Here is the new royal line of succession

The Queen and Charles during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in 2019. (Victoria Jones/Pool via Reuters)

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles ascends the throne and becomes king.

It also creates an offset to the succession line below it.

Once second in line to the throne, Prince William is now the heir to the throne. His son Giorgos is second in line.

Princess Charlotte retains her position as third in line to the throne. The law used to mean that male heirs had priority, meaning her younger brother would have leapfrogged her.

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But a change in the law when William and Kate were expecting their first child has stopped that happening.

Louis is fourth in line to the throne and Harry is again up to fifth.

The lack of a royal title is no barrier to the throne and Archie is sixth in line, despite being simply Master Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Harry and Meghan’s daughter Lilibet, who is named after the Queen’s nickname, is now seventh in line to the throne.

LONDINO, UK - 08 JUNE: (BANNING FOR PUBLICATION IN THE JUDGE OF UNHIGN TO 24 HOURS AFTER DATE AND HOURS) watch a march from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London, England.  The annual ceremony, which involves more than 1,400 guards and horsemen, is believed to have first taken place during the reign of King Charles II.  The parade marks the Sovereign's official birthday, although the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21.  (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

William and his children all move up a place in the line of succession now that the Queen is dead. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

After Charles’ sons and their children, the line of succession jumps back to the Queen’s other children. As the law was not changed in time for Anne to benefit, the line goes to Prince Andrew, her second son, who is eighth.

His eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, is ninth and her daughter, Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mochi, 10th. Then there’s Princess Eugenie, 11, and her son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, 12.

The line then goes back to Prince Edward, who is 13th, and his children. His older daughter is also overwhelmed by her younger brother, as is her aunt Princess Anne.

So James, Viscount Severn, is 14th and Lady Louise Windsor is 15th.

Prince Andrew (L), Princess Eugenie of York (2nd L), Princess Beatrice of York (R) leave after attending the national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London in June.  10, 2016, which is also the Duke of Edinburgh's 95th birthday.  Britain has embarked on a weekend of events to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.  The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh along with other members of the royal family will attend a national service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on June 10, which is also the Duke of Edinburgh's 95th birthday.  / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit to JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Andrew with his daughters Eugenie and Beatrice in June 2016. Justin Tallis/AFP)

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor take part in the Great British Beach Clean at Southsea Beach on September 20, 2020 in Portsmouth of England.  (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor at Southsea Beach in September 2020. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Then Princess Anne has her place in the 16th. Her son Peter Phillips is 17 and his children Savannah and Isla are 18 and 19.

Zara Tindall is 20th and her children, Mia and Lena, and Lucas are 21st, 22nd and 23rd on the list.

Once the Queen’s direct descendants are covered, the series moves on to the descendants of her younger sister, Princess Margaret, who died in 2002. She had a son, the present Earl of Snowdon, and has a son and daughter, Charles Armstrong-Jones , Viscount Linley and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones. They occupy positions 24, 25 and 26.

STROUT, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Princess Anne, The Princess Royal and Peter Phillips attend the Gatcombe Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park on March 26, 2017 in Stroud, England.  (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Princess Anne and her son Peter Phillips in 2017 in Stroud. (Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

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Zara and Mike Tindall in March 2020. Her children are in line, despite the royal titles. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

He also had a daughter, who is younger than the Earl of Snowdon, named Lady Sarah Chatto. Lady Sarah has two sons, Samuel Chatto and Arthur Chatto. The trio are 27th, 28th and 29th in line to the throne.

These positions cover all direct descendants of the Queen’s father, the former king, and so the line jumps back to the descendants of his late brothers, the children and grandchildren of Prince Henry and Prince George.

These include lesser-known royals such as Prince Michael of Kent and the Duke of Gloucester, the Queen’s cousins.

They have long supported the throne in their work with charities across the UK, but the likelihood of them ever joining the top job is slim.

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