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Last Updated: Friday February 29 2008 12:26 GMT

Why is Prince Harry an important Royal?

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Prince Harry has been fighting in Afghanistan with the Army, but why is he such an important member of the Royal Family?

  • Harry is the Queen's grandson and is one of the most senior Royals.

  • After the Queen, her son Prince Charles is the most senior, because he'll become king when the Queen dies.

  • Then comes Charles's son Prince William, who'll be king after him.

  • And at the moment Prince Harry - who is William's younger brother - would be next in line.

  • But that would change if William were to have children.


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