Royal Line of Succession

This is the current list of succession to the British throne as of June 6, 2021. Keep in mind that the list will change as marriages take place, and new children are born into the royal family.

Some people who were previously excluded because of marriage to a Roman Catholic have since been restored because their exclusion was repealed on March 26, 2015, as part of the Perth Agreement. This mostly has to do with those who married Catholics. From the way I understand it, if you married a Catholic but you, yourself aren’t a catholic then your place was restored.

This royal line of succession, as seen below, was last updated on June 6, 2021

Who is next in line to the British Throne?  This is the full list of the line of succession!

  1. HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (b. 1948)
  2. HRH Prince William of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge (b. 1982)
  3. HRH Prince George of Cambridge (b. 2013)
  4. HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (b. 2015)
  5. HRH Princess Louis of Cambridge (b. 2018)
  6. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (Harry) (b. 1984)
  7. Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (b. 2019)
  8. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor (b. 2021)
  9. HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York (b. 1960)
  10. HRH Princess Beatrice of York (b. 1988)
  11. HRH Princess Eugenie of York (b. 1990)
  12. August Brooksbank (b. 2021)
  13. HRH Prince Edward (b. 1964)
  14. James, Viscount Severn (b. 2007)
  15. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (b. 2003)
  16. HRH Princess Anne, Princess Royal (b. 1950)
  17. Peter Phillips (b. 1977)
  18. Savannah Phillips (b. 2010)
  19. Isla Phillips (b. 2012)
  20. Zara Tindall (Phillips) (b. 1981)
  21. Mia Grace Tindall (b. 2014)
  22. Lena Elizabeth Tindall (b. 2018)
  23. Lucus Phillip Tindall (b. 2021)
  24. David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (b. 1961)
  25. Honorable Charles Armstrong-Jones (b. 1999)
  26. Margarita Armstrong-Jones (b. 2002)
  27. Lady Sarah Chatto (b. 1964)
  28. Samuel Chatto (b. 1996)
  29. Arthur Chatto (b. 1999)
  30. HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1944)
  31. Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster (b. 1974)
  32. Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden (b. 2007)
  33. Lady Cosima Windsor (b. 2010)
  34. Lady Davina Lewis (b. 1977)
  35. Senna Kowhai Lewis (b. 2010)
  36. Tāne Mahuta Lewis (b. 2012)
  37. Lady Rose Gilman (b. 1980)
  38. Lyla Gilman (b. 2010)
  39. Rufus Gilman (b. 2012)
  40. HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (b. 1935)
  41. George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews (b. 1962)
    Edward Windsor, Baron Downpatrick (excluded by becoming a Roman Catholic)
    Lady Marina Charlotte Windsor (excluded by becoming a Roman Catholic)
  42. Lady Amelia Windsor (b. 1995)
    Lord Nicholas Windsor (Excluded by becoming a Roman Catholic)
    Albert Windsor (b. 2007) (Excluded by becoming a Roman Catholic)
    Leopold Windsor (b. 2009) (Excluded by becoming a Roman Catholic)
    Louis Windsor (b. 2014) (Excluded by becoming a Roman Catholic)
  43. Lady Helen Taylor (b. 1964)
  44. Columbus Taylor (b. 1994)
  45. Cassius Taylor (b. 1996)
  46. Eloise Taylor (b. 2003)
  47. Estella Taylor (b 2004)
  48. Prince Michael of Kent (b. 1942)
  49. Lord Frederick Windsor (b 1979)
  50. Maud Windsor (b. 2013)
  51. Isabella Windsor (b. 2016)
  52. Lady Gabriella Windsor (b. 1981)
  53. HRH Princess Alexandra the Hon. Lady Ogilvy (b. 1936)
  54. James Ogilvy (b. 1964)
  55. Alexander Ogilvy (b. 1996)
  56. Flora Ogilvy (b. 1994)
  57. Marina Ogilvy, Mrs Paul Mowatt (b. 1966)
  58. Christian Mowatt (b. 1993)
  59. Miss Zenouska Mowatt (b. 1990)
  60. David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood (b. 1950)
  61. Hon. Alexander Lascelles (b. 1980)
  62. Hon. Edward Lascelles (b. 1982)
  63. Hon. James Lascelles (b. 1953)
  64. Rowan Lascelles (b. 1977)
  65. Tewa Lascelles (b. 1985)
  66. Sophie Lascelles (b. 1973)
  67. Hon. Jeremy Lascelles (b. 1955)
  68. Thomas Lascelles (b. 1982)
  69. Ellen Lascelles (b. 1984)
  70. Amy Lascelles (b. 1986)
  71. Tallulah Lascelles (b. 2005)
  72. Henry Lascelles (b. 1953)
  73. Maximilian Lascelles (b. 1991)
