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Line of Succession

The Line of Succession is the list of members of a royal family who in are eligible to inherit the throne. The list is in theory as long as the list of people in a royal family.

British Line of Succession

Britain's line of succession is

  1. Charles, Prince of Wales
  2. Prince William of Wales
  3. Prince Harry of Wales
  4. Andrew, Duke of York
  5. Princess Beatrice of York
  6. Princess Eugenie of York
  7. Edward, Earl of Wessex
  8. Anne, Princess Royal
  9. Peter Phillips
  10. Zara Phillips

To be in the Line of Succession, a person must

  • be a descendant of Princess Sophie of Hanover
  • not be a Roman Catholic or married to a Roman Catholic



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