Queen Elizabeth's Birthday: What Is Royal Family's Line of Succession?

The public celebration of British Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday is on Saturday, June 9. The queen, whose actual birthday was on April 21, became the longest-reigning British monarch when she surpassed her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria in September 2015.

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Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 66 years. Here is her line of succession:

First in line: Prince Charles

Prince Charles, the first child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, is first in line to inherit the crown if his mother dies. His younger sister is Princess Anne. He was married to the late Princess Diana and his sons are Prince William and Prince Harry.

Second in line: Prince William

Prince William is the son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. He is married to Kate Middleton, who was a non-royal. He dedicates much of his time to helping charities, like his mother did.

Third in line: Prince George

Prince George of Cambridge, the son of Prince William, is third in line to the throne even though he is only four years old. He began kindergarten in 2016 and has traveled with his parents as they fulfilled their royal duties.

Fourth in line: Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte is the younger sister of Prince George. Her upcoming younger sibling, even if a boy, would not overstep her in the line of succession due to the 2013 Succession of the Crown Act that changed the rules so that younger brothers do not inherit the crown before their older sisters. 

Fifth in line: Prince Louis

Prince Louis is the third child of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He replaced Prince Harry as fifth in the line of succession. 

Sixth in line: Prince Harry

Prince Harry, who married American actress Meghan Markle last month, at sixth in the line of succession is unlikely in his lifetime to inherit the crown. Like Prince William, he devotes much of his time to charitable causes, and he and his wife requested donations to charities in lieu of wedding gifts. 

Seventh in line: Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew, known more commonly as the Duke of York, is Queen Elizabeth's second eldest son. He was married to Sarah Ferguson. Buckingham Palace denied allegations of sexual impropriety he faced in 2015.

Eighth in line: Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice is the oldest daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife. She turned heads during Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011 with an extravagant hat. 

Ninth in line: Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenia is a year younger than her sister Princess Beatrice, and recently got engaged to Jack Brooksbank, who previously managed an upscale nightclub. 

10th in line: Prince Edward

Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, is Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip's youngest child. Since the new succession rules apply only to males born after October 28, 2011, he takes precedence over his older sister Anne.

11th in line: James, Viscount Severn

James, Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones's youngest child, has the title Viscount Severn because his father is not a prince, but an earl.

12th in line: Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor was a bridesmaid at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. She did not know her grandmother was the queen until she found out at school.

13th in line: Anne, Princess Royal

Princess Royal Anne is Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip's second child. She has two children with her first husband, and shortly after divorcing him married another man.

14th in line: Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips has led a rather normal life for being a member of the Royal Family. He married a Canadian woman and has worked for Jaguar Racing's hospitality department and for the Royal Bank of Scotland. 

15th in line: Savannah Phillips

Savannah Phillips is the great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip and appeared in public for the first time a year ago on the queen's official 91st birthday. 

16th in line: Isla Phillips

Isla Phillips is Peter Phillips's youngest child and sister to Savannah Phillips. 

17th in line: Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall is Princess Royal Anne and Mark Phillips's second child. She and her husband former rugby player Mike Tindall have a daughter, lost a baby, and are expecting another child. 

18th in line: Mia Tindall

Mia Tindall is Zara and Mike Tindall's only child after losing a sibling. She clutched Queen Elizabeth's purse in a 2016 portrait. 

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