Royal succession: Let’s cut straight to Queen Charlotte. Canberra Times IG News

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Changes to the law in 2013 for children born after 28 October 2011 ended “the system of male inheritance, whereby a younger son can displace an older daughter in the line of succession”. Had that law not changed, Louis being the only male would have leapfrogged Charlotte in the line of succession. And the old law is why Princess Anne is 16th Despite being the Queen’s second-born child, in line to the throne after her brothers Andrew and Edward.


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