo de su segundo cumpleaños.

4. Prince Louis

Louis is the third child and second son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The four-year-old is fourth in line to the British throne.
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5. Prince Henry

Grandson of the queen and second son of Charles and Diana of Wales, Prince Henry is fifth in line to the throne. In 2016, he began a relationship with Meghan Markle and two years later, in 2018, they married at Windsor Castle. The couple have two children, Archie and Lilibet. In 2020, Prince Henry and his wife decided to stop working for the British crown. Since then, relations with the royal family have been frosty, and the couple have stayed away from the United Kingdom and official events.
La felicitación de Navidad de 2021 de Enrique de Inglaterra y Meghan Markle junto a sus hijos Archie y Lilibet Diana.

6. and 7. Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana

Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana are the children of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Aged three and one, respectively, they are sixth and seventh in line to the throne.
The Duke of York visiting the AkzoNobel Decorative Paints facility at Slough in Berkshire.The company has recently signed a three-year agreement, through which it will provide £100,000 per annum, to the Outward Bound Trust, of which The Duke is Chairman of Trustees. This is his first public engagement since a US judge ordered that ÏluridÓ sex allegations made against him, be struck from the record.

Prince Andrew

El Principe Andres durante un evento en Barkshire
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8. Prince Andrew

Andrew is the third son of Elizabeth II and eighth in line to the throne. In 1986, he married Sarah Ferguson, with whom he has two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Considered by the media to be the queen's favorite son, he has been forced to withdraw from public life due to a serious sex abuse scandal stemming from his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. In 2022, he was stripped of all military titles and royal patronage.

9. and 10. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie

Daughters of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson, Beatrice and Eugenie were the first princesses born into the royal family since Princess Anne in 1950.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, leaves Bath Abbey after taking part in a ceremony to become the University of Bath's new chancellor. Bath, Somerset. 07 November 2013.

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11. Edward, Duke of Wessex

Edward is the fourth and last son of Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. He took over his father at various royal events due to the latter's impossibility of continuing to attend them because of his advanced age. He married Sofia Rhys-Jones in 1999, and the couple had two children: James and Louise.
August Philip Hawke (literalmente Agosto Felipe Hawke) es el antepenúltimo de los bisnietos de Isabel II. Nacido en febrero de 2021, es hijo de Eugenia de York, la hija menor de Andrés de Inglaterra y Sarah Ferguson, y del empresario Jack Brooksbank. Su segundo nombre es un homenaje a su bisabuelo, Felipe de Edimburgo; el tercero, a un antepasado de su padre. Eugenia es la 11ª en la línea de sucesión al trono y su hijo el 12º.

12 and 13. James and Louise

Viscount James and Lady Louise are the children of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, leaves Bath Abbey after taking part in a ceremony to become the University of Bath's new chancellor. Bath, Somerset. 07 November 2013.

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13. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward is the fourth and last son of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. He succeeded his father when the duke was unable to attend public acts due to his age. In 1999, the prince married Sophia Rhys-Jones, with whom he has two children: James and Louise.
Lady Louise Windsor at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

14. and 15. James and Louise

The children of Prince Edward, James and Louise, are 14th and 15th in the line of succession.
The Princess Royal attends the Not Forgotten Association Annual Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London. Picture date: Thursday May 12, 2022.

14, 15 and 16. Princess Anne and her children Peter and Zara

Princess Anne is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Although she is their second child, her brothers, Andrew and Edward, are ahead of her in the line of succession. As a teenager, the princess began to exercise official responsibilities on behalf of her mother. Today, she is the member of the royal family with the largest number of royal engagements and is involved in more than 200 charities. She has two children: Peter and Zara.


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