Royal Family: Here are the 5 members that are next in line for the throne

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Queen Elizabeth II has made history as the longest-reigning monarch in the world, having ascended to the British throne in 1952. Do you ever wonder which royal member will stand in line to succeed Her Majesty in the future?

Throughout her seven-decade ruling, The Queen was accompanied by her dearest husband Prince Philip, who sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 99. They share four children, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren; and all of them stand in line for the succession of the throne. Here are 5 members of the Royal Family who can become King or Queen in the future.

1. Prince Charles

According to the Royal Family website, as the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles of Wales is the first in line to succeed his mother. Born in 1948, he has been the longest-reigning heir apparent, having acquired the title in 1952.

After earning a bachelor’s degree at the University College of Wales, he joined the Royal Air Force College and performed his duty from 1991 to 1996. He has been married twice, first to Lady Diana Spencer from 1981 to 1996, and then to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. Hello! reports that at the grand old age of 73, Prince Charles still exercises daily to keep his shape and even takes up American football as a new hobby.

Royal Family: Here are the 5 members that are next in line for the throne Tolga Akmen/Pool/Bestimage

2. Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge is the son of Prince Charles and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. His Royal Highness completed a seven-and-a-half-year spell of full-time military service, serving as lieutenant and pilot in the British Army. He married Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011, and the Royal couple share three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Having served in the forces, Prince William has been showing his dedication to promoting charitable and public activities in the UK. In 2020, the Prince launched The Earthshot Prize – a global prize that aimed at motivating changes and improving the environment in the next 10 years.

3. Prince George

Being the eldest son of Prince William, Prince George is third in line to the throne. He was born on 22 July 2013. The little Prince is brought up in a large private property, where he spends a good deal of time on outdoor activities like gardening and bike rides.

Regarding Prince George’s naughty side, his father Prince William once told the BBC: ‘He’s a little monkey’. Now, at the age of 8, he’s attending Thomas's Battersea Prep School in London with his younger sister, Princess Charlotte.

Royal Family: Here are the 5 members that are next in line for the throne HRH Duchess of Cambridge via Bestimage

4. Princess Charlotte

As the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and younger sister of Prince George, Princess Charlotte is the fourth to succeed the throne. Born on 2 May 2015, the 7-year-old Royal is studying at Thomas's Battersea Prep School in London with her elder brother. Princess Charlotte is known for being the ‘sass queen’ in the royal household owing to her childlike playfulness.

5. Prince Louis

Born on 23 April 2018, the three-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is the fifth in line of succession. According to The Celebrity Castle, Prince Louis broke the royal record as the heaviest royal baby, weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces.

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