Line of Succession to the British Throne

On April 25, 2013, Royal Assent was given to the Succession to The Crown Act 2013.  After finally receiving approval in the various realms, the Act formally went into effect on March 26, 2015. The Act puts in place absolute primogeniture, which means the eldest child born becomes the heir to his or her parent, regardless of sex. This is retroactive to those born after October 28, 2011.

Another change affects those in the Line of Succession who marry a Roman Catholic. Under the existing rules, he or she loses his rights to succession. However, under the terms of the Act, this is no longer the case. Marriage to a Roman Catholic no longer excludes anyone. As this change is retroactive, those who were removed due to their marriages will be reinstated. Of the extended Royal Family, this means that George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews and HRH Prince Michael of Kent have been returned to the line of succession.

There are some other changes which don’t directly deal with the line of succession. You can read more about them here: Wikipedia: Succession to the Crown Act 2013.

More information about the succession can be seen at The Official Website of the British Monarchy at https://www.royal.uk/succession and at Wikipedia: Line of Succession to the British Throne.

For more information about the British Royal Family, past and present, see Unofficial Royalty: British Index.

This succession list contains only the descendants of King George V.

01. HRH The Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales (1948), eldest son of HM Queen Elizabeth II
02. HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge (1982), elder son of HRH The Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales
03. HRH Prince George of Cambridge (2013), son of HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge
04. HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (2015), daughter of HRH Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge
05. HRH Prince Henry of Wales (1984), younger son of HRH The Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales
06. HRH The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York (1960), second son of HM Queen Elizabeth II
07. HRH Princess Beatrice of York (1988), elder daughter of HRH The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
08. HRH Princess Eugenie of York (1990), younger daughter of HRH The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
09. HRH The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex (1964), youngest son of HM Queen Elizabeth II
10. James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn (2007), son of HRH The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex
11. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (2003), daughter of HRH The Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex
12. HRH The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (1950), only daughter of HM Queen Elizabeth II
13. Peter Phillips (1977), son of HRH The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal
14. Savannah Phillips (2010), daughter of Peter Phillips
15. Isla Phillips (2012), daughter of Peter Phillips
16. Zara Tindall (1981), daughter of HRH The Princess Anne, The Princess Royal
17. Mia Grace Tindall (2014), daughter of Zara Tindall
18. David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon (1961), son of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
19. Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (1999), son of David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon
20. Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones (2002), daughter of David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon
21. Lady Sarah Chatto (1964), daughter of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
22. Samuel Chatto (1996), son of Lady Sarah Chatto
23. Arthur Chatto (1999), son of Lady Sarah Chatto
24. HRH Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester (1944), son of HRH The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, 3rd son of HM King George V
25. Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster (1974), son of HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
26. Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden (2007), son of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
27. Lady Cosima Windsor (2010), daughter of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
28. Lady Davina Lewis (1977), daughter of HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
29. Senna Lewis (2010), daughter of Lady Davina Lewis
30. Tāne Mahuta Lewis (2012), son of Lady Davina Lewis
31. Lady Rose Gilman(1980), daughter of HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
32. Lyla Gilman (2010), daughter of Lady Rose Gilman
33. Rufus Gilman (2012), son of Lady Rose Gilman
34. HRH Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent (1935), son of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent, fourth son of HM King George V
35. George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews (1962), son of HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

— Edward Windsor, Baron Downpatrick (1988), son of George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews – excluded himself from the succession by becoming a Roman Catholic
— Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor (1992), daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews – excluded herself from the succession by becoming a Roman Catholic

36. Lady Amelia Windsor (1995), daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews

— Lord Nicholas Windsor (1970), son of HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent – excluded himself from the succession by becoming a Roman Catholic

37. Albert Windsor (2007), son of Lord Nicholas Windsor
38. Leopold Windsor (2009), son of Lord Nicholas Windsor
39. Louis Windsor (2014), son of Lord Nicholas Windsor
40. Lady Helen Taylor (1964), daughter of HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
41. Columbus Taylor (1994), son of Lady Helen Taylor
42. Cassius Taylor (1996), son of Lady Helen Taylor
43. Eloise Taylor (2003), daughter of Lady Helen Taylor
44. Estella Taylor (2004), daughter of Lady Helen Taylor
45. HRH Prince Michael of Kent (1942), son of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent
46. Lord Frederick Windsor (1979), son of HRH Prince Michael of Kent
47. Maud Windsor (2013), daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor
48. Isabella Windsor (2016), daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor
49. Lady Gabriella Windsor (1981), daughter of HRH of Prince Michael of Kent
50. HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (1936), daughter of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent
51. James Ogilvy (1964), son of HRH Princess Alexandra
52. Alexander Ogilvy (1996), son of James Ogilvy
53. Flora Ogilvy (1994), daughter of James Ogilvy
54. Marina Ogilvy (1966), daughter of HRH Princess Alexandra
55. Christian Mowatt (1993), son of Marina Ogilvy
56. Zenouska Mowatt (1990), daughter of Marina Ogilvy
57. David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood (1950), son of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
58. Alexander Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (1980), son of David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood
59. The Honourable Edward Lascelles (1982), son of David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood
60. The Honourable James Lascelles (1953), son of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
61. Rowan Lascelles (1977), son of James Lascelles
62. Tewa Lascelles (1985), son of James Lascelles
63. Sophie Lascelles (1973), daughter of James Lascelles
64. The Honourable Jeremy Lascelles (1955), son of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
65. Thomas Lascelles (1982), son of Jeremy Lascelles
66. Ellen Lascelles (1984), daughter of Jeremy Lascelles
67. Amy Lascelles (1986), daughter of Jeremy Lascelles
68. Tallulah Lascelles (2005), daughter of Jeremy Lascelles
69. Henry Lascelles (1953), son of The Honourable Gerald Lascelles (younger son of HRH The Princess Mary, The Princess Royal)
70. Maximilian Lascelles (1991), son of Henry Lascelles