British Line of Succession on 15 May 1981

Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II

Age 55 (born 21 April 1926)
Sovereign since 6 February 1952

Previous change: 23 April 1981 | Next change: 21 June 1982

  1. The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales
    Age 32 (born 14 November 1948),
    Son of the sovereign
  2. The Prince Andrew (The Prince Andrew, Duke of York)
    Age 21 (born 19 February 1960),
    Son of the sovereign
  3. The Prince Edward (The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex)
    Age 17 (born 10 March 1964),
    Son of the sovereign
  4. The Princess Anne (The Princess Anne, Princess Royal)
    Age 30 (born 15 August 1950),
    Daughter of the sovereign
  5. Peter Phillips
    Age 3 (born 15 November 1977),
    Grandson of the sovereign
  6. Zara Phillips (Zara Tindall)
    Age 0 (born 15 May 1981),
    Granddaughter of the sovereign
  7. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
    Age 50 (born 21 August 1930),
    Sister of the sovereign
  8. David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon)
    Age 19 (born 3 November 1961),
    Nephew of the sovereign
  9. Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (Lady Sarah Chatto)
    Age 17 (born 1 May 1964),
    Niece of the sovereign
  10. Prince Richard, The Duke of Gloucester
    Age 36 (born 26 August 1944),
    First cousin of the sovereign
  11. Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster
    Age 6 (born 24 October 1974),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  12. Lady Davina Windsor (Lady Davina Lewis)
    Age 3 (born 19 November 1977),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  13. Lady Rose Windsor (Lady Rose Gilman)
    Age 1 (born 1 March 1980),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  14. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
    Age 45 (born 9 October 1935),
    First cousin of the sovereign
  15. George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews
    Age 18 (born 26 June 1962),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  16. Lord Nicholas Windsor
    Age 10 (born 25 July 1970),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  17. Lady Helen Windsor (Lady Helen Taylor)
    Age 17 (born 28 April 1964),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  18. Prince Michael of Kent
    Age 38 (born 4 July 1942),
    First cousin of the sovereign
    Excluded: Married to a Catholic
  19. Lord Frederick Windsor
    Age 2 (born 6 April 1979),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  20. Lady Gabriella Windsor
    Age 0 (born 23 April 1981),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  21. Princess Alexandra of Kent (Princess Alexandra, Lady Ogilvy)
    Age 44 (born 25 December 1936),
    First cousin of the sovereign
  22. James Ogilvy
    Age 17 (born 29 February 1964),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  23. Marina Ogilvy (Marina Mowatt)
    Age 14 (born 31 July 1966),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  24. George Lascelles, The 7th Earl of Harewood
    Age 58 (born 23 February 1923),
    First cousin of the sovereign
  25. David Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles (David Lascelles, the 8th Earl of Harewood)
    Age 30 (born 21 October 1950),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  26. Benjamin Lascelles
    Age 2 (born 19 September 1978),
    First cousin twice removed of the sovereign
    Excluded: Illegitimate
  27. Alexander Lascelles (Alexander Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles)
    Age 1 (born 13 May 1980),
    First cousin twice removed of the sovereign
  28. Lady Emily Lascelles (Lady Emily Shard)
    Age 5 (born 23 November 1975),
    First cousin twice removed of the sovereign
    Excluded: Illegitimate
  29. James Lascelles
    Age 27 (born 5 October 1953),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  30. Rowan Lascelles
    Age 3 (born 6 November 1977),
    First cousin twice removed of the sovereign
  31. Sophie Lascelles (Sophie Pearce)
    Age 7 (born 1 October 1973),
    First cousin twice removed of the sovereign
  32. Jeremy Lascelles
    Age 26 (born 14 February 1955),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
  33. Mark Lascelles
    Age 16 (born 4 July 1964),
    First cousin once removed of the sovereign
    Excluded: Illegitimate
  34. Gerald Lascelles
    Age 56 (born 21 August 1924),
    First cousin of the sovereign

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