Order of succession and the Queen Elizabeth ii children in the royal family tree
Charles, the Queen’s eldest son, has taken the throne in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.
The first Charles to rule in 1685 will be referred to as King Charles III. The Queen was the longest-reigning monarch in British history when she passed away on September 8.
Read more to learn more about the Royal Family and the order of succession.
King Charles III
At his mother’s passing, Queen Elizabeth ii children Charles ascended to the throne.
On July 29, 1981, the future Princess of Wales—Lady Diana Spencer—wedded the then-Prince of Wales. William and Harry, the couple’s two sons, were born. They later separated in 1996 after their separation. The princess died in a car accident on August 31, 1997, in Paris.
On April 9, 2005, he wed Camilla Parker Bowles. As requested by Queen Elizabeth II, she assumed the title of Queen Consort when Charles became King.
William, Prince of Wales
Queen Elizabeth ii children the current heir is Prince William, the eldest son of King Charles III and Diana, Princess of Wales.
His mother expired when he was 15 years old. He kept going with his education at St Andrew’s University, and he met Kate Middleton, his future wife.
He was made a Counsellor of State on his 21st birthday, serving as the Queen’s representative on official occasions. They have their first child, George, who was born in July 2013, then Charlotte in 2015, and Louis in 2018.
Prior to serving three years as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot with RAF Valley on Anglesey, north Wales, the prince completed training with the Army, Royal Navy, and RAF. Alongside his royal duties, he also worked for two years as a part-time co-pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. In July 2017, he resigned from the position to take on additional royal responsibilities for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
William is now the Prince of Wales and has inherited his father’s Duchy of Cornwall. The Princess of Wales is currently Catherine.
His main responsibilities as the heir to the throne are to assist the King in carrying out his royal duties.
Prince George of Wales
Born in 2013
Queen Elizabeth ii children Prince George of Wales was born on July 22, 2013, in London’s St. Mary’s Hospital. His father was there when his son, who weighed 8lbs 6oz, was born (3.8kg).
After his father, Prince George will be next in line for the throne.
Princess Charlotte of Wales
Born in 2015
Queen Elizabeth ii children Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Catherine, Princess of Wales’s second child, was born on May 2, 2015, once more at St Mary’s Hospital. William was present when the 8lb 3oz (3.7kg) baby was born.
Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Wales is third in line to the throne, following her father and older brother.
Prince Louis of Wales
Born in 2018
Dated April 23, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the new Princess of Wales gave birth to her third child, a boy weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces.
Fourth in the queue to the throne, Louis Arthur Charles was born in the presence of William.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
Queen Elizabeth ii children Prince Harry completed his training at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst before joining the Army as a lieutenant and helicopter pilot.
Capt Wales served on active duty in Afghanistan twice during his ten years in the military, from 2012 to 2013, as a co-pilot and gunner on an Apache helicopter. He retired from the National Army in 2015 and now focuses on charitable work, such as organizing the Invictus Games for wounded service members and conservation in Africa.
Since turning 21, he has served as a Counsellor of State, acting as the Queen’s representative in official capacities.
On May 19, 2018, he wed American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. The royal couple declared in January 2020 that they would step down and split their time between the UK and North America as “senior” royals.
A little more than a year later, Buckingham Palace declared the couple would renounce their honorary military appointments and royal patronages, as well as their plans to resume royal duties.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Age 6, was born in 2019
Queen Elizabeth ii children Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is the earliest child of the Sussexes, he was born on May 6, 2019, weighing 7 pounds and 3 ounces, and the Duke was present. The couple decided not to use a title for their first child by naming him as they did.
The couple did not want to raise him as a formal royal, according to BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond, who commented on the decision when the name was revealed.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
Age 7, was born in 2021.
The second child of the Duchess of Sussex was born on June 4, 2021, in Santa Barbara, California. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, also known as Lili, is her 11th great-grandchild and is named after the Queen’s pet name in the Royal Family.
Her middle name, Diana, was chosen in memory of Prince Harry’s mother, who died in a car accident in 1997 when he was just 12 years old.
The Duke of York
Born in 1960
The third child of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Andrew was eighth in line to the throne and the first child to be born to a reigning monarch in 103 years.
When he wed Sarah Ferguson, later the Duchess of York, in 1986, he was made the Duke of York. Beatrice and Eugenie, their daughters, were born in 1988 and 1990, respectively. The separation of the Duke and Duchess was announced in March 1992. They split up in 1996.
The Duke participated actively in the 1982 Falklands War during his 22 years of service in the Royal Navy. He worked for the government until 2011 as a special trade representative.
