ROYAL SUCCESSION

A table of those people closest to the British throne, as far down as 54th in line (all the living descendants of King George V). Those of a darker shade have been excluded from the succession, usually for either being illegitimate or Catholic.

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KING EDWARD VIII, b. 1894 (1936)




KING GEORGE VI, b. 1895 (1936-1952)

QUEEN ELIZABETH II, b. 1926 (1952-)

1. Charles Prince of Wales, b. 1948

2. William of Wales, b. 1982




3. Henry of Wales, b. 1984



4. Andrew Duke of York, b. 1960

5. Beatrice of York, b. 1988




6. Eugenie of York, b. 1990



7. Edward Earl of Wessex, b. 1964

8. James, Viscount Severn, b. 2007




9. Louise of Wessex, b. 2003



10. Anne, Princess Royal, b. 1950

11. Peter Phillips, b. 1977




12. Zara Phillips, b. 1981


Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930-2002)

13. David, Viscount Linley, b. 1961

14. Charles Armstrong-Jones, b. 1999




15. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, b. 2002



16. Sarah Chatto, b. 1964

17. Samuel Chatto, b. 1996




18. Arthur Chatto, b. 1999

Henry Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974)

William of Gloucester (1941-1972)




19. Richard Duke of Gloucester, b. 1944

20. Alexander Earl of Ulster, b. 1974

21. Xan, Lord Culloden, b. 2007



22. Davina, Lady Windsor, b. 1977




23. Rose, Lady Windsor, b. 1980


George Duke of Kent (1902-1942)

24. Edward Duke of Kent, b. 1935

George, Earl of St. Andrews, b. 1962+

Edward, Lord Downpatrick, b. 1988+




25. Marina-Charlotte, b. 1992




26. Amelia, b. 1999



Nicholas, Lord Windsor, b. 1970+

Albert Windsor, b. 2007



27. Helen Taylor, Lady Windsor, b. 1964

28. Columbus Taylor, b. 1994




29. Cassius Taylor, b. 1996




30. Eloise Taylor, b. 2003




31. Estella Taylor, b. 2004


Michael of Kent, b. 1937

32. Frederick, Lord Windsor, b. 1979




33. Gabriella, Lady Windsor, b. 1981



34. Alexandra, Lady Ogilvy, b. 1936

35. James Ogilvy, b. 1964

36. Alexander Ogilvy, b. 1996




37. Flora Ogilvy, b. 1994



38. Marina Ogilvy, b. 1966

39. Christian Mowatt, b. 1993




40. Zenouska Mowatt, b. 1990

John (1905-1919)




Mary Countess of Harewood (1897-1965)

41. George, Earl of Harewood, b. 1923

42. David, Viscount Lascelles, b. 1950

Hon. Benjamin Lascelles, b. 1978 (illeg.)




43. Hon. Alexander Lascelles, b. 1980




Hon. Emily Lascelles, b. 1975 (illeg.)




44. Hon. Edward Lascelles, b. 1982



45. Hon. James Lascelles, b. 1953

46. Rowan Lascelles, b. 1977




47. Tewa Lascelles, b. 1985




48. Sophie Lascelles, b. 1973




Tanit Lascelles, b. 1981 (illeg.)



49. Hon. Jeremy (Robert) Lascelles, b. 1955

50. Thomas Lascelles, b. 1982




51. Ellen Lascelles, b. 1984




52. Amy Rose Lascelles, b. 1986



Hon. Mark Lascelles, b. 1964 (illeg.)

Charlotte Lascelles, b. 1996




Imogen Lascelles, b. 1998




Miranda Lascelles, b. 2000


Hon. Gerald Lascelles, b. 1924+

53. Henry Lascelles, b. 1953

54. Maximillian Lascelles, b. 1991



Martin Lascelles, b. 1954 (illeg.)

Alexandre Lascelles, b. 2002




Georgina Douet-Lascelles, b. 1988



+ Excluded for being a Catholic. The 1701 Act of Settlement debars Catholics, but allows their children to inherit if they are brought up as Anglicans.

+ Excluded for being illegitimate

There are several rival contenders for the crown. Here are just some of them:

1) The Jacobites: debarred under the 1701 Act of Settlement. There are actually two claimants from this branch, as sometime in the 19th century a dubious marriage split the claim. There are also the many descendants of James I passed over in 1714 because they were deemed unsuitable.

2) The Lightfoot Descendants: from the 'marriage' between a young future George III and one Hannah Lightfoot, just before 1760. The marriage was probably legal, but the whole thing was swiftly hushed up.

3) The Gray Descendants. Descendants of Catherine Gray, younger sister of the ill-starred Nine Days Queen Jane (1553). As Jane's accession was legally dubious, this claim is weak.

4) The Clarence Descendants. From George Duke of Clarence, executed (1478) brother of Edward IV. Another dubious claim, as at this time the descendants of traitors often lost their title and claims.

5) Eddy's Descendants. Claimants of illegitimate descent from Albert Victor ('Eddy') Duke of Clarence, eldest grandson of Queen Victoria and in line to the throne until his death in 1892. Knowing him, this is quite likely, but by this time all royal marriages had to be sanctioned by the king/queen under the 1772 Royal Marriages Act.

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