On May 2, 2015, Kate Middleton became a mother for the second time by giving birth to her daughter, Princess Charlotte. A little sister for Prince George, future King of England behind his father, Prince William, and his grandfather, Prince Charles. Fourth in line in the order of succession to the throne of England (until the day when her big brother will have his own children), the girl was able to keep her place there, when the Cambridges welcomed Prince Louis to their family, the April 23, 2018. A benefit that Princess Anne, daughter of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, did not enjoy.
Indeed, Princess Charlotte went down in history unknowingly at the birth of her younger brother, becoming the first female royal family member to benefit from the 2013 Crown Succession Act (Succession to the Crown Act), the latter stipulating that any daughter of the monarchy born after October 28, 2011 will not have to give up her place in the order of succession to a brother younger than herself, as the British edition reminds us. from Hello magazine! this Tuesday, October 13. Prior to this treaty, any woman or girl of the Windsor-Mountbatten clan had her place in the line of succession stolen. Such was the case with Princess Anne, the only daughter in a royal family of four children and the second child of Her Majesty Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, who gave way to Princes Andrew and Edward. The latter’s daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, was also not entitled to this benefit since she was born on November 8, 2003.
Another girl could benefit
Thus, while Princess Charlotte still occupies fourth place in the order of succession (possibly even obtaining a new title when Prince William becomes king), Lady Louise Windsor, she, is in thirteenth place, just ahead of Princess Anne . Pregnant with her first child, the fruit of her love with Jack Brooksbank, Princess Eugenie could well give birth to a girl. In this case, the latter will be the second of the royal family to be subject to the 2013 Act of Succession to the Crown.
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