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The Name of Thrones

The Name of Thrones The newest royal will bump many relatives back a place in the line for the throne Baby Cambridge will slot in at No. 3, ahead of Prince Harry, who will be demoted to No. 4 WHO'S WHO IN THE CURRENT LINE OF SUCCESSION* QUEEN ELIZABETH II PRINCE PHILIP 11 8. Lady Diana Spencer Captain Mark Phillips PRINCESS PRINCE Sarah PRINCE EDWARD Sophie Rhys-Jones If a boy, the baby will be styled His Royal Highness Prince [name] of Cambridge. A girl will be Her Roy- al Highness Princess [name] of Cambridge. PRINCE CHARLES ANNE ANDREW Ferguson 4 12 13 10 JAMES, VÍSCOUNT SEVERN PRINCE Catherine Middleton PETER PHILLIPS PRINCESS BEATRICE LADY LOUISE MOUNTBATTEN- WINDSOR WILLIAM PRINCE ZARA PHILLIPS PRINCESS EUGENIE HARRY 3 First among equals: The new baby will be the first royal born after agreement by the U.K. and the 15 Commonwealth nations where the Queen is the head of state to change the rules of royal succession. The reform gives females equal rights to inherit the throne. Previously, males automatically took precedence over their sisters, irrespective of birth order. Royals born before the change are not affected. *Listed by first marriage; // means divorced ***** Raising Royals, And Rules For Rulers As a boy, Prince Charles was taught to bow whenever Princess Anne his grandparents, the then King and Queen, came into the room decided to spare her children the burden London authorities marked the birth of of royal life, so Peter and Zara Phillips are not titled, but they are in the line of Prince Charles in 1948 by dyeing the waters of the Trafalgar Square fountains blue Queen Victoria and succession The Queen's children were all born in palaces, but Princess Diana broke with that her husband Prince Albert wrote long notes to household Royal heirs have often staff about how their tradition. Princes William been trendsetters. children should be Although William and Kate don't know the sex of their baby, bookmakers list the The world's first child's and Harry were born in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, in central London, where Kate plans to give birth brought up sailor suit was made for the future King Edward VII in 1846, $2.80 name Alexandra as a when his parents took 5-2 him on a cruise Packet of eight bal- loons showing an elephant holding an umbrella next to the favorite William's contract with the Royal Air Force expires in September. Palace of- ficials are expected to an- words Baby Shower, on sale at the Middletons' Party $380 million Pieces website The expected boost to the U.K. economy from economic Queen Victoria referred to her grandchildren by her son Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), as “the wild Waleses." She found their behavior trying nounce soon whether he will stay in the military or become a full-time royal "It's a rather grownup thing, l've found. It's rather a shock," Prince Charles commented on the birth of Prince William activity sparked by the birth GETTY IMAGES (14); KEYSTONE/GETTY IMAGES(1); PA ARCHIVE/AP(1); ALAMY (1); MANSELL/TIME LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES(1) 21

The Name of Thrones

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The newest royal will bump many relatives back a place in the line for the throne, a look at the line of succession, raising royals, and rules for rulers.


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