While we wait for the announcement of Royal Baby Sussex’s name, let’s take a look at how his birth affects the line of succession to the British throne.
Succession to the British throne
Baby Sussex is seventh in line to the throne. That means that while the first seven royal members in the line to throne remain unchanged, everybody else gets shoved down one slot.
As per Statista’s infographic, here is the line of succession to the British throne, including the royal baby Sussex, the latest addition to the family.
If the Queen passes or abdicates, the crown will go to her eldest son, Charles, the Prince f Whales. Following him would be Prince William and his children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Prince Harry is sixth in line the throne, making his and Meghan’s baby seventh in line. If Prince William and Duchess Catherine welcomes another child, both Prince Harry and Baby Sussex will move down another slot.
Other members in line to the throne
Following Baby Sussex, the remaining members in line to the throne are:
- Prince Andrew, the Duke of York
- Princess Beatrice of York
- Princess Eugenie of York
- Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex
- Philip Theo Mountbatten Windsor, the Viscount Severn
- The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor
- Princess Anne, the Princess Royal
- Peter Phillips, Princess Anne’s eldest son
- Savannah Phillips, Peter’s eldest daughter
- Isla Phillips, Savannah’s younger sister
- Michael Tindall, former rugby player and Princess Anne’s son-in-law
In addition to being seventh in line to the throne, Baby Sussex is Queen Elizabeth’s eighth grandchild.
Princess Charlotte made history
Back in 2013, Queen Elizabeth signed the succession to the Crown Act. Princess Charlotte then made history as being the first princess in the British Royal monarchy who will not have to stand back to a male heir.
Prior to the act being signed, her younger brother Prince Louis, and any male children born to Prince William would take precedence.
Since Princess Charlotte was born in 2015, she will not be skipped over by her younger brother or any other male heirs.