Line of succession to the British Throne

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The current Monarch Elizabeth II

The line of succession to the British Throne (and, by extension, the thrones of the fifteen other Commonwealth Realms) is determined by male primogeniture and religion, whereby the eldest legitimate son of the incumbent inherits the throne, unless he is Catholic or has married a Catholic. Notably, the laws preventing "Papists" from taking to the Throne has been neither used nor otherwise tested. The line of succession then follows the descendants of the person in line before going on to consider their siblings. Sons are always considered before daughters, but daughters are included in the succession. See Succession to the British Throne for further details.

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Line of succession

Anyone who is a Roman Catholic or who marries one is excluded from the throne under the Act of Settlement 1701. For the earlier part of the list (through Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia) they have been noted below as "skipped", but after that all descendants of Electress Sophia have been listed.

Current Monarch: Elizabeth II

  1. HRH The Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son ("The Prince Charles")
  2. HRH Prince William of Wales, the Prince of Wales's elder son
  3. HRH Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales, the Prince of Wales's younger son
  4. HRH The Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II's second son ("The Prince Andrew")
  5. HRH Princess Beatrice of York, the Duke of York's elder daughter
  6. HRH Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke of York's younger daughter
  7. HRH The Earl of Wessex, Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son ("The Prince Edward")
  8. The Lady Louise Windsor The Earl of Wessex's daughter
  9. HRH The Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth II's daughter ("The Princess Anne")
  10. Peter Phillips, The Princess Royal's son
  11. Zara Phillips, The Princess Royal's daughter
  12. David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, grandson of King George VI through his mother Princess Margaret
  13. The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley's son
  14. The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley's daughter
  15. Lady Sarah Chatto, granddaughter of King George VI through her mother Princess Margaret
  16. Samuel Chatto, son of Lady Sarah Chatto
  17. Arthur Chatto, son of Lady Sarah Chatto
  18. HRH The Duke of Gloucester, grandson of King George V through his son Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
  19. Earl of Ulster, son of the Duke of Gloucester
  20. Lady Davina Lewis, elder daughter of the Duke of Gloucester
  21. Lady Rose Windsor, younger daughter of the Duke of Gloucester
  22. HRH The Duke of Kent, grandson of King George V through his son Prince George, Duke of Kent
  23. Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, granddaughter of the Duke of Kent (skipped her father George, Earl of St. Andrews and her brother Edward, Baron Downpatrick)
  24. Lady Amelia Windsor, daughter of Lord St. Andrews
  25. Lady Helen Taylor, daughter of the Duke of Kent (skipped her brother, Lord Nicholas Windsor)
  26. Columbus Taylor, son of Lady Helen Taylor
  27. Cassius Taylor, son of Lady Helen Taylor
  28. Eloise Taylor, daughter of Lady Helen Taylor
  29. Estella Taylor, daughter of Lady Helen Taylor
  30. Lord Frederick Windsor, great-grandson of King George V through Prince George (skipped his father HRH Prince Michael of Kent)
  31. Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince Michael of Kent
  32. HRH Princess Alexandra, granddaughter of King George V through Prince George, Duke of Kent
  33. James Ogilvy, son of Princess Alexandra
  34. Alexander Ogilvy, son of James Ogilvy
  35. Flora Ogilvy, daughter of James Ogilvy
  36. Marina Ogilvy, daughter of Princess Alexandra
  37. Christian Mowatt, son of Marina Mowatt
  38. Zenouska Mowatt, daughter of Marina Mowatt
  39. The Earl of Harewood, grandson of King George V through his daughter Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood
  40. Viscount Lascelles, son of the Earl of Harewood
  41. The Hon. Alexander Lascelles, son of Viscount Lascelles
  42. The Hon. Edward Lascelles, son of Viscount Lascelles
  43. The Hon. James Lascelles, son of the Earl of Harewood
  44. Rowan Lascelles, son of James Lascelles
  45. Tewa Lascelles, son of James Lascelles
  46. Sophie Lascelles, daughter of James Lascelles
  47. The Hon. Jeremy Lascelles, son of the Earl of Harewood
  48. Thomas Lascelles, son of Jeremy Lascelles
  49. Ellen Lascelles, daughter of Jeremy Lascelles
  50. Amy Lascelles, daughter of Jeremy Lascelles
  51. Henry Lascelles, great-grandson of King George V through Princess Mary and her second son, the Hon. Gerald Lascelles
  52. Maximilian Lascelles, son of Henry Lascelles
  53. The Duke of Fife, great-grandson of King Edward VII through his daughter Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife
  54. Earl of Southesk, son of the Duke of Fife
  55. Lord Carnegie, son of Lord Southesk
  56. The Hon. George William Carnegie, son of Lord Southesk
  57. The Hon. Hugh Alexander Carnegie, son of Lord Southesk
  58. Lady Alexandra Etherington, daughter of the Duke of Fife
  59. Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington, daughter of Lady Alexandra Etherington
  60. HM King Harald V of Norway, great-grandson of King Edward VII through his daughter, Queen Maud of Norway
  61. HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway, son of King Harald
  62. HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, daughter of Crown Prince Haakon Magnus
  63. Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, daughter of King Harald
  64. Maud Angelica Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise
  65. Leah Isadora Behn, daughter of Princess Märtha Louise
  66. Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, sister of King Harald
  67. Olav Lorentzen, grandson of Princess Raghnild (skipped his father Haakon Lorentzen)
  68. Christian Lorentzen, son of Haakon Lorentzen
  69. Sophia Lorentzen, daughter of Haakon Lorentzen
  70. Victoria Ribeiro, granddaughter of Princess Ragnhild (skipped her mother Ingeborg Lorentzen)
  71. Ragnhild Lorentzen, daughter of Princess Ragnhild
  72. Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, sister of King Harald
  73. Alexander Ferner, son of Princess Astrid
  74. Stella Ferner, daughter of Alexander Ferner
  75. Carl-Christian Ferner, son of Princess Astrid
  76. Cathrine Ferner Johansen, daughter of Princess Astrid
  77. Sebastian Ferner Johansen, son of Cathrine Johansen
  78. Madeleine Ferner Johansen, daughter of Cathrine Johansen
  79. Benedikte Ferner, daughter of Princess Astrid
  80. Elisabeth Ferner Beckman, daughter of Princess Astrid
  81. Benjamin Ferner Beckman, son of Elizabeth Ferner
  82. HRH Princess Margarita of Romania, great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her son Prince Alfred (skipped her father King Michael of Romania)
  83. HRH Princess Helen of Romania, Mrs. McAteer, daughter of King Michael
  84. Nicholas Medforth-Mills, son of Princess Helen
  85. Karina Medforth-Mills, daughter of Princess Helen
  86. HRH Princess Irina of Romania, Mrs. Kreuger, daughter of King Michael
  87. Michael Kreuger, son of Princess Irina
  88. Angelica Kreuger, daughter of Princess Irina
  89. Sophie de Laufenborg, daughter of King Michael
  90. Elisabeta-Maria de Laufenborg, daughter of Princess Sophie
  91. HRH Prince Peter of Yugoslavia, great-great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria through Prince Alfred (skipped his father Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia)
  92. HRH Prince Philip of Yugoslavia, son of Crown Prince Alexander
  93. HRH Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, son of Crown Prince Alexander
  94. HRH Prince Nikolas of Yugoslavia, great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria through Prince Alfred
  95. HRH Princess Marija of Yugoslavia, daughter of Prince Nikolas
  96. HRH Prince George of Yugoslavia, brother of Prince Nikolas
  97. HRH Prince Michael of Yugoslavia, brother of Prince Nikolas
  98. HRH Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, sister of Prince Nikolas
  99. Victoria de Silva, daughter of Princess Katarina
  100. HRH Prince Karl Wladimir of Yugoslavia, great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria through Prince Alfred
  101. HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, brother of Prince Karl Wladimir
  102. HRH Princess Maria Tatiana of Yugoslavia, Mrs. Thune-Larsen, sister of Prince Karl Wladimir
  103. Sonja Thune-Larsen, daughter of Princess Tatiana
  104. Olga Thune-Larsen, daughter of Princess Tatiana
  105. Ileana Snyder, great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, through Alfred, Queen Marie of Romania, and Princess Ileana of Romania, skipping a number of her Catholic relations.
  106. Nicholas Snyder, son of Ileana Snyder
  107. Alexandra Snyder, daughter of Ileana Snyder
  108. Constanza Snyder, daughter of Ileana Snyder
  109. HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria through Prince Alfred
  110. HIH Grand Duke George Mikhailovitch of Russia, son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna
  111. HSH Princess Cécilia of Leiningen, great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria through Prince Alfred (skipped her father Prince Karl Emich of Leiningen)
  112. HSH Princess Theresa of Leiningen, daughter of Prince Karl Emich
  113. HSH Prince Andreas of Leiningen, brother of Prince Karl Emich
  114. HSH Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen, son of Prince Andreas
  115. HSH Prince Hermann of Leiningen, son of Prince Andreas
  116. HSH Princess Olga of Leiningen, daughter of Prince Andreas
  117. HSH Princess Melita of Leiningen, sister of Prince Karl Emich
  118. HSH Princess Stephanie of Leiningen, sister of Prince Karl Emich
  119. HSH Prince Boris of Leiningen, great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria through Prince Alfred
  120. HSH Prince Nicholas of Leiningen, son of Prince Boris
  121. HSH Prince Hermann of Leiningen, brother of Prince Boris
  122. HSH Princess Tatiana of Leiningen, daughter of Prince Hermann
  123. HSH Princess Nadia of Leiningen, daughter of Prince Hermann
  124. HSH Princess Alexandra of Leiningen, daughter of Prince Hermann
  125. HSH Princess Kira of Leiningen, great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria through Prince Alfred
  126. HSH Princess Mechtild of Leiningen, great-great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria through Prince Alfred
  127. Ulf Bauscher, son of Princess Mechtild
  128. Berthold Bauscher, son of Princess Mechtild
  129. Erik Bauscher, son of Berthold Bauscher
  130. Lorenz Bauscher, son of Berthold Bauscher (b. 2002)
  131. Franka Bauscher, daughter of Berthold Bauscher
  132. Johann Bauscher, son of Princess Mechtild
  133. HRH Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia, great-great-grandson of Victoria through Prince Alfred and his daughter Victoria Melita.
