Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, the royal line of succession has now changed.
The longest serving heir apparent in British history, King Charles III is also the oldest person to have assumed the British throne.
As the nation adjusts to its first king in more than 70 years, his ascension means the line of succession has now been updated and his son, Prince William, becomes heir apparent.
Here’s how the royal family now stands following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
King Charles III
The eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Charles Philip Arthur George was born on November 14, 1948 at Buckingham Palace and was educated among other institutions at Gordonstoun in Scotland where his father had attended. He was known as the Prince of Wales prior to his ascension upon the death of his mother, a title he held for 64 years.
In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer with whom he had two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The couple divorced in 1996 and his ex-wife was killed in a crash the following year. He was later remarried to long-term partner Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005.
Upon Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8, 2022, he became the new monarch and confirmed he would be known as King Charles III. Earlier this year, the Queen said it was her “sincere wish” that his wife, Camilla, would be known as Queen Consort.
Prince William, Prince of Wales
The eldest son of King Charles III and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was born on June 21, 1982 at St Mary’s Hospital in London. He was educated at numerous schools including Eton before enrolling at St Andrews University to study Art History, later switching to Geography. It was there he met his future wife Kate Middleton, who was also studying at the university.
The pair married in 2011 at Westminster Abbey and went on to have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Prior to the wedding, the Queen gave him the title Duke of Cambridge. Prince William trained in the Army, Navy and the RAF, later becoming a helicopter pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue. In 2017, he took on a more active role in royal duties on behalf of the Queen.
Upon the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, he became the heir apparent and took on his father’s titles of the Duke of Rothesay and the Duke of Cornwall. In the King’s first address, he named Prince William and his wife the new Prince and Princess of Wales.
Prince George of Wales
Prince George Alexander Louis was born at St Mary’s Hospital, the same as his father, on July 22, 2013. He embarked on his first royal tour alongside his parents to Australia and New Zealand when he was nine months old.
Alongside his siblings, he recently started at a new school in Berkshire after the family relocated to Adelaide Cottage in the summer of 2022.
Princess Charlotte of Wales
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born at St Mary’s Hospital like her siblings on May 2, 2015 and is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Her middle names of Elizabeth and Diana honoured her great-grandmother the Queen and her late grandmother Diana, Princess of Wales.
The young princess is the first member of the royal family not to move down the line of succession after the birth of her younger brother Prince Louis due to the implementation of the Perth Agreement.
Prince Louis of Wales
Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born on April 23, 2018 at St Mary’s Hospital and is the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He was named after his great-great-granduncle Louis Mountbatten and his middle name refers to his grandfather King Charles III.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
The second son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Henry Charles Albert David, known as Harry, was born on September 15, 1984 at St Mary’s Hospital. He was educated like his brother at Eton but did not pursue further education and entered the military instead, training at Sandhurst.
He served in the Armed Forces for ten years and was deployed to Afghanistan for active service twice. He married American actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, and the newlyweds became known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
In early 2020, the Duke, along with his wife, announced they would be stepping down from their roles as working royals and relocated to California.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
On October 15, 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting their first child. Archie Harrison was born on May 6, 2019 at the Portland Hospital in London.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, as a grandchild of a monarch, Archie Harrison is entitled to be known as a Prince with the style His Royal Highness. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet confirmed whether their son will use this title.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor
The second child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Lilibet Diana was born on June 4, 2021 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. She was named after Queen Elizabeth’s childhood nickname of Lilibet and her middle name is in honour of the Duke of Sussex’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Like her elder brother, upon her grandfather King Charles III ascension to the throne, she is entitled to be known as a Princess with the style Her Royal Highness. It is yet unknown whether she will use this title.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
The second son and third child of the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward was born February 19, 1960 at Buckingham Palace. He served in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot and took on active duty during the Falklands War. In 1986 he married Sarah Ferguson and had two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The couple divorced in 1996.
The Duke of York perementantly resigned from public roles in 2020 following his association with convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein and his honorary military affiliations and royal charitable patronages were returned to the Queen in January 2022. He is no longer permitted to use the style His Royal Highness.
Princess Beatrice of York
The eldest daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary was born on August 8, 1988 at Portland Hospital in London.
