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Future Ruler: The Birth Of Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Son Moved Some Royals Down In Line Of Succession To The British Throne

Date September 6, 2019 02:34

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first son, Archie the world was thrown into so much joy and excitement. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the birth of their child on the family's official Instagram account.

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Now people have more questions! One of them is how the royal baby will fit into the line of succession to the British throne. Let's find out the answer.

The changes in the succession line

Harry and Meghan’s firstborn is the seventh in line. This means that he will make some royals move over. The Queen’s second-oldest son, Prince Andrew, who was formerly in the seventh place, has now been moved to the eighth place. His daughters, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie are now 9th and 10th inline respectively.

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However, the position for Archie’s three cousins – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis did not change. This is because their father, Prince William, who is currently second in the line, is older than Harry.

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The gender of the child will not play a role in the succession line as the new act states that the order of succession now is determined by the order of birth.

William’s children have different surnames to Harry’s

Royal expert Marlene Koenig said that George and Charlotte use Cambridge as their surname at school because Cambridge is the dukedom assigned to their parents.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child will use Mountbatten-Windsor as his last name.

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