Princess Charlotte’s place in line for the throne remains unchanged despite a new prince in the family. Historically, Princess Charlotte would […]
Princess Charlotte’s place in line for the throne remains unchanged despite a new prince in the family.
Historically, Princess Charlotte would have lost her spot to her younger brother, but new legislation introduced in 2013 overhauled the order of succession.
The changes in the rules of succession make Princess Charlotte the first royal girl to welcome a baby brother and not lose her line in succession.
For the first time in royal family history, a prince won’t bump his older princess sister in line for the throne. That means that although Princess Charlotte is now sandwiched between two princely brothers, her place in the line of royal succession remains unchanged.
Here’s the current line of succession to the throne, with the wee Princess in the fourth slot:
Princess Charlotte is fourth in line and that won’t ever change because of any future younger brothers. That means baby number three is fifth in line to the throne, right behind his big sister, big brother Prince George, father Prince William, and grandfather Prince Charles.