She married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on July 17, 2020, at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at the Royal Lodge, Windsor. The small ceremony took place during the coronavirus pandemic, however her grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were in attendance. Princess Beatrice wore a remodelled version of a gown owned by the Queen, as well as one of her tiara’s.
Upon her marriage, she became a stepmother to her husband’s son Christopher Woolf.
Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi
Princess Beatrice and her husband Mr Mapelli Mozzi welcomed their first child together on September 18, 2021. Named Sienna Elizabeth, their daughter’s middle name was in honour of Princess Beatrice’s grandmother, the Queen.
Sienna was christened at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, on April 29, 2022.
Princess Eugenie of York
The youngest daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena was born on March 23, 1990 at Portland Hospital in London, the same as her older sibling. The princess underwent back surgery at the age of 12 to correct scoliosis which left her with a scar on her back.
She married Jack Brooksbank on October 12, 2018 at Windsor Castle, and her wedding dress was designed to show off her scar.
August Philip Hawke Brooksbank
Princess Eugenie gave birth to the couple’s first child on February 9, 2021 and was named after his great-grandfather Prince Philip, as well as two of his five-times great-grandfathers – Reverend Edward Hawke Brooksbank and Prince Albert, whose given names included Augustus.
August was christened at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Windsor Park, on November 21, 2021, alongside his second cousin, Lucas Tindall.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward Antony Richard Louis, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s youngest child, was born on March 10, 1964 at Buckingham Palace. He also attended Gordonstoun like his father and siblings and was appointed head boy in his final year.
He served in the Marines for a short time before forming his own television company. He married Sophie Rhys-Jones in 1999 at Windsor Castle and they have two children.
James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn
James Alexander Philip Theo is the second child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex and was born on December 17, 2007. He is the youngest grandchild of the Queen and Prince Philip. Born prior to the Perth Agreement, he superseeds his elder sister in the line of succession.
Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor
The eldest child of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary was born on November 3, 2003. She was the last child to be baptised in the christening gown made for Queen Victoria’s first child before a replica was made.
She was born with the condition esotropia, in which one or both eyes turn inward. She has undergone treatment to correct her vision. In September 2022, she moved to Scotland to attend university at St Andrews like her elder cousin Prince William.
Princess Anne, Princess Royal
The second child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and their only daughter, Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was born on August 15, 1950 at Clarence House. She married Captain Mark Phillips on November 14, 1973 and they had two children, Peter and Zara.
Her husband was offered an Earldom upon marriage but declined, meaning their children would not be given courtesy titles. They divorced in 1992 and the same year, she married Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence in Scotland. A keen horse rider, she represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976.
The eldest child of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, Peter Mark Andrew was born on November 15, 1977 at St Mary’s Hospital in London. As the child of the Princess Royal, he does not have a royal title as he is descended from the female line. He also does not have a courtesy title as his father refused an Earldom upon marriage.
He married Autumn Kelly in 2008 and they have two daughters, Savannah and Isla. The couple divorced in 2021.
The Queen’s first great-grandchild, Savannah Anne Kathleen was born on December 29, 2010 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. She was a bridesmaid at her father’s cousin Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018 alongside her younger sister.
The second daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips, Isla Elizabeth was born March 29, 2012 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
The youngest child and only daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, Zara Anne Elizabeth was born on May 15, 1981 at St Mary’s Hospital in London. As the child of the Princess Royal, she does not have a royal title as she is descended from the female line. She also does not have a courtesy title as her father refused an Earldom upon marriage.
Zara is a keen horse rider like her mother, and won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She was awarded an MBE for services to equestrianism in 2007. She married rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011 in Edinburgh and the couple have two daughters and one son.
Mia Grace was born on January 17, 2014 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Mia was christened on November 30 2014 at St Nicholas Church in the village of Cherington.
She was a bridesmaid at her mother’s cousin Princess Eugenie’s wedding in 2018.
The second daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall. Lena Elizabeth was born on June 18, 2018 at Stroud Maternity Hospital. She was christened at St Nicholas Church in March 2019, the same church as her elder sister.
Lucas Philip was born on March 21 2021 at the Tindall family home in Gatcombe Park. He was christened alongside his second cousin August Brooksbank at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Windsor Park on November 21, 2021.