The British Royal Family have specific royal traditions, but in the 21st century, they have decided to let go some of the archaic rules and regulations. Princess Charlotte may still be very young, but her place in the British Line of Succession has already been confirmed.
She is fourth in the line for the throne, with her grandfather, her father, and her older brother being in front of her. Now many wonder why is she ahead of her younger brother, Prince Louis? Especially if we consider the fact that her great-aunt Princess Anne has never been confirmed place in the British Line of Succession.
The Real Reason Prince Charlotte Is Before Prince Louis In The Line For The Throne
„The gender of a royal born after October 28, 2011, does not give that person, or their descendants precedence over anyone else in determining the next monarch“, states in the Succession To The Crown Act Of 2013, signed by Queen Elizabeth. Since Princess Charlotte was born 2nd May, 2015, this means she cannot be overtaken in line by her little brother, just because he is a boy and she is a girl.
The Real Reason Prince Charlotte Is Before Prince Harry In The Line For The Throne
Prince Harry is very unlikely to become the King of England, with him being demoted to sixth in line for the throne, with a birth of Prince Louis. In case his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton plan to have more children, Prince Harry will continue to be even more demoted in the line for the throne.
The Real Reason Princess Charlotte Is 4th In Line For Succession
Princess Charlotte is Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child, and therefore she is fourth in line. However, in case Prince George have children on his own, she will be demoted just like her uncle, as we explained previously.
What Are The Chances of Princess Charlotte Becoming Queen?
It is not really likely that Princess Charlotte will become the queen. But there is a small possibility, and that would be in case her older brother fails to have children or passes away without leaving any successors. If that happens, Princess Charlotte will be the first to claim the throne since the Act of 2013 about succession was signed.