  74. David Carnegie, 4th Duke of Fife (b. 1961)
  75. Lord Charles Duff Carnegie (b. 1989)
  76. Hon. George William Carnegie (b. 1991)
  77. Hon. Hugh Alexander Carnegie (b. 1993)
  78. Lady Alexandra Etherington (b. 1959)
  79. Amelia Mary Carnegie Etherington (b. 2001)
  80. HM King Harald V of Norway (b. 1937)
  81. HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (b. 1973)
  82. HH Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (b. 2005)
  83. HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (b. 2004)
  84. Princess Martha Louise of Norway (b. 1971)
  85. Maud Angelica Behn (b. 2003)
  86. Leah Isadora Behn (b. 2005)
  87. Emma Talullah Behn (b. 2008)
  88. Haakon Lorentzen (b. 1954)
  89. Olav Lorentzen (b. 1985)
  90. Christian Lorentzen (1988)
  91. Sophia Lorentzen (b. 1994)
  92. Ingeborg Ribeiro (b. 1957)
  93. Victoria Ribeiro (b. 1988)
  94. Ragnhild Lorentzen Long (b. 1968)
  95. Alexandra Lorentzen Long (b. 2007)
  96. Elizabeth Lorentzen Long (b. 2011)
  97. HH Princess Astrid of Norway (b. 1932)
  98. Alexander Ferner (b. 1965)
  99. Stella Ferner (b. 1998)
  100. Carl-Christian Ferner (b. 1972)
  101. Cathrine Johansen (b. 1962)
  102. Sebastian Johansen (b. 1990)
  103. Madeleine Johansen (b. 1993)
  104. Benedikte Ferner (b. 1963)
  105. Elisabeth Ferner Beckman (b. 1969)
  106. Benjamin Ferner Beckman (b. 1999)
    Michael, King of Romania (excluded by marrying a Roman Catholic)
  107. Princess Margareta of Romania (b. 1949)
  108. Princess Elena of Romania (b. 1950)
  109. Nicholas Medforth-Mills
  110. Maria Alexandra of Romania
  111. Elisabeta Karina Medforth-Mills
  112. Princess Irina of Romania
  113. Michael Kreuger
  114. Angelica Kreuger
  115. Princess Sophie of Romania
  116. Elisabeta-Maria de Roumanie Biarneix
    Princess Marie of Romania (excluded by marrying a Roman Catholic)
    Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (excluded by marrying a Roman Catholic)
  117. Prince Peter of Yugoslavia
  118. Prince Philip of Yugoslavia
  119. Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
  120. Prince Nikolas of Yugoslavia
  121. Princess Marija of Yugoslavia
  122. Prince George of Yugoslavia
  123. Prince Michael of Yugoslavia
  124. Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia
  125. Victoria de Silva
  126. Prince Karl Wladimir of Yugoslavia
  127. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia
  128. Princess Tatiana of Yugoslavia
  129. Sonja Thune-Larsen
  130. Olga Thune-Larsen
    Christopher Habsburg (excluded as he is Roman Catholic)
  131. Stefan Habsburg
  132. Saygan Habsburg
  133. Maria Antonia Habsburg
  134. Peter Habsburg
  135. Anton Habsburg
  136. Ileana Habsburg
  137. Nicholas Snyder
  138. Alexandra Snyder
  139. Constantza Snyder
  140. Constantza Habsburg
  141. Archduke Dominic of Austria
  142. Count Sandor von Habsburg
  143. Count Gregor von Habsburg
  144. Countess Ileana Kottulinsky
  145. Archduchess Alexandra of Austria
  146. Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria
  147. Baron Johann von Holzhausen
  148. Baron Georg von Holzhausen
  149. Baron Alexander von Holzhausen
  150. Baron Tassilo von Holzhausen
  151. Baroness Alexandra von Holzhausen
  152. Ferdinand Ferch
  153. Leopold Frech
  154. Benedikt Ferch
  155. Elisabeth Ferch
  156. Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria
  157. Anton Sandhofer
  158. Dominik Sandhofer
  159. Mauritio Lux
  160. Dorian Lux
  161. Andrea Alexandra Sandhofer
  162. Ferdinand Hans Friedrich Zarbl
  163. Benedikt Bonifatius Zarbl
  164. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia
  165. Grand Duke George Mikhailovitch of Russia
    Karl-Emich, 8th Fürst of Leiningen (excluded by marrying a Roman Catholic)
  166. Princess Cécilia of Leiningen
  167. HSH Princess Theresa of Leiningen
  168. Prince Andreas of Leiningen
  169. Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen
  170. Princess Olga of Leiningen
  171. Princess Melita of Leiningen
  172. Princess Stephanie of Leiningen
  173. Prince Boris of Leiningen
  174. Prince Nicholas of Leiningen
  175. Prince Hermann of Leiningen
  176. Princess Tatiana of Leiningen
  177. Princess Nadia of Leiningen
  178. Princess Alexandra of Leiningen
  179. Alexander Pz v Hohenzollern (b. 1987)
  180. Philippa v Hohenzollern (b. 1988)
  181. Flaminia v Hohenzollern (b. 1992)
