His mother queen Elizabeth the Secondwho was the longest-reigning British monarch in history, died on September 8, 2022 at her Balmoral estate in Scotland.
Technically, Charles became king the moment his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died. However, monarchs traditionally wait several months after their predecessor’s death to be crowned.
The crowning of the King will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023, with the Archbishop of Canterbury officiating at Westminster Abbey.
But who will be next in line for the throne after that King Charles IIIdominion?
How is the heir to the British throne chosen?
The rules used to state that the eldest son would inherit the throne, according to the system of male primogeniture. This would allow a younger brother to inherit the throne before his older sister.
However, in 2011, after William and Kate’s marriage, the rules changed to allow the first-born child to be the heir to the throne, even if it was a girl. The leaders of the 16 Commonwealth countries unanimously approved the changes in October 2011.
The Succession to the Crown Act (2013) amended the provisions of the Bill of Rights and the Act of Settlement. It meant that the new rules would apply to anyone born after October 28, 2011.
The law also changed the rule that previously disqualified those who married Roman Catholics from the line of succession.
The line of succession is also regulated by parliament, and a sovereign can be stripped of his title for misgovernment.
Who is the next heir to the throne?
after Karel, prince william is next in line to the throne, as he is Charles’ eldest son. When William becomes king, the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, becomes queen consort.
Following in the footsteps of William, his eldest son Prince George is next in line to the throne, as the firstborn child.
Complete list of royal family lines of succession
The full line of succession is the following:
1. prince williamThe Prince of Wales
2. Prince George of Wales
3. Princess Charlotte of Wales
4. Prince Louis of Wales
5. Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex
6. Prince Archie of Sussex
7. Princess Lilibet of Sussex
8. Prince Andrew, The Duke of York
9. Princess Beatrice, Mrs. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
10. Ms. Sienna Mapelli Hubs
11. Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Jack Brooksbank
12. Master August Brooksbank
13. Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh
14. The Earl of Wessex
15. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor
16. Margaret, the royal princess
18. Savannah Phillips
20. Michael Tindall
21. Mia Tindal
23. Luke Tindall