The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently toured Australia. They brought with them their infant son, Prince George of Cambridge. Their visit was heavily covered by newspapers and websites, and it appears that they had a pretty good time. Some have wondered if young Prince George could ever become King of England.
Many people start doing genealogy because they hope they will find out they are related to royalty. There is a chance that could be true, but for most people, it simply isn’t so. There are also some genealogists who find the family trees of royalty to be absolutely fascinating.
One of the reasons why the family tree of the British Monarchy is so interesting is because it gives information about who is next in line for the throne. The exact order is not set in stone. It can change due to the death of someone who is on the list, or as a result of the birth of a child of certain people who are on the list.
Right now, Queen Elizabeth II is at the top of the list as the constitutional monarch She was born in 1926. In 1947, she married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark (also known as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh). He renounced his Greek and Danish titles before their marriage. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are second cousins once removed.
The first person in the line of succession is The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles). He was born on November 14, 1948. He is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Eldest children take priority over their younger brothers and sisters.
Second in line for the throne is The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. He is eldest son of Prince Charles. His mother was Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was born June 21, 1982. You may have seen photos of him traveling through Australia with his wife, The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton. Their wedding took place on April 29, 2011, and was televised.
Third in line for the throne is Prince George of Cambridge. Yes, he is the infant son of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. His full name is George Alexander Louis. He was born on July 22, 2013.
Could Prince George of Cambridge become King? The simple answer is: yes. However, in order for that to happen, it would require both his father (Duke of Cambridge, Prince William) and grandfather (Prince of Wales, Prince Charles) to have passed away.
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