order.of.prec.britain

The United KIngdom

Order of precedence

when Queen Elizabeth II lived

The order of precedence


for male members


of the royal family 


The Sovereign



The King


The Prince of Wales


i.e. the Sovereign's eldest son.


Prince William, Prince of Wales


The Sovereign's younger sons


Ordered according to their birth.


Prince Henry


The Sovereign's grandsons




Ordered according to the rules of primogeniture



.

Prince George
Prince Louis
Prince Archie


The Sovereign's brothers



Ordered according to their birth.



Prince Andrew

Prince Edward


The Sovereign's uncles



i.e. the brothers of the Sovereign's royal parent (through whom he or she inherited the throne); ordered according to their birth.


The Sovereign's nephews



i.e. the sons of the Sovereign's brothers and sisters; ordered according to the rules of primogeniture.

Peter Phillips
James, Viscount Severn


The Sovereign's cousins




i.e. the sons of the brothers and sisters of the Sovereign's royal parent (through whom he or she inherited the throne); ordered according to the rules of primogeniture

David, 2nd Earl of Snowdon

Lady Sarah Chatto



The Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Rothesay  & Grandsons of former sovereigns who are not dukes


i.e. the sons of the brothers and sisters of the Sovereign's royal parent (through whom he or she inherited the throne); ordered according to the rules of primogeniture

The order of precedence



for female members
of the royal family is

when accompanying their husbands

The Queen Consort





Daughters-in-law of the sovereign


(if accompanying their husbands)


Catherine, Princess of Wales
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Daughters of the sovereign

Granddaughters-in-law of the sovereign


(if accompanying their husbands; ordered according to their husbands' precedence)

Granddaughters of the sovereign




(ordered according to the rules of primogeniture)



Princess Lillibeth of Sussex

Princess Lillibeth


Sisters-in-law of the sovereign

(if accompanying their husbands; none)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Sisters of the sovereign


Anne, Princess Royal

Aunts (by marriage) of the sovereign


(if accompanying their husbands; none surviving)


Aunts (by blood) of the sovereign



Nieces (by marriage) of the sovereign


Nieces (by marriage) of the sovereign


Nieces (by blood) of the sovereign





Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice

Zara Tindall (née Phillips)

Lady Louise Windsor

Granddaughters-in-law of former sovereigns


(whose husbands are dukes; if accompanying their husbands)

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester

Katharine, Duchess of Kent

Granddaughters-in-law of former sovereigns


(whose husbands are not dukes; if accompanying their husbands)

Princess Michael of Kent


Granddaughters of former sovereigns








Princess Alexandra,
The Honourable Lady Ogilvy

Lady Sarah Chatto

Princess Charlotte

Princess Lillibeth
Lady Louise Windsor

Sarah Tindall

Order of Precedence


for female members of the Royal family


not accompanying their husbands


The Queen Consort




Queens dowager

(none surviving; most recently widowed first)


Daughters of the sovereign


Granddaughters of prior Monarchs




Princess Alexandra,

The Honorable Lady Ogilvy

Lady Sarah Chatto

Granddaughters of the Monarch


accorded Princely rank


Princess Charlotte

Princess Lillibeth

Granddaughters-in-law


to Princely Grandsons of the sovereign


Daughters-in-law of the Sovereign


Catherine, Princess of Wales

Granddaughters of the sovereign


without Princely rank


Granddaughters-in-law of the sovereign


Aunts (by marriage) of the sovereign

(if not accompanying their husbands;


Nieces (by marriage) of the sovereign

(if not accompanying their husbands)

Granddaughters-in-law of former sovereigns


(whose husbands are Princely Dukes)


Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester

Katharine, Duchess of Kent

Granddaughters-in-law of former sovereigns

(whose husbands are Princes)

Princess Michael of Kent