While Princess Charlotte is adorable, she is also a trailblazer. For this generation of royals, the U.K. line of succession to the crown is no longer dependent on gender. Previously, the crown passed to sons, uncles, or nephews with female relatives as back up. Because of this recent change, Princess Charlotte bumped Prince Harry down a notch on the succession ladder. Of course, Prince George is the heir apparent after his grandpa Prince Charles and his daddy Prince William.
English succession rules have deep roots back to King Henry VIII and the English Reformation. Come visit our display on U.K. succession located in the display case on the upper level of the Wolff Library!