This new baby will alter the line of succession to the throne. Currently, the order is Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and Prince Andrew.
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The new child will push Prince Andrew down a notch, thanks to him being born to Prince William. This is a result of changes made to the laws of succession that place a priority on birth order and proximity to the throne.
There was once a pretty unusual royal birth tradition
For several years, members of the British royal family presented their new babies to the world at the Lindo Wing steps of St. Mary’s Hospital, in London. The Duchess of Cambridge is set to do the same. But this tradition was not always the case.