Prince Harry remains the heir to the British throne, but his position has dwindled over the years. This is what the legacy line looks like today.
WASHINGTON — When King Charles III is officially crowned in the coronation ceremony, everyone may be wondering who will be next.
Charles has been king since the death of Queen Elizabeth II last September. While his wife, Camilla, will also be crowned at the coronation, as she is not a member of the royal family by blood, she will not take over the throne if Charles dies or resigns. It was the same situation when Prince Phillip was alive and married to Elizabeth.
Who became King after Charles? What is the order of royal succession?
1. Prince William, Prince of Wales: the first child of Charles and Princess Diana.
2. Prince George: first child of William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
3. Princess Charlotte: the second child of William and Catherine.
4. Prince Louis: the third child of William and Catherine. Until a few years ago, Louis was ahead of Charlotte in preference to male siblings regardless of when they were born. The Inheritance of the Crown Actpassed in 2013, removed that rule.
It’s safe to bet that no one below this point on the roster will take the throne. William and his three children, grandchildren, etc. will either have to die or give up their right to the monarchy. The abdication of the throne has only happened once in history. And if George becomes a father, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will all be ahead of Charlotte in the line of succession.
5. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex: second child of Charles and Diana. Although he and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have given up their royal duties in 2020 and moved to the US, Harry is still on the line of succession.
6. Prince Archie: Harry and Meghan’s first child.
7. Princess Lilibet “Lili” Diana: the second child of Harry and Meghan.
8. Prince Andrew, Duke of York: third child of Queen Elizabeth II. He took the position ahead of his older sister, Princess Anne, who was born before the Act of Succession to the Crown 2013.
9. Princess Beatrice: the first child of Prince Andrew.
10. Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi: daughter of Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
11. Princess Eugenie: Prince Andrew’s second child.
12. August Philip: son of Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank
13. Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh: fourth child of Queen Elizabeth II
14. James, Earl of Wessex: second son of Prince Edward. Because his sister was born before the act of succession in 2013, he won the position.
15. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor: Prince Edward’s first child
16. Princess Anne, The Princess Royal: second child of Queen Elizabeth II
17. Peter Phillips: Princess Anne’s first child
18. Savannah Phillips: the first child of Peter and Autumn Phillips
19. Isla Phillips: second child of Peter and Autumn Phillips
20. Zara Tindall: Princess Anne’s second child
The Associated Press contributed to this report