Line of Succession British Throne Updated
The line of succession to the British Throne was updated on the Royal Family’s website after the death of Queen Elizabeth . Of Charles as the new sovereign, the king’s eldest son Prince William is now first in line to the throne.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and the firstborn of Cambridge Prince George , nine, is second in line. The couple’s seven-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte is third in line, while Prince Louis four is fourth.
Prince Harry is fifth in line, followed by his and Meghan Marklea his son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (sixth) and their daughter Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (seventh). Prince Andrew is eighth, Princess Beatrice is ninth and her daughter Sienna Mapelli Mozzi is tenth in line.
When Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952, her eldest child Charles became the heir apparent. The Prince of Wales became king after his mother’s death on September 8.
Queen Elizabeth passed away peacefully in Balmoral on Thursday. “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of greatest sorrow for me and all members of my family,” King Charles said in a statement following the death of his mother. “We deeply mourn the passing of a beloved Sovereign and a dearly beloved mother.”
His Majesty the King will be proclaimed at the Accession Council on Saturday in London at the State Apartments of St. James’s Palace.