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Meghan and Harry’s daughter Lilibet Diana Added to Royal Family’s the Line of Succession on official website


Meghan and Harry’s daughter Lilibet Diana Added to Royal Family’s the Line of Succession on official website

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Almost two months after the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the royal family’s line of succession has finally been updated online.

Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor is now eighth in line to the throne on

This puts her one spot behind her older brother, Archie, and two spots behind Prince Harry, who is still sixth in line to Queen Elizabeth’s throne.

Despite the fact that they seem to be quite high up the list right now, Harry, Archie, and Lilibet’s places are projected to decrease significantly when George, Charlotte, and Louis have their own children and grandkids.

On the Royal Rota podcast on Friday, ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship argued that the royal family may be “making a point” by not putting Lilibet in the line of succession.


“You have got to ask what has taken them so long,”

“All they have got to do is hit the paragraph button and put in a different number.

“They must have done it before. They did it for Archie. Clearly they did it for Louis when he was born. It does feel like to me, maybe they are making a point.”

The Harper’s Bazaar US royal editor, Harry and Meghan’s pal Omid Scobie, tweeted on Monday: “The line of succession on the @RoyalFamily website has just been updated to include the Sussexes’ second child: Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, who is eighth in line to the throne. She was born on June 4.”

Mom Meghan isn’t on the list since she isn’t a royal by blood, and neither are Kate Middleton or previous royal spouses like Mike Tindall and Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, Duchess of York.

The foundation for the line of succession was established hundreds of years ago, but a major shift occurred in 2013 when females were granted equal rights to the throne as males. As a result, when Prince Louis was born in 2018, he did not succeed his older sister Princess Charlotte in the line of succession. However, the adjustment did not affect the order retrospectively, thus Princess Anne and her children remain behind her younger brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and their offspring. Despite her age, Edward’s daughter, Lady Louise, is ranked lower than her elder brother, James, Viscount Severn.

At the same time, the revisions repealed a long-standing restriction that barred a royal from remaining on the list if they married a Roman Catholic. The modifications went into effect in March 2015, although they only apply to royal children born after October 28, 2011.

According to the royal family website, the succession to the throne is governed not just by lineage but also by Parliamentary law.

“The order of succession is the sequence of members of the Royal Family in the order in which they stand in line to the throne,” it adds.

“The basis for the succession was determined in the constitutional developments of the seventeenth century, which culminated in the Bill of Rights (1689) and the Act of Settlement (1701).”

The website Archewell published a statement at the time of her birth: “On 4 June, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe. Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”

Lilibet is the first royal born in the United States who this high in the line of succession. Lilibet Diana was her given name in honor of her great grandmother and grandmother.

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