The Full British Line of Succession, from Prince Charles to Zara Tindall

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It’s been nine months since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they’re stepping down as senior members of the royal family.

We initially thought the resignation would have a major impact on the rankings to replace Queen Elizabeth, but it had very little impact on the line of succession. Not only did everything stay exactly the same, but the couple’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, wasn’t penalized in the slightest.

From Prince Charles to Zara Tindall, keep reading for all the details on the British line of succession.

1. Prince Charles

Better known as Princess Diana’s former husband and father to princes William and Harry, Prince Charles is the first in line to take over the Iron British throne as Queen Elizabeth II’s firstborn. The queen named him the official successor in April 2018.

2. Prince William

Not only did Prince William score Kate Middleton as his wife, but he has also snagged the second spot in the long line of heirs to the royal throne.

3. Prince George

He may be small, but the power Prince George wields as third in line to the throne is no joke. He and his squishy cheeks will make for a great king someday.

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4. Princess Charlotte

At 5 years old, Princess Char is not only her Great-Gan-Gan’s fourth successor, she’s also her mini-me. May she reign as long as Her Majesty, Great-Gan Elizabeth.

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5. Prince Louis

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s petit prince Louis is fifth in line to the throne, right behind his brother and sister.

6. Prince Harry

He may have 33 years on his newest nephew, but age does not equate with privilege in this case. Because Prince William is Prince Charles’s eldest son, his progeny comes before Uncle Harry in the chain of royal command.

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7. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Archie is seventh in line to the throne. He currently resides at his parent’s new $14.65 million home in the wealthy Santa Barbara neighborhood of Montecito.

8. Prince Andrew, Duke of York

As the second eldest son of Her Majesty and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew sits comfortably in the eighth spot in line.

9. Princess Beatrice of York

Princess Bea’s claim to fame isn’t just that she’s ninth in line to the throne as Prince Andrew’s oldest daughter. She also reigns supreme as queen of the fascinator game.

10. Princess Eugenie

Although she comes after her big sister, Beatrice, in the line of succession, Princess Eugenie’s stunning wedding proves she’s totally up for the spoils of queendom.

11. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

As Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s youngest son, Prince Edward holds the 11th position in line to the throne.

12. James, Viscount Severn

In the 12th spot on the list of royal heirs is Prince Edward’s son, James, Viscount Severn. You’ve got some big shoes to fill, kid.

13. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor

She’s the oldest daughter of Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward, making her Queen Elizabeth’s youngest granddaughter.

14. The Princess Royal

Princess Anne is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. She’s held the same royal title since 1987. NBD.

15. Peter Phillips

Not only is he Princess Anne’s eldest child, but he’s also Queen Elizabeth’s oldest grandchild.

16. Savannah Phillips

You probably remember her as the troublemaker who pushed her cousin, Prince George, down a grassy hill back in 2018.

17. Isla Phillips

Meet Savannah’s little sister, Isla. She’s the second daughter of Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn.

18. Zara Tindall

Finally, Princess Anne’s only daughter completes the British line of succession. She married Mike Tindall back in 2011, and they now share two children together: Mia (6) and Lena (2).

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