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This Is the Line of Succession to the British Throne

Wondering who will take the crown after Queen Elizabeth? This is who's next (and beyond) in the British royal line of succession.

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1. Prince Charles

Despite rumors that the royal line of succession would skip Prince Charles—he is the least popular royal after all—he’ll still be next in line for the throne as Queen Elizabeth's oldest son. Already 69 years old, he will be the oldest person in British history to be crowned.


2. Prince William

Next comes Prince Charles’ son, Prince William—the firstborn of the queen’s firstborn. Given the love the public already has for William and his wife, Kate Middleton, he’s sure to keep that popularity as king. Learn more why William will never be king before his dad.

Prince George celebrates his fourth birthday, London, United Kingdom - 22 Jul 2017Chris Jackson/Shutterstock

3. Prince George

He might only be four years old, but Prince George—firstborn child of Prince William—already has a massive responsibility ahead of him. After his father, George will be taking over the British crown. Based on these photos of an adorable pep talk from his dad, the future king might already be preparing.

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4. Princess Charlotte

Until her big brother has kids of his own, two-year-old Princess Charlotte is next in the royal line of succession. Still, this is why Princess Charlotte’s kids won’t get royal titles, even though her brother’s will.

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5. Prince Louis

William and Kate’s third child is next in line after Charlotte. In the past, a son would have gone above Princess Charlotte in the succession, but a new law will let her hold her place in the royal line of succession.

Prince Harry presents Army Air Corps Pilots' Wings, Museum Of Army Flying, Middle Wallop, Hampshire, UK - 16 Mar 2018Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

6. Prince Harry

After Prince William and Kate Middleton's children comes Queen Elizabeth's younger grandson, Prince Harry (which, by the way, is not his real name). Find out how much each person in the British royal family is worth.

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7. Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor

Now that Meghan Markle has given birth to her and Prince Harry's first son, Archie, the baby boy is seventh in the royal line of succession.

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8. Prince Andrew

If something were to happen to his nephews and their kids, Prince Andrew—Queen Elizabeth II’s second son and Prince Charles's younger brother—would step up to be king.

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9. Princess Beatrice

Before Princess Charlotte was born, Prince Andrew’s 29-year-old daughter Beatrice was the highest-ranking female in the British line of succession.

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10. Princess Eugenie

Right after her big sister, Princess Eugenie (Andrew's other daughter) would be next in line to become Queen of the United Kingdom. These are the non-royal jobs she and the rest of her family have held.

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