Following the announcement that Meghan Markle has given birth, the royal line of succession is set to change.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was welcomed to the world on Friday, June 4 at 11.40am, weighing 7 lbs 11 oz.
The little girl will be known as Lili for short. She is now settling into her new home in California with her royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the happy news on their Archewell website in a statement that said both Meghan and the new arrival were “healthy and well”.
But how does the birth change the line of succession to the throne.
According to the official Royal Family Website: ‘Succession to the throne is regulated not only through descent, but also by Parliamentary statute.
The order of succession is the sequence of members of the Royal Family in the order in which they stand in line to the throne.’
Queen Elizabeth II is the current monarch, having reigned for nearly seven decades. First in line to the throne is her firstborn child, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
His reign will then be followed by his son, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.
The third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne are William’s three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Following the Cambridge children, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is next in the queue at number six. His children will follow, with Archie at number seven.
That mean his younger sister will now be eight in line to the throne, pushing back the Queen’s son Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.