Recently we have come to speak quite often of what will be the succession to the throne of the Queen Elizabeth II. The reason is simple: the recent pandemic has forced the Queen to isolate herself and withdraw from public commitments indefinitely. But in case of abdication to the throne, what would be the royal family’s official succession line. Obviously the first descendant to the role of King is Charles, Prince of Wales and eldest son of the Queen and Prince Philip. Following is William and, of course, George. Fourth to succeed the throne Charlotte, second son of the Dukes of Cambridge and after her, the little Louis.
Charles, Prince of Wales
William, Duke of Cambridge
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Only sixth in the line of succession is Harry, Duke of Sussex, who, despite his “withdrawal” from the royal family, remains the legitimate descendant of the Queen as well as the small Archie who is seventh in the line of succession.
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Eighth Andrew, the Queen’s third son while ninth and tenth his daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie.
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Under the tenth place we find Edward, the youngest son of the Queen and her descendants: the son James (twelfth) and the daughter Lady Louise (thirteenth). Only in fourteenth place, as a woman (male children and their descendants are preferred in succession only for those born before 2011, the year in which the rules were changed and the birth order is simply valid), the tireless Princess Anna followed by her son Peter Phillips and her children Savannah and Isla. Last is Zara Tindall who, as Anne’s daughter, is in eighteenth place in line of succession.