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THE Royal Family is growing and growing as Princess Eugenie has just given birth to a son.
But how will the new baby fit in with the Royal Family? We share the royal line of succession…
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their son, who weighed 8lbs 1oz, on Tuesday February 9Credit: princesseugnie/Instagram
When was Princess Eugenie’s baby born?
The new royal baby – Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank’s first child – is the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s ninth great-grandchild.
He arrived at The Portland Hospital in London, the same place Meghan Markle had baby Archie in May 2019.
It is also the hospital Eugenie herself was born in 1990.
Buckingham Palace said Jack was at Princess Eugenie’s side for the birthCredit: EPA
Where will Princess Eugenie’s baby sit in the line of succession?
Princess Eugenie’s baby boy is 11th in line to the throne.
He will comes after Eugenie and before the Earl of Wessex in the line of succession.
The throne will pass to Prince Charles if the Queen abdicates, retires or dies.
Her Majesty is said to have told her inner circle that if she is still on the throne at the age of 95, she will ask for a piece of legislation to grant her eldest son full power to reign while she is alive.
Royal commentator Robert Jobson told the Mail On Sunday he has spoken to a number of high-ranking courtiers who say preparations for the transition of the Crown are gaining pace.
And The Queen said she wished for Charles to succeed her as head of the group of countries.
ROYAL FAMILY LINE OF SUCCESSION
- The Prince of Wales
- The Duke of Cambridge
- Prince George
- Princess Charlotte
- Prince Louis
- The Duke of Sussex
- Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
- The Duke of York
- Princess Beatrice
- Princess Eugenie
- Princess Eugenie’s baby boy
- The Earl of Wessex
- Viscount Severn
- Lady Louise Windsor
- The Princess Royal
Louis does not leapfrog his sister Charlotte in the line of succession after the law favouring male heirs was changed.
Prince Harry – who was third in line to the throne in 2013 – is sixth in line.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is bumped down the line to eighth.
Baby Archie is seventh in line to the throneCredit: PA:Press Association
What does the royal family tree look like?
When the Queen’s father King George VI died in 1952, Elizabeth took over the throne.