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Who's Next After King Charles? Meet the First 20 Royals in the Line for the Throne

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King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer after his prostate procedure.

Feb. 10 2024, Published 4:30 a.m. ET

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Prince William

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Prince William is King Charles and Princess Diana's firstborn.

King Charles' eldest son, Prince William, is currently the immediate heir to the throne.

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Prince George

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Prince George is the eldest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Prince George, born on July 22, 2013, stands second in the British line of succession behind his father.

Princess Charlotte

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Princess Charlotte is the only daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Princess Charlotte, who is third in the line of succession, was born on May 2, 2015. She became the first British princess to rank above a brother following the implementation of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which sees absolute primogeniture in the line of succession instead of the first male-preference law.

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Prince Louis

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Prince Louis has the official title His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Wales.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's third and youngest child, Prince Louis, is fourth in line to the throne.

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Prince Harry

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Sources claimed Prince Harry may be banished to the back of the room if he refuses to apologize for 'badmouthing his family.'

Despite giving up his senior royal title and position, Prince Harry remains one of the heirs to the throne. He is currently fifth in line.

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Prince Archie

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Prince Archie, whose full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on May 6, 2019.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, Prince Archie, is sixth in line to the throne.

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Princess Lilibet

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Princess Lilibet was born in 2021.

Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed another bundle of joy, Princess Lilibet, in 2021. She was added to the line of succession, currently at seventh, on July 26, 2021.

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Prince Andrew

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The courtier said Prince Andrew will have no formal role in the funeral.

Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's second son, is eighth in the line of succession. He stepped back from his royal duties following the revelations about his ties to the late convicted trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Giuffre's exposés.

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Princess Beatrice

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Her ex's manslaughter charges were reduced to assault and battery.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, is currently ninth in line to the British throne.

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Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi

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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi's daughter was born in September 2021.

Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi, the tenth in line to the throne, turned two in September 2023.

Her middle name is a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, while the other honors Fergie.

"They were looking for an Italian name which started with an S for Sarah, to honour the Duchess, and also reflected the golden rust colour of both the Duchess's hair colour and Beatrice's which the new baby shares," a source told Hello! magazine.

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Princess Eugenie

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Princess Eugenie was sixth in the line of succession when she was born.

Princess Eugenie, the second daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie, is 11th in line to the throne.

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August Philip Hawke Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie's first child with Jack Brooksbank, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, is now the 12th in line.

His proud parents welcomed him to the world in February 2021.

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Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank

Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank is named after his great great great grandfather.

Two years after August's birth, Princess Eugenie and Jack's second son, Ernest George Ronnie Brooksbank, arrived. He currently ranks 13th in the list.

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Prince Edward

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Prince Edward is the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

Once on the third spot in the line of succession, Prince Edward is now in 14th place.

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James, Earl of Wessex

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James, Earl of Wessex, marked his first royal engagement when he was four years old.

Prince Edward's son, James, Earl of Wessex, is 15th in line to the British throne.

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Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor

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Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor was born with esotropia.

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, the youngest niece of King Charles, is now 16th in line.

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Princess Anne

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Princess Anne is the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

Princess Anne, who holds the title Princess Royal, is 17th in the line to the throne. While she is older than Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, the absolute primogeniture rule pushed her further down the list of heirs.

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Peter Phillips

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Peter Phillips and Princess Anne welcomed Peter Phillips in November 1977.

Princess Anne's son, Peter Phillips, is 18th in the line of succession. At the time of his birth, he ranked fifth but got pushed further by the younger royal heirs.

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Savannah Phillips

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Savannah Phillips is Queen Elizabeth II's oldest great-grandchild.

Peter and Autumn Phillips' daughter Savannah Phillips is currently 19th in line to the throne. She was born on December 29, 2010, in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

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Isla Phillips

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Isla Phillips was a royal bridesmaid when Princess Eugenie tied the knot.

Isla Phillips, the 20th in line to the throne, is Peter and Autumn's second daughter.

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