  182. Antonia v Hohenzollern (b. 1995)
  183. Albrecht Pz v Hohenzollern (b. 1954)
  184. Josephine v Hohenzollern (b. 2002)
  185. Eugenia v Hohenzollern (b. 2005)
  186. Ferdinand Pz v Hohenzollern (b. 1960)
  187. Alois Pz v Hohenzollern (b. 1999)
  188. Fidelis Pz v Hohenzollern (b. 2001)
  189. Victoria v Hohenzollern ( (*2004)
  190. Mechtild v Leiningen (*1936)
  191. Ulf Bauscher (*1963)
  192. Berthold Bauscher (*1965)
  193. Erik Bauscher (*1998)
  194. Lorentz Bauscher(*2002)
  195. Franka Bauscher (*1996)
  196. Johann Bauscher (*1971)
  197. Friedrich Wilhelm Pz v Preussen (*1939)
  198. Philipp Pz v Preussen (*1968)
  199. Paul Wilhelm Pz v Preussen (*1995)
  200. Tmotheus Friedrich Pz v Preussen (*2005)
  201. Maria Luise v Preussen (*1997)
  202. Elisabeth Christine v Preussen (*1999)
  203. Anna sophie V Preussen (*2001)
  204. Johanna Amalie v Preussen (*2002)
  205. Friedrich Wilhelm Pz v Preussen (*1979)
  206. Joachim Pz v Preussen (*1984)
  207. Viktoria Luise v Preussen (*1982)
  208. Michael Pz v Preussen (*1940)
  209. Micaela v Preussen (*1967)
  210. Maximilian Wessoly v Preussen (*2000)
  211. Marrie Charlotte Wessoly v Preussen (*2001)
  212. Nataly v Preussen (*1970)
  213. Georg Friedrich Pz v Preussen (*1976)
  214. Cornelie Cecile v Preussen (*1978)
  215. Christian Sigismund Pz v Preussen (*1946)
  216. Christian Ludwig Pz v Preussen (*1986)
  217. Irina v Preussen (*1988)
  218.  Marie Cecile v Preussen (*1942)
  219. Paul Pz v Oldenburg (*1969)
  220. Kirill Pz v Oldenburg (*2002)
  221. Carlos Pz v Oldenburg (*2004)
  222.  Paul Pz v Oldenburg (*2005)
  223.  Mare Assunta v Oldenburg (*2007)
  224. Rixa v Oldenburg (*1970)
  225. Bibiane v Oldenburg (*1974)
  226. Xenia Dorner (*2006)
  227. Rixa Louise Cecile Dorner (*2008)
  228. Kira Liepsner (*1977)
  229. Sophie Von Bismarck (*2005)
  230. Patrick Lithander (*1973) m. Maja Flechtner
  231. Pius Lithander (*2005)
  232. Hugo Lithander (*2006)
  233. Karl Lithander(*2008)
  234. Merle Lithander (*2010)
  235. Wilhelm Lithander (*1974) m. Tiana Bischoff
  236. Steen Lithander (*2010)
  237. Philipp ErbPz v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*1970)
  238. Max Leopold ErbPz v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*2005)
  239. Gustav Pz v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*2007)
  240. Marita v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*2010)
  241. Cecilie v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*1967)
  242. Xenia v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*1972)
  243. Ferdinand Soltman (*2005)
  244. Louisa Soltman (*2008)
  245. Georg Andreas Pz v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*1938)
  246. Katharina v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*1972)
  247. Laetitia of Waldeck und Pyrmont (*2003)
  248. Alexia of Waldeck und Pyrmont (*2006)
  249. Tatiana v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*1975)
  250. Ludwig Pz v Hohenlohe-Langenburg (*1976)
  251. Christoph ErbPz v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1949)
  252. Friedrich Ferdinand ErbPz v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1985)
  253. Constantin Pz v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1986)
  254. Leopold Pz v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1991)
  255. Sophie v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1983)
  256. Alexander Pz v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1953) m. Barbara Fertsch
  257. Julian Pz v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1997)
  258. Elena v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1995)
  259. Marita v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1948)
  260. Christoph Frhr v Plotho (*1976)
  261. Irina v Plotho (*1978)
  262. Ingeborg v Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (*1956)
  263. Alexis Broschek (*1995)
  264. Alfonso d’Orleans D de Galliera (*1968)
  265. Alfonso d’Orleans (*1994)
  266. Alvaro d’Orleans (*1969)
  267. Alvaro d’Orleans (*1947)
  268. Andrea d’Orleans (*1976)
  269. Alois d’Orleans (*1979)
  270. Maria d’Orleans (*1975)
  271. Felix Henderson-Stewart (*2007)
  272. Male Henderson-Stewart (*2008)
  273. Female Henderson-Stewart (*2009)
  274. Gerarda d’Orleans (*1939)
  275. Marc Saint (*1969)
  276. Carla Saint (*1967)
  277. Mateo de Haro (*2007)