Following a BBC interview about his friendship with US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy, Prince Andrew resigned from his position as a member of the British royal family in 2019.
He made no admission of guilt and had consistently denied the allegations, but in February, he agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to settle a civil sexual assault case brought against him in the US by one of Epstein’s victims.
Born in 1988.
Queen Elizabeth ii children The eldest child of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, is Princess Beatrice. Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York is her full title. She goes by the name York but does not have a formal last name.
In July 2020, she wed real estate magnate Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor’s Royal Lodge’s Royal Chapel of All Saints. Coronavirus postponed the couple’s May wedding, which they had originally planned to have.
Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi
Born in 2021
The Queen’s 12th great-grandchild, Sienna Elizabeth, who is the 10th in line to the throne, was born to Princess Beatrice in September 2021. Christopher Woolf, also known as Wolfie, the son of Mr. Mapelli Mozzi from a previous relationship with Dara Huang, has Princess Beatrice as his stepmother.
Born in 1990.
The younger child of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, is Princess Eugenie. She is the 11th in queue to the throne and is officially known as Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York.
She uses York instead of having an official last name, like her sister Princess Beatrice. On October 12, 2018, she wed her longtime partner Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle.
August Philip Hawke Brooksbank
Age 12 Born: 2021
August, the son of Princess Eugenie & Jack Brooksbank, will be the ninth great-grandchild of the Queen when he was born on February 9, 2021.
The Earl of Wessex
Born in 1964.
When Prince Edward wed Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999, he has given the titles Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn. James, Viscount Severn, born in 2007, and Lady Louise, born in 2003, are the couple’s two children.
After serving in the Royal Marines for a brief time, the prince established his own TV production company. Later, he assisted the Queen with her official duties and participated in charity events in public. He is the heir apparent number thirteen.
James, Viscount Severn
The younger child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex is Viscount Severn. Instead of the traditional titles of prince or princess, the couple decided to give their children the “courtesy” titles of sons or daughters of an earl. Some of the responsibilities associated with royal titles are thought to have motivated this choice.
2003 birth year
Lady Louise Windsor, who was born in 2003, is the eldest child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex. She was born before a law that abolished the system where a younger son could replace an older daughter went into effect, so she is lower in the line of succession than her younger brother.
The Princess Royal
Born in 1950.
The Queen’s only daughter and the second child is Anne, Princess Royal. She was third in queue for the throne when she was born, but she is now sixteenth. In June 1987, she received the title of Princess Royal.
Peter and Zara’s father, Captain Mark Phillips, is the first of Princess Anne’s two husbands, and Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence is the second.
Following her marriage to Capt. Phillips, the princess, became the first royal to use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor in a legal document, the marriage register. At the 1976 Montreal Olympics, she represented Great Britain in equestrian competitions. She is also active in a number of charities, including Save the Children, where she has served as president since 1970.
1977 birth year
The Queen’s oldest grandchild is Peter Phillips. Two daughters, Savannah (born in 2010) and Isla (born in 2012), was born to him and Canadian Autumn Kelly after they wed in 2008.
Due to their female ancestry, the Princess Royal’s children do not inherit any royal titles. Their children lack courtesy titles because Mark Phillips turned down the offer of an earldom when they got married.
In February 2020, Peter Phillips and his wife made the announcement that they were divorcing.
Born in 2010
The Queen’s first great-grandchild, Savannah, was born in 2010 and is the elder daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips.
2012 birth year
The second child of Peter and Autumn Phillips, Isla, was born in 2012.
1981 birth year
With a highly successful riding career that included an Olympic silver medal at the London 2012 Games, Zara Tindall followed in the footsteps of her parents. Her first child, Mia Grace, was born in 2014 after she married former England rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011.
Princess Royal is still 20th in line to the throne, but her children do not hold royal titles as they are descended from the female line. They lack courtesy titles because their father, Mark Phillips, declined an earldom when he wed Princess Anne.
Mia Grace Tindall
Born in 2014
Zara Tindall, a granddaughter of the Queen, gave birth to Mia Grace in January 2014.
Lena Elizabeth Tindall
Born in 2018
At Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire, the couple’s second child was born on June 18, 2018, weighing 9 lbs. 3 oz.
Her great-grandmother, Lena Elizabeth, was honored by having her name.
Lena Elizabeth, like her sister, lacks a royal title and will be referred to as Miss Tindall.
Lucas Philip Tindall
Born in 2021.
Queen Elizabeth ii children The Queen’s 10th great-grandchild, Zara and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas Philip, was born on March 21, 2021, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz.