Royal Line of Succession

Next in Line For The Throne

Just who is next in line to the throne?

That's a good question!

The answer to that question however isn’t always so easy to answer. The heir to the British throne, which is often referred to as the Crown Prince, is the eldest male child of the monarch, as long as he does not marry a Roman Catholic and was not born out of wedlock. 

The law states that only protestant heirs of Princess Sophia, granddaughter of James I, may succeed to the British throne. Neither Catholics, nor those who marry a Catholic, nor those born out of wedlock, may remain in the line of success. The rules of succession is governed by the Act of Union of 1800, as well as the Act of Settlement of 1701 and the Bill of Rights first established in 1689. 

That however has recently changed due to the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013. Now the crown does not depend on gender. It also removed the disqualification arising from a marriage to a Roman Catholic.

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Prince Charles

High Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

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Prince William

His Royal Highness Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge

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Prince George

His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

 

Princess Charlotte

Her Royal Highness
HRH Princess Charlotte

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana 

His Royal Highness

Prince Louis

His Royal Highness

Prince Henry

All Hail the Queen

The current ruling monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. She is known as the Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including ….

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Jamaica
  • Barbados
  • The Bahamas
  • Grenada
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Belize
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
Next in line for the British throne