New royal baby to shake up House of Windsor pecking order

The new royal baby has not only caused a worldwide furor but the tot has the ability to cause history in the House of Windsor

It turns out that if Kate gives birth to a little boy, he would become the first mle ever to be behind a woman in the succession order.

This is how the new royal baby will shake up the royal family.

Princess Charlotte will stay fourth in line to the throne.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L) walks in procession with Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (R) during the annual parade for members of the Order of the Garter at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, west of London on June 17, 2013. The Queen was joined by members of the royal family for the annual Order of the Garter service. The Order of the Garter is the pinnacle of the UK honours system with appointments of Knights of the Garter a perogative of the Queen, and a gift that is made without consulting ministers. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Prince William are both knights of the order. AFP PHOTO / POOL / MURRAY SANDERS (Photo credit should read MURRAY SANDERS/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s all because the Queen shook up the royal family laws just before Princess Charlotte was born, meaning gender would play no part in the line of succession to the throne.

Under the revamped Succession to the Crown Act, this of course means that Princess Charlotte will be fourth in line to the throne and if the royal baby is a boy, he would be fifth.

Due to the fact that the new baby will have two siblings ahead of them in the line of succession, it makes it highly unlikely that they will ever be king or queen.

Prince George is still second in line after his dad, Prince William.

If it’s a boy, he will be the first ever Prince to be behind a woman in the line of succession.

Prince Andrew famously leaped past his older sibling, Princess Anne, making him second in line to the throne after his brother, Prince Charles, when he was born in 1960.

It comes after Kensington Palace announced in a statement last night that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child.

 “THE QUEEN AND MEMBERS OF BOTH FAMILIES ARE DELIGHTED WITH THE NEWS.

“AS WITH HER PREVIOUS TWO PREGNANCIES, THE DUCHESS IS SUFFERING FROM HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM.

“HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL NO LONGER CARRY OUT HER PLANNED ENGAGEMENT AT THE HORNSEY ROAD CHILDREN’S CENTRE IN LONDON TODAY. THE DUCHESS IS BEING CARED FOR AT KENSINGTON PALACE.”

 

Kate Middleton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth “Kate”; née Middleton; born 9 January 1982) is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Following his father Charles, Prince of Wales, William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as monarch of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, making Catherine a likely future queen consort.

BERLIN, GERMANY – JULY 19: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend The Queen’s Birthday Party at the British Ambassadorial Residence during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images)

Catherine grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010 before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The Duke and Duchess’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, are third and fourth in the line of succession respectively, and the couple are expecting their third child.

Catherine’s impact on British and American fashion has been called the “Kate Middleton effect” in the media, and in 2012 and 2013, she was selected as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine.

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