Princess Eugenie married long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank on Friday, and the world was watching. The high-profile nuptials befell at St George’s Chapel in Windsor — the identical venue the place Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed in Might. It reportedly set taxpayers again greater than $2.Three million for safety.
There was some debate about whether or not the general public ought to foot the invoice for such a “minor” royal, which made us marvel: the place does Princess Eugenie fall within the line of succession? We did the maths.
Prince Charles (Eugenie’s uncle) is anticipated to take the throne after the Queen, together with his eldest son Prince William, subsequent in line after him. Prince Harry moved additional away from the throne when brother William had his youngsters, George, Charlotte and Louis, who’re third, fourth and fifth in line. Harry is now sixth.
Eugenie’s father, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, was second in line to the throne when he was born in 1960, however was moved down the road after Charles and Diana had their sons William and Harry. He’s at the moment seventh.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson had their eldest daughter Princess Beatrice, in 1988, and she or he holds the eighth place, which suggests Princess Eugenie is at the moment ninth within the line of succession.
If William’s eldest youngster, Prince George, has youngsters, his siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, in addition to the royals after them, might be bumped down — similar to Harry and Andrew earlier than them.
Three-year-old Princess Charlotte made historical past when her child brother, Prince Louis, was born in April this 12 months. She turned the primary feminine royal to retain her declare to the throne, because of the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013.
Earlier than this Act, a son would leap over an older daughter within the line of succession, which is why Princess Anne was overtaken by her youthful brothers Andrew and Edward.
Present line of succession
1. Charles, Prince of Wales
2. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
3. Prince George of Cambridge
4. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
5. Prince Louis of Cambridge
6. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
7. Prince Andrew, Duke of York
8. Princess Beatrice of York
9. Princess Eugenie of York
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