Royal Family's line of succession undergoes big changes

The arrival of two royal babies – and a third on the way – marks further changes in the royal line of succession.

The tiny bundles of joys have seen changes in titles for great kings like Princess Anne and Prince Edward.

Princess Eugenie gave birth to son August in February and he finished 11th in line on the throne.

His arrival meant that Prince Edward, his great-uncle, was going down a position to number 12. The mirror reports.

As such, all under him were struck down.

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, has fallen to position 15.

Zara Tindall changed the succession order again last week after giving birth to Lucas on the bathroom floor.

Due to a change in the law, her son is in 22nd place on the throne.

Queen Elizabeth decided to change the rule that female heirs would automatically lag behind all men born after them.

As such, his sisters Mia and Lena stay in places 20 and 21.

The arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s second child later this year will shake up positions again.

The couple announced that they had a baby girl during their explosive conversation with Oprah Winfrey last month.

At birth she will take eighth place just behind her older brother Archie and watch everyone else push down one seat again.

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, remains the first on the throne as the Queen’s son.

Behind him stand his son William, the Duke of Cambridge, and then his children in order of birth; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

They are followed in sixth place by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.


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