Where is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet Diana in the Royal Line of Succession?

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed the arrival of their second child, daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, but where does she sit in the Royal Line of Succession?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement welcoming their baby girl into the fold and confirming she was born on Friday 4 June.

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With a new Royal grandchild to add into the mix, things have moved around when it comes to the Royal Line of Succession, with Lilibet currently eighth in line to the throne.

She is the Queen's 11th great-grandchild, joining her big brother Archie, two, and Prince William and Kate Middleton's brood George, Charlotte and Louis.

As it stands, Lilibet is eighth in line to the throne and sits behind her father Prince Harry, who is sixth in line, and her sibling Archie, who falls just behind Harry in seventh.

Also ahead of Lilibet is Prince William, who is second in line after Prince Charles, and his kids George, Charlotte and Louis, who are third, fourth and fifth in line to the throne respectively.


Lilibet's arrival has pushed Prince Andrew, who was born second in line to the throne in 1960, down to ninth place in the Royal Line of Succession.

Harry and Meghan's daughter was born over in the US, which makes her the most senior royal in the current line of succession to be born overseas.

Lilibet – whose middle name Diana is a sweet nod to Harry's late mother the Princess of Wales -is not entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.

She can, however, become a Lady – although Harry and Meghan will likely style their second-born a Miss, as they did with Master Archie, using the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

Harry and Meghan confirmed Lilibet's arrival in a statement shared two days after her birth on their Archewell website.

It read: "On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.

"She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we've felt from across the globe.

"Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."

The couple have also asked anyone wishing to send a present to instead "support or learn more" about organisations working for women and girls.

For more Royal Family news, here's how Meghan and Harry confirmed the arrival of their daughter, following her birth.

Plus, find out exactly where everyone sits in the Royal Line of Succession, now Lilibet has been born.

And who will Lilibet’s godparents be? From Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pal Oprah to other A-list celebs they might choose.

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