  134. Prince Philipp of Prussia, son of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
  135. Prince Paul Wilhelm of Prussia, son of Prince Philipp
  136. Princess Maria Luise of Prussia, daughter of Prince Philipp
  137. Princess Elisabeth Christine of Prussia, daughter of Prince Philipp
  138. Princess Anna Sophie of Prussia, daughter of Prince Philipp
  139. Princess Johanna Amalie of Prussia, daughter of Prince Philipp
  140. Prince Friedrich Wilhelm (the younger) of Prussia, son of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm the elder
  141. Prince Joachim Albrecht of Prussia, son of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm the elder
  142. Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, daughter of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
  143. HRH Prince Michael of Prussia, brother of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm the elder
  144. Princess Micaela of Prussia, daughter of Prince Michael
  145. Maximilian Wessuly, son of Princess Micaela
  146. Princess Nataly of Prussia, daughter of Prince Michael
  147. HRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, nephew of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm and Prince Michael
  148. HRH Princess Cornelie-Cecile of Prussia, sister of Prince Georg Friedrich
  149. HRH Prince Christian Sigismund of Prussia, brother of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm and Prince Michael
  150. HRH Prince Christian Ludwig of Prussia, son of Prince Christian Sigismund
  151. HRH Princess Irina of Prussia, daughter of Prince Christian Sigismund
  152. HRH Princess Marie Cécile of Prussia, Duchess Friedrich August of Oldenburg, sister of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
  153. HH Duke Paul Wladimir of Oldenburg, son of Princess Marie Cécile
  154. HH Duke Kirill of Oldenburg, (b. 2002) son of Prince Paul Wladimir
  155. HH Duke Carlos of Oldenburg, (b. 2004) son of Prince Paul Waladimir
  156. HH Duchess Rixa of Oldenburg, daughter of Princess Marie Cécile
  157. HH Duchess Bibiane of Oldenburg, daughter of Princess Marie Cécile
  158. Kira-Marina Liepsner, niece of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
  159. Patrick Lithander, nephew of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
  160. Wilhelm Lithander, nephew of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm
  161. HSH The Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  162. HSH Max Leopold of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, son of The Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe Langenburg
  163. HSH Princess Cecile of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Mrs. Cyril de Commarque, sister of The Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  164. HSH Princess Xenia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, sister of the Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  165. HSH Prince Georg Andreas of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, paternal uncle of The Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  166. Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (Mrs. Nikolaus von Waldeck-Pyrmont), daughter of Prince Georg Andreas
  167. Princess Letizia of Waldeck-Pyrmont daughter of Princess Katharina of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  168. Princess Tatiana-Louise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, daughter of Prince Georg Andreas
  169. Prince Ludwig of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, nephew of Georg Andreas of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
  170. Duke Christoph of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
  171. Prince Friedrich of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg son of Duke Christoph
  172. Prince Constantin of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg son of Duke Christoph
  173. Prince Leopold of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg son of Duke Christoph
  174. Princess Sophie of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg daughter of Duke Christoph
  175. Prince Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg brother of Duke Christoph
  176. Prince Julian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg son of Prince Alexander
  177. Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg daughter of Prince Alexander
  178. Princess Marita of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg sister of Duke Christoph m. Baron Wilfried of Plotho
  179. Baron Christoph of Plotho son of Princess Marita
  180. Baroness Irina of Plotho daughter of Princess Marita
  181. Princess Ingeborg of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg (b. 1956) sister of Duke Christoph, m. Nikolaus Broschek
  182. Alexis Broschek (b. 1995) Son of Princess Ingeborg

Due to the propensity of British monarchs to marry their cousins, it is often the case that the consorts of monarchs are also in the line of succession.

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is also in the line of succession as a great-great grandson of Queen Victoria through his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. He is currently positioned at around 558th.

HM Queen Mary, consort of George V was also on the line of succession despite the fact she was a Queen consort. She was the great-granddaughter of George III through her mother. As such she could have succeeded the throne as Queen regnant. This would be unlikely given her low position during her lifetime.

Family branches of the line of succession

See also

External links

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