The Tangled Line of Succession to the British Throne

Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on Sept. 8, 2022, meaning her son King Charles inherited the throne and was crowned on May 6, 2023. There is, however, a long list of royal relatives behind him in line for the throne, most of whom won’t get the opportunity to become monarch. The royal line of succession is confusing at best. Before the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, males were always given priority over females. Now, the oldest child is next in line for the throne, regardless of gender. Here is the line of succession as it stands right now, after King Charles: 

  1.  1. Prince William 
  2.  2. Prince George (William's oldest child) 
  3.  3. Princess Charlotte (William's second child) 
  4.  4. Prince Louis (William's third child) 
  5.  5. Prince Harry 
  6.  6. Prince Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Harry's son) 
  7.  7. Princess Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (Harry's daughter) 
  8.  8. Prince Andrew 
  9.  9. Princess Beatrice (Andrew's elder daughter) 
  10. 10. Sienna Mapelli Mozzi (Beatrice's daughter) 
  11. 11. Princess Eugenie (Andrew's younger daughter) 
  12. 12. August Brooksbank (Eugenie's son) 
  13. 13. Prince Edward 
  14. 14. James, Earl of Wessex (Edward's son) 
  15. 15. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (Edward's daughter) 
  16. 16. Princess Anne 
  17. 17. Peter Phillips (Anne's son) 
  18. 18. Savannah Phillips (Peter's elder daughter) 
  19. 19. Isla Phillips (Peter's younger daughter) 
  20. 20. Zara Tindall (Anne's daughter)