The Line of Succession After the Death of Elizabeth II
, 2022-09-09 02:00:00,
With the death of Queen Elizabeth II comes a restructuring of the established order of the royal family, bringing with it a level of institutional change to the British monarchy not seen since her own accession to the throne in 1952.
But where does this leave the royals that are left behind and where do they sit now in the line of succession? Newsweek has the answers.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning monarch in British history, ascending to the throne aged 25 and dying in September 2022 aged 96. Her 70-year reign was celebrated with a spectacular Platinum Jubilee, which took place in June and saw members of the public and royals gather to honor the royal matriarch.
The late queen was born in 1926, the first child of King George V’s second son Prince Albert, Duke of York and his wife, the aristocrat Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon. The princess was joined by a sister, Margaret, in 1930.
Upon the abdication of her uncle King Edward VIII in 1936, who renounced his claim to the throne to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson, Prince…
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