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H.M. Queen

Elizabeth II

born 1926

accession 1952

1.

Prince Charles, 

born 1948


Prince of Wales


9.

Prince Andrew,

born 1960

Duke of York

13.

Prince Edward, 

born 1964

Earl of Wessex

16.

Princess Anne

born 1950

Princess Royal

2.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

born 1982

6.
Prince Henry, Duke of Sussex
born 1984

10.

Princess Beatrice of York
born 1988


11.

Princess Eugenie of York
born 1990


14.
Lacy Louise WIndsor

born 2003


15.
James, Viscount Severn

born2007


17.
Peter Phillips

born 1977



20.
Zara Tindall
(née Phillips)

born 1981



3.
Prince George of Cambridge

born 2013




7.
Archie Harrison Muntbatten-Windsor

born 2019




12
August  Brooksbank

born 2021




18.
Savannah Phillips

born 2010





21.
Mia Tindall

born 2014





4.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

born 2015

8
girl
born 2021




19.

Isla Phillips

born 2012



22.
Lena Tindall

born 2018



5.
Prince Louis of Cambridge

born 2019



23.
Lucas Tindall
born 2021


Succession to the British throne is determined by descent, sex (for people born before October 2011), legitimacy, and religion. Under common law, the Crown is inherited by a sovereign's children or by a childless sovereign's nearest collateral line. The Bill of Rights 1689 and the Act of Settlement 1701 restrict succession to the throne to the legitimate Protestant descendants of Sophia of Hanover that are in "communion with the Church of England".[1] Spouses of Roman Catholics were disqualified from 1689 until the law was amended in 2015. Protestant descendants of those excluded for being Roman Catholics are eligible.[2]


Queen Elizabeth II is the sovereign, and her heir apparent is her eldest son, Charles, Prince of Wales. Next in line after him is Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales's elder son. Third in line is Prince George, the eldest child of the Duke of Cambridge, followed by his sister, Princess Charlotte and younger brother, Prince Louis. Sixth in line is Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, the younger son of the Prince of Wales. Any of the first six in line marrying without the sovereign's consent would be disqualified from succession.


The first four individuals in the line of succession who are over 21, and the sovereign's consort, may be appointed Counsellors of State. Counsellors of State perform some of the sovereign's duties in the United Kingdom while he or she is out of the country or temporarily incapacitated. Otherwise, individuals in the line of succession need not have specific legal or official roles.


The United Kingdom is one of the 16 Commonwealth realms. Each of those countries has the same person as monarch and the same order of succession. In 2011, the prime ministers of the realms agreed unanimously to adopt a common approach to amending the rules on the succession to their respective Crowns so that absolute primogeniture would apply for persons born after the date of the agreement, instead of male-preference primogeniture, and the ban on marriages to Roman Catholics would be lifted, but the monarch would still need to be in communion with the Church of England. After the necessary legislation had been enacted in accordance with each realm's constitution, the changes took effect on 26 March 2015

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The Queen´s closest family & the line of succession