  278. Sofia de Haro (*2004)
  279. Beatriz d’ Orleans (*1943)
  280. Gerardo Farini (*1967)
  281. Elena Farini (*1969)
  282. Thomás De Haro (*2003)
  283. Claudia de Haro (*2000)
  284. Carl XVI Gustaf K Sverige (*1946)
  285. Carl Philip H Värmland (*1979)
  286. Victoria H Västergötland (*1977)
  287. Madeleine H Hälsingborg (*1982)
  288. Margaretha af Sverige (*1934)
  289. Charles Ambler (*1966)
  290. Sienna Ambler (*2000)
  291. India Ambler (*2003)
  292. James Ambler (*1969)
  293. Oscar Ambler (*2004)
  294. Lily Ambler (*2003)
  295. Sybilla Ambler (*1965)
  296. Sebastian Frhr v Dincklage (*2000)
  297. Madeleine v Dincklage (*1999)
  298. Birgitta of Sverige (*1937)
  299. Carl Christian Pz v Hohenzollern (*1962)
  300. Nickolas Pz v Hohenzollern (*1999)
  301. Hubertus Pz v Hohenzollern (*1966) m Uta Maria König
  302. Vivianne v Hohenzollern
  303. Desiree v Hohenzollern (*1963) m. Heinrich ErbGf v Ortenburg
  304. Carl Theodor Gf v Ortenburg (*1992)
  305. Frederik Hubertus Gf v Ortenburg (*1995)
  306. Carolina v Ortenburg (*1997)
  307. Desiree af Sverige (*1938)
  308. Carl frih Silfverschiöld (*1965)
  309. Anna Margareta Silfverschiöld
  310. Cristina Silfverschiöld (*1966)
  311. Ian frih De Geer af Finspang (*2002)
  312. Fred Louis frih De Geer af Finspang
  313. Estelle De Geer af Finspang (*2000)
  314. Helene Silfverschiöld (*1968)
  315. Christina af Sverige (*1943)
  316. Gustaf Magnusson (*1975)
  317. Oscar Magnusson (*1977)
  318. Viktor Magnusson (*1980)
  319. Michael C Bernadotte-Wisborg (*1944)
  320. Kajsa Bernadotte-Wisborg (*1980)
  321. Carl Johan C Bernadotte-Wisborg (*1916)
  322. Margarethe II K Danmark (*1940)
  323. Frederik KP af Danmark (*1968)
  324. Christian P Af Danmark (*2006)
  325. Isabella Af Danmark (*2007)
  326. Joachim P Danmark (*1969)
  327. Nikolai P Danmark (*1999)
  328. Felix P Danmark (*2002)
  329. Henrik P Danmark (*2009)
  330. Benedikte af Danmark (*1944)
  331. Gustav Pz v Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (*1969)
  332. Alexandra v Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (*1970)
  333. Richard Gf v Pfeil (*1999)
  334. Ingrid Alexandra v Pfiel (*2003)
  335. Nathalie v Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (*1975)
  336. Konstantin (*2010)
  337. Anne Marie af Danmark (*1946)
  338. Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece (b. 1967) 
  339. Constantine Alexios P Greece (b. 1998)
  340. Achilles Andreas P Greece (b. 2000)
  341. Odysseas Kimon P of Greece (b. 2004)
  342. Aristide Stavros P of Greece (b. 2008
  343. Maria Olympia of Greece (b. 1996)
  344. Nikolaos P Greece (b. 1969)
  345. Philippos P Greece (*1986)
  346. Alexia of Greece (*1965) 
  347. Carlos Morales (*2005)
  348. Arrietta Morales (*2002)
  349. Anna Maria Morales (*2003)
  350. Amelia Morales (*2007)
  351. Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (b. 1983)
  352. Katherine Fraser (b. 1957)
  353. Alexander Nicolson (b. 1990)
  354. Louise Nicolson (b. 1984)
  355. Juliet Nicolson (b. 1988)
  356. Alice Ramsay (b. 1961)
  357. Alexander Ramsay (b. 1991)
  358. George Ramsay (b. 1995)
  359. Oliver Ramsay (b. 1995)
  360. Victoria Ramsay (b. 1994)
  361. Elizabeth Ramsay (b. 1963)
  362. Hubertus Pz v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1961)
  363. Sebastian Pz v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1994)
  364. Sophie v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 2000)
  365. Carl Eduard Pz v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1966)
  366. Emilia v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1999)
  367. Johanna v Sachsen-Coburg-Goth (b. 2004)
  368. Ferdinand Christian Pz v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1968)
  369. Victoria v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1963)
  370. Falk Pz v Coburg (b. 1990)
  371. Alice v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1975)
  372. Peter Pz v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1939)
  373. Peter Pz v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1965)
  374. Malte Pz v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1966) 
  375. Marianne v Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1933)
  376. Margarete Nielsen (b. 1954)
  377. Grischa Güttler (b. 1994)
  378. Diana Güttler (b. 1992)
  379. Renate Christine Nielsen (b. 1957)

