The British Royal Family Tree and Line of Succession

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The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II, has four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Her husband, Prince Philip, died on 9 April 2021, aged 99. The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen.

Born in 1926, Princess Elizabeth became queen after the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. She married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947 and the couple had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward

Line of Succession

Charles The Prince of Walse

The Queen’s eldest son and first in line to the throne. On 29 July 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer, who became the Princess of Wales. The couple had two sons, William and Harry. They later separated and their marriage was dissolved in 1996. On 31 August 1997, the princess was killed in a car crash in Paris.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William is the elder son of the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is second in line to the throne.

The duke was 15 when his mother died. He went on to study at St Andrews University, where he met his future wife, Kate Middleton. The couple were married in 2011.

On his 21st birthday, he was appointed a Counsellor of State – standing in for the Queen on official occasions. He and his wife had their first child, George, in July 2013, their second, Charlotte, in 2015 and third, Louis, in 2018.

Prince George of Cambridge

Prince George of Cambridge was born on 22 July 2013 at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Prince George is third in line to the throne, after his father and grandfather.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her second child, a girl on 2 May 2015, again at St Mary’s Hospital. She is fourth in line to the throne and is known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

Prince Louis of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child.

Prince Harry Duke of Sussex

He has been a Counsellor of State since his 21st birthday and stood in for the Queen on official duties.

He married US actress Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018, at Windsor Castle. In January 2020, the royal couple said they would step back as “senior” royals and divide their time between the UK and North America. They said they intended to “work to become financially independent”.

 Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

The Sussex’s first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on 6 May 2019, 

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor

The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her second child in Santa Barbara, California. on 4 June 2021.

Family Tree

The British royal family tree and those in line for the throne

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