This is the line of succession to the throne

What happens when the Queen dies?

As weird as it is talking about it when she is still alive, we already know exactly what will happen when Queen Elizabeth dies, thanks to the leaked ‘Operation London Bridge’ plans.

We also know that Prince Charles is the direct successor to the throne, but what happens if he abdicates, or worse, dies? Does Prince William step up? And what of Prince Harry, Prince Andrew or even Princess Beatrice?

Scroll down to find out the line of succession to the throne, from Prince Charles to Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

  1. Prince Charles (Eldest son of Queen Elizabeth)
  2. Prince William (son of Prince Charles, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II)
  3. Prince George (Son of Prince William, grandson of Prince Charles, great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth II)
  4. Princess Charlotte (Daughter of Prince William, granddaughter of Prince Charles;, great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  5. Prince Harry (Son of Prince Charles; grandson of Queen Elizabeth II)
  6. Prince Andrew (Second oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II)
  7. Princess Beatrice of York (Eldest daughter of Prince Andrew, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  8. Princess Eugenie (Youngest daughter of Prince Andrew; granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  9. Prince Edward (Youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II)
  10. James, Viscount Severn (Son of Prince Edward, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II)
  11. Lady Louise Mountbatten (Daughter of Prince Edward, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  12. Princess Anne, The Princess Royal (Only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  13. Peter Phillips (Son of Princess Anne, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II)
  14. Savannah Phillips (Daughter of Peter Phillips, great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  15. Isla Phillips (Daughter of Peter Phillips, great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  16. Zara Tindall (Daughter of Princess Anne, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  17. Mia Tindall (Daughter of Zara Tindall, great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
  18. David Armstrong Jones, Viscount Linley (Son of the late Princess Magaret, nephew of Queen Elizabeth II)
  19. Charles Armstrong Jones (son of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley,grandnephew of Queen Elizabeth II)
  20. Margarita Armstrong Jones (daughter of David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, grandniece of Queen Elizabeth II)
  21. Lady Satah Chatto (Daughter of the late Princess Magaret, niece of Queen Elizabeth II)
  22. Samuel Chatto (Son of Lady Chatto, grandnephew of Queen Elizabeth II)
  23. Arthur Chatto (Son of Lady Chatto, grandnephew of Queen Elizabeth II)
  24. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (Grandson of King George V, son of Henry, Duke of Gloucester, who was Queen Elizabeth II’s paternal uncle, cousin to the Queen)

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