Line of succession to the throne
Crowds of people try to look at a notice formally announcing the birth of a son to Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, placed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace on July 22, 2013. Thea baby boy is third in line to the British throne. What’s in a name for William and Kate?
Queen Elizabeth's descendants are followed by those of her late sister princess Margaret, her only sibling. The offspring of their father king George VI's siblings then follow, with more than 60 living people descended from his father king George V, who died in 1936.
Drawn up in an era of religious strife, the Act of Settlement 1701, which sets out the succession laws, states that only Protestant descendants of Sophia of Hanover, the mother of king George I, can accede to the throne.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Daily News