With King Charles III being crowned after his mother’s death, the order of succession for the royal crown has moved up.
LONDON, UK — The death of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 means that her eldest son, Charles, Prince of Wales, is the new British king.
The palace announced she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to her side after her health took a turn for the worse.
Prior to her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, Elizabeth expressed her “sincere wish” that Charles’ wife, Camilla be known as “Queen Consort” when Charles ascended to the throne. The request tied up a loose end that had hung over the House of Windsor since Charles’ divorce from the popular Princess Diana. It was also seen as an effort to safeguard a smooth transition.
Because she is not a member of the royal family by blood, Camilla has no claim to the throne and will not become queen if Charles were to pass away or step down. It was the same for Prince Philip when he was alive and married to Elizabeth.
What is the royal order of succession after Charles?
1. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge: first-born child of Charles and Princess Diana.