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The British Line of Succession

Here's who will take the throne after Queen Elizabeth II.
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Prince Harry announced he and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child in spring of 2019. Regardless of whether the baby is a boy or a girl, Prince Harry's child will be seventh in line to the throne, behind his or her father, and will remain ahead of any other children Harry and Meghan have in the future, again regardless of gender. He or she will also bump Prince Andrew (and everyone else) down a position. Read on for the full order of succession from Prince Charles to the Earl of Ulster.

1. Prince Charles


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Branch of the Family Tree: Oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II

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2. Prince William


Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Prince Charles; grandson of Queen Elizabeth II

3. Prince George


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Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Prince William; grandson of Prince Charles; great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II

More: The Cutest Photos of Prince George

4. Princess Charlotte


Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Prince William; granddaughter of Prince Charles; great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II

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5. Prince Louis


Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Prince William; grandson of Prince Charles; great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy at 11:01 a.m. on Monday, April 23, at St. Mary's Hospital in London, Kensington Palace announced. Prince Louis weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and the Duke of Cambridge was present for his birth. 

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6. Prince Harry


Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Prince Charles; grandson of Queen Elizabeth II

7. Prince Andrew, Duke of York


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Branch of the Family Tree: Second oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II

8. Princess Beatrice of York


Branch of the Family Tree: Oldest daughter of Prince Andrew; granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II

(Beatrice is pictured here with her father)

9. Princess Eugenie of York


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Branch of the Family Tree: Younger daughter of Prince Andrew; granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II

10. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex


Branch of the Family Tree: Youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II

More: Get to Know the Queen's Youngest Son, Prince Edward

11. James, Viscount Severn


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Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Prince Edward; grandson of Queen Elizabeth II

12. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor


Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Prince Edward; granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II

13. Princess Anne, the Princess Royal


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Branch of the Family Tree: Only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II

More: Princess Anne's Life in Photos

14. Peter Phillips


Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Princess Anne; grandson of Queen Elizabeth II

15. Savannah Phillips and 16. Isla Phillips


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Branch of the Family Tree: Daughters of Peter Phillips; granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth II

(Isla is pictured on the left and Savannah on the right)

17. Zara Tindall


Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Princess Anne; granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II

18. Mia Tindall


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Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Zara Tindall; great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II

19. Lena Tindall


Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of Zara Tindall; great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II

20. David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon


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Branch of the Family Tree: Son of the late Princess Margaret; nephew of Queen Elizabeth II

(pictured on the left)

21. Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley and 22. Lady Margarati Armstrong-Jones


Branch of the Family Tree: Children of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley; grand-nephew and -niece of Queen Elizabeth II

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23. Lady Sarah Chatto


Branch of the Family Tree: Daughter of the late Princess Margaret; niece of Queen Elizabeth II

24. Samuel Chatto


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Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Lady Sarah Chatto; grandnephew of Queen Elizabeth II

25. Arthur Chatto


Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Lady Sarah Chatto; grandnephew of Queen Elizabeth II

26. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester


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Branch of the Family Tree: Grandson of King George V, son of Henry, Duke of Gloucester, who was Queen Elizabeth II paternal uncle; cousin to the Queen.

27. Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster


Branch of the Family Tree: Son of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester; first cousin once-removed of Queen Elizabeth II

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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