The Royal Line of Succession: 7 Facts You Need to Know


In the wake of the queen’s death, many people have asked themselves, “who’s next for the throne?”


While the short answer is that King Charles III comes next, there’s much more to the royal line of succession than that.

The Royal Line of Succession

Here are eight must-know facts about the royal line of succession.

1. Queen Elizabeth was the Longest-Standing Throne Bearer

I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone knows who Queen Elizabeth II is. However, most people don’t know that she’s the second longest-reigning monarch in the world!

2. King Charles III is Next in Line

While most people would expect Prince Harry or Prince William to take charge, King Charles III now has the throne. He’s the first Charles to sit the highest on the monarch since 1685.

Prince Charles III turns 70 this year, and his former royal title was Prince of Wales. Once he takes the throne, his son William will be next in line.

3. The British Royal Family can Veto any Marriage of a Family Member

Most of us would prefer our in-laws and parents to stay out of our weddings. However, with the royal family, there’s a very good reason they can get involved: to stop the royal line of succession.

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