Princess Charlotte makes history

Princess Charlotte

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In a Royal first, two-year-old Princess Charlotte has made history by becoming the first Royal female who will retain her position in line to the throne; despite the birth of her baby brother today (23rd April).

This is the first time it has happened since the Succession to the Crown Act in 2013 was brought in which states, "In determining the succession to the Crown, the gender of a person born after 28 October 2011 does not give that person, or that person’s descendants, precedence over any other person (whenever born)."

It now means that male members of the Royal family do not 'overtake' any older female members who are in line to the throne. Princess Charlotte is currently fourth in line to the throne, however before changes to the Act, it would have meant that the new little boy would have 'overtaken' her.

As this is now not the case, the latest addition to the Royal family is now fifth in line to the throne behind, his older brother and sister, his dad the Duke of Cambridge and his grandfather Prince Charles.

The newborn Prince's uncle, Prince Harry, will now move from fifth in line to sixth, with other members of the Royal family also moving down.

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