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Princess Charlotte: Where she falls in the British royal line of succession

Prince William and Kate Middleton's new baby, Princess Charlotte, is now fourth in line for the throne. Confused? You're not alone. We've broken down the line of succession for Queen Elizabeth's wing of the House of Windsor.

1. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

Queen Elizabeth's eldest son, Prince Charles, is 66
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Queen Elizabeth's eldest son, Prince Charles, is 66 years old and the longest-serving heir apparent to the throne. He is also the oldest heir to the throne in 300 years. He has joked in the past about being "impatient" to become king, and even said "I shall have snuffed it if I’m not careful."

Although Prince Charles will (likely) one day become king, his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will never been Queen. After his divorce to Princess Diana in 1996 and her death in 1997, he remarried Camilla--who had been divorced. Although previous law had banned the monarch from marrying a divorcée, (see Wallis Simpson), but Charles received his mother's consent in 2005 to marry Camilla in a civil ceremony. They received the titles Duke and Duchess of Cornwall upon their marriage, but when Charles becomes king, Camilla will be known as the Princess Consort, not Queen.

2. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William, 32, is Prince Charles' eldest son
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Prince William, 32, is Prince Charles' eldest son and second in line for the throne. Despite his close relationship with his father, the rest of the country doesn't feel the same way: A Daily Mirror poll from April found that 65% of respondents aged 18-34 wanted William to become the next king. Rumors have flown over the years that his wife, Catherine, wants William to become the next king, but he has quashed those reports.

3. Prince George of Cambridge

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, oldest
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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, oldest child, George, was born in July 2013. Ahead of his birth, the laws of succession were changed so that the eldest child would become monarch, regardless of his or her sex. Since George ended up being a boy, the law will mainly apply to his newborn sister, who will remain fourth in line for the throne, regardless if she has a little brother at some point.

4. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte, born on May 2, 2015, will
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Princess Charlotte, born on May 2, 2015, will be fourth in line for the throne. While women have long succeeded to the throne if there were no men in the family, the 2013 Succession of the Crown Act means she will always stay fourth in line for the throne, regardless if Prince William and Catherine have any more sons. A law that came about 50 years too late for her great-aunt, Anne, the Princess Royal, who was pushed back in the line off succession for her younger brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, and then their children.

5. Prince Harry

After Prince Harry's birth in 1984, he was
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After Prince Harry's birth in 1984, he was immediately deemed the spare in the old saying "the heir and the spare." But Harry doesn't really seem to mind: When asked last year about how a new niece or nephew would bumped him back in the line of succession, Harry laughed and said "great!"

Since he (most likely) won't be king, Harry became famous in his younger days for his wild ways, and even during his 10-year military career that has included stints fighting in Afghanistan. Now 30, he has had high-profile relationships with Chelsey Davies and Cressida Bonas, but he is (likely) currently single and tight-lipped about his own future. When talking about his brother's second baby, he joked "I can't wait to see my brother suffer more" and he said he hoped the baby would be a girl because he would "love to see [William] try to cope with that."

6. Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Queen Elizabeth's third-eldest, Prince Andrew, has been bumped
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Queen Elizabeth's third-eldest, Prince Andrew, has been bumped down to sixth in line for the throne. Andrew has a somewhat, um, less-than-stellar reputation, dating back to his marriage to Sarah Ferguson in the 1980s. His latest scandal involved his friendship with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who has been convicted as a sex offender. A young woman claimed Epstein forced her to have sex with Andrew when she was 17 years old.

Additionally, Andrew's travel and protection costs the British taxpayers £15 million. According to Buckingham Palace's website, Andrew is a "full-time working member of the Royal Family."

7. Princess Beatrice of York

The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and his

The eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice is 26 years old. She is reportedly considering a move to the New York after being criticized for her frequent travel, and after she quit an internship at Sony after her personal details were hacked.

Of course, Beatrice became famous to Americans during Prince William and Catherine's wedding for her hat, although it did later sell at auction for a high price and the proceeds went to charity.

8. Princess Eugenie of York

Until Princess Charlotte's birth on Saturday, Prince Andrew's
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Until Princess Charlotte's birth on Saturday, Prince Andrew's younger daughter, Princess Eugenie, was the last princess born. Although a member of the British royal family, Eugenie lives in the best city, aka NYC. Like any good New Yorker, she attended the Tribeca Film Festival and she celebrated her 25th birthday in March with her mother and her sister at Butter.

9. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, is the
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Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, is the only one of her children to have dabbled in a real career--and he married a modern, career woman. Edward dabbled in a career in theater and as a filmmaker and his wife, maiden name Sophie Rhys-Jones, worked in public relations before they quit their jobs in 2002 to become full-time working members of the Royal Family.

Fun fact: Prince Edward took the title "Earl of Wessex" when he married in 1999 after his favorite movie, "Shakespeare In Love." The last Earl of Wessex was in 1066.

10. James, Viscount Severn

James, Viscount Severn, 7, is the youngest son
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James, Viscount Severn, 7, is the youngest son of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Edward and Sophie use courtesy titles for their children rather than the style Prince or Princess.

11. Lady Louise Windsor

Prince Edward and Sophie's oldest child, Lady Louise
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Prince Edward and Sophie's oldest child, Lady Louise Windsor, is 11 years old and unfortunately born too early to benefit from the 2013 succession law, so she is behind her younger brother, James (the horror! Imagine being behind your younger brother in anything). Although she did live out every young girl's fantasy when she was a flower girl in Prince William and Kate's wedding in 2011, pictured. Also featured in this photo is Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Queen Elizabeth's great-niece, who is twentieth in line for the throne.

Born a month prematurely via an emergency Caesarian section, Louise weighed just 4 pounds, 9 ounces at birth. Prior to her birth, her mother suffered a high-profile miscarriage due to an ectopic pregnancy in 2001.

12. Princess Anne

Queen Elizabeth's only daughter, Anne, Princess Royal, is
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Queen Elizabeth's only daughter, Anne, Princess Royal, is her second-born child but has been pushed back to twelfth in line for the throne. When Anne married Michael Philips in 1973, the ceremony was televised around the world to an estimated 100 million. Anne took the title Princess Royal, but Philips declined to take a title and as a result, neither of their children use royal titles.

Anne and Philips divorced in 1992, and later that year, she married Timothy Laurence. Anne was the first member of the Royal Family to compete in the Olympics, and her daughter, Zara, followed in her footsteps.

13. Peter Phillips, 14. Savannah Phillips, 15. Isla Phillips

Queen Elizabeth's oldest grandchild is Peter Phillips, 37.
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Queen Elizabeth's oldest grandchild is Peter Phillips, 37. Despite being the grandson of the Queen, Phillips lived in Hong Kong for several years as part of his job as a manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland. He and his wife, Autumn Phillips, and two daughters live in London now. His daughter four-year-old Savannah, not pictured, is fourteenth in line for the throne and his younger daughter, three-year-old Isla, not pictured, is fifteenth in line for the throne.

16. Zara Tindall, 17. Mia Tindall

Zara Tindall, 34, is the younger daughter of
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Zara Tindall, 34, is the younger daughter of Anne, Princess Royal. A silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, Zara married rugby player Michael Tindall in July 2011. Zara is the godmother of Prince George, who was born just five months ahead of her daughter, Mia Tindall. Zara is sixteenth in line for the throne, and Mia is seventeenth.

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