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Last Updated: Tuesday May 10 2011 12:19 GMT

King William? The line of royal succession

Prince William

William is second in line to the throne after his dad, Prince Charles.

Below is a list of members of the Royal Family and the order in which they would become king or queen if our current Queen, Elizabeth II, died or stepped down.

It is called the line of royal succession.

  • 1. Prince Charles (1948)
  • 2. Prince William (1982)
  • 3. Prince Harry (1984)
  • 4. Prince Andrew (1960)
  • 5. Princess Beatrice (1988)
  • 6. Princess Eugenie (1990)
  • 7. Prince Edward (1964)
  • 8. Viscount Severn, son of Prince Edward (2007)
  • 9. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (2003)
  • 10. Princess Anne (1950)
  • 11. Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne (1977)
  • 12. Savannah Phillips, daughter of Peter Phillips (2010)
  • 13. Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne (1981)
  • 14. Viscount Linley, son of Princess Margaret (1961)
  • 15. Charles Armstrong-Jones, son of Viscount Linley (1999)

(Year of birth in brackets)