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
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.
4. Princess Charlotte
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.
7. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
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
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
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).