When Queen Elizabeth took the throne upon the death of her father, the papers printed the official line of succession to the throne. Here is what they had to say in 1952.

With the death of the King and the accession to the Throne of Princess Elizabeth the order of succession now is:-

  1. Prince Charles of Edinburgh (Queen Elizabeth’s son).
  2. Princess Anne.
  3. Princess Margaret.
  4. Duke of Gloucester.
  5. His son, Prince William.
  6. Prince Richard (younger son of the Duke of Gloucester).
  7. Duke of Kent.
  8. Prince Michael (the Duke of Kent’s younger brother).
  9. Princess Alexandra (the Duke of Kent’s sister).
  10. The Princess Royal.
  11. Earl of Harewood (the Princess Royal’s son).
  12. Hon. Gerald Lascelles (the Princess Royal’s son).
  13. Princess Arthur of Connaught.

The Duke of Windsor, who abdicated before his marriage to Mrs. Wallis Simpson, does not enter into the table of succession, having renounced all rights of succession or for any children he might have.

Prince Charles of Edinburgh (born November 14, 1948), the Heir Apparent, will normally succeed to the Throne on his mother’s death. He was the first child born in direct succession to the Throne since the birth of the Duke of Windsor on June 23, 1894. Now that his mother has succeeded to the Throne, Prince Charles will almost certainly be given the title of Prince of Wales by his mother. This title is always reserved for the eldest son of the ruling monarch and is not inherited It must be granted by the reigning Sovereign by Letters Patent. 

The right of the styles of Royal Prince and Princess is governed by rules, laid down by King George V, who limited the descent of both Royal styles to the children of the sovereign of both sexes, and to the grandchildren of the male-only. That is why the children of the Duke of Gloucester bear the titles of prince, whereas those of the Princess Royal do not. Besides receiving the title of Prince of Wales, Charles will automatically become Duke of Cornwall, inheriting all the wealth of that Duchy’s revenue.