How Lilibet has shifted the British line of succession [photos]

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After Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle announced the birth of their latest addition, a baby girl named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, many royal fans are wondering where exactly the Queen’s eleventh great-grandchild fits into the British line of succession.

The British Line of Succession June 2021

The couple’s second child was born at 11:40 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara in California on Friday 4 June 2021. Lilibet is now eighth in line to the throne and for now, she is unlikely to earn a title, just like her brother Archie. 

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In the British line of succession, the Queen’s second-oldest son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York (9) and his two daughters, Princess Beatrice of York (10) and Princess Eugenie of York (11) now make up the top eleven of the British line of succession.

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Princess Eugenie (left), the Duke of York and Princess Beatrice arrive at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Image: RealTime Images

The Sussexes

Prince Harry and Meghan’s first-born, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is subsequently seventh in line to the throne.

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth great-grandchild. Image: RealTime Images

Of course, as their father, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, makes up the top six of the line of succession.

Prince Harry walks in the procession at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, during the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh. Image: RealTimeImages

The Cambridges

As the son of Prince William and grandson of Prince Charles, Prince Louis of Cambridge is fifth in line to the British throne.

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Prince Louis and Prince William. Image: RealTimeImages

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is fourth in line to the British throne. Due to the implementation of the Perth Agreement, which replaced male-preference primogeniture with absolute primogeniture, she did not move down the line of succession when her younger brother, Prince Louis of Cambridge, was born on 23 April 2018; this makes her the first British princess to rank above a brother in the line of succession.

The Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter Princess Charlotte. Image: RealTime Images

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first-born, Prince George of Cambridge will inherit the throne after his father Prince William.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge with their chlidren (daughter Princess Charlotte and son Prince George) before departure from Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland on 19 July 2017. Image: RealTime Images

Prince William is second in line to the throne.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the graduation ceremony for more than 150 Coach Core apprentices at The London Stadium, London, UK, on 18 October 2017. Image: RealTime Images

The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles is first in line of the British throne as he is the eldest child of the Queen.

The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex attend the Global Premiere of Netflix’s ‘Our Planet’ at The National History Museum, London, UK, on 4 April 2019. Image: RealTime Images Protection Status

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