Skip Nav
James Matthews
Congrats Are in Order — Pippa Middleton Gives Birth to Her First Child!
Christian Carino
Lady Gaga Confirmed She's Engaged to Christian Carino, and We're Rah-Rah Really Excited
The Royals
8 Potential Names For Harry and Meghan's Future Royal
Royal Family's Reaction to Meghan Markle's Pregnancy
The Royals
William and Kate Are "Delighted" at Harry and Meghan's Baby News
When Is Meghan Markle Due?
The Royals
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's First Child Will Actually Be Born Sooner Than You Think

Where Is Princess Eugenie in Line For the Throne?

This Is Exactly Where Princess Eugenie Falls in the Line to the Throne

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09:  Princess Eugenie of York during Trooping The Colour 2018 at The Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

For Princess Eugenie to ascend to the British throne, a whole lot of other people would have to get out of her way first. As the line to the throne stands right now, the soon-to-be-wed princess falls in ninth place, right behind her older sister, Princess Beatrice.

Princess Eugenie is the daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who is the second son of Queen Elizabeth II. Eugenie's uncle, Prince Charles, is expected to take the throne after Queen Elizabeth, assuming he doesn't turn it down. His eldest son, Prince William, is next in line, followed by all three of William's children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. William's brother, Prince Harry, is next; however, he and the rest of the line will be bumped down if and when Prince George has children of his own. (Yes, adorable little Prince George will eventually grow up to possibly have children who will then ascend to the throne.) As the eldest child of Prince William — the future king — George will see his own eldest child take the spot behind him in the line of succession.

So while Princess Eugenie is currently in the ninth spot on the roster, chances are she'll move farther down the line as the years go on. The good news for her, though, is that she doesn't need the queen's permission to marry the person of her choice. According to the Royal Marriages Act, only the next six people in line for the throne are required to have the queen's signoff on their nuptials, so Eugenie didn't need her grandmother's OK for her upcoming wedding to commoner Jack Brooksbank.

Image Source: Getty / Karwai Tang
From Our Partners
Royal Family Wedding Tiaras
Meghan Markle Getting Bouquet of Flowers in Australia 2018
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Fashion
Princess Eugenie Wedding Photo on Instagram October 2018
Meghan Markle Holding Prince Harry's Umbrella October 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle With Boy in Dubbo, Australia
Are Royals Allowed to Hold Hands in Public?
Does Meghan Markle Get a Salary?
Meghan Markle Pregnancy Pictures
Prince Harry Talking About Meghan Markle's Pregnancy 2018
Age Difference Between Prince William and Prince Harry
Where Will Meghan and Harry's Baby Be in Line For the Throne
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds