Queen Elizabeth the II passed away on Thursday according to a statement released from Buckingham Palace. The queen was 96 and died from health complications at the family’s royal estate in Scotland.

According to ABC News, ” The news of her death came just hours after the palace announced that the queen’s doctors were “concerned” about her health and were keeping her under “medical supervision” at Balmoral Castle, the British royal family’s estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where she has been vacationing this summer.”

Now that the queen has passed, many are asking what this means for the royal family, let alone, the rest of the world, and well, it’s safe to say that the queen’s passing has opened up conversation about what will happen next now that her majesty has passed.

Below, are all of the details we currently know about the line of succession and what’s to come next for the royal British monarchy.

10 Days Of Activity From The Queen’s Death To Her Funeral


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An article published by Politico details the aftermath of the queen’s death and the steps to follow from here on it. One of the details mentions that there will be 10 days of activity from her death to the day of her funeral.

Politico reported full details of Operation London Bridge, the code name for the U.K. government’s plan for when the Queen passes, in September 2021. (Operation London Bridge is triggered if she dies in London, while Operation Union is in place if she dies in Scotland.) There will be 10 days of activity from the Queen’s death to her funeral,” as reported by Elle.

Who’s Next In Line For The Throne?


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Prince Charles, the queen’s oldest son, will be the first to ascend the crown. Elle released the succession of the crown following Prince Charles which includes Prince Harry, Archie Mountbatten- Windsor (Harry and Meagan’s oldest child) and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (Harry and Meghan Markle’s youngest child).

Prince Charles will ascend to the crown when his mother Queen Elizabeth II passes. Here’s what the line of succession for the throne will be once Charles becomes king, according to the royal family’s site.

The Succession Of The Royal Family Line Following Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Prince Charles (King)

  1. Prince William (Charles’ first child)
  2. Prince George (William and Kate Middleton’s first child)
  3. Princess Charlotte (William and Kate’s second child)
  4. Prince Louis (William and Kate’s third child)
  5. Prince Harry (William’s brother and Charles’ second child)
  6. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Harry and Meghan Markle’s eldest child)
  7. Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (Harry and Meghan Markle’s youngest child)
  8. Prince Andrew (Charles’ younger brother and the Queen’s third child)
  9. Princess Beatrice (Prince Andrew’s eldest child)
  10. Sienna Mapelli Mozzi (Princess Beatrice’s first child)
  11. Princess Eugenie (Prince Andrew’s second child)
  12. August Brooksbank (Princess Eugenie’s first child)
  13. Prince Edward (Charles’ youngest brother and the Queen’s fourth child)
  14. James, Viscount Severn (Prince Edward’s second child)
  15. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor (Prince Edward’s first child)
  16. Princess Anne (Charles’ younger sister and the Queen’s second child)
  17. Peter Phillips (Princess Anne’s first child)
  18. Savannah Phillips (Peter Phillip’s oldest child)
  19. Isla Phillips (Peter Phillip’s second child)
  20. Zara Tindall (Princess Anne’s second child)
  21. Mia Tindall (Zara Tindall’s oldest child)
  22. Lena Tindall (Zara Tindall’s second child)
  23. Lucas Tindall (Zara Tindall’s third child)

Gender Not A Factor In The Succession To The Crown


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Prior to The Succession To The Crown Act, women were often overlooked by their younger male siblings to ascend the throne.  “Women were passed over by their younger male siblings in line for the throne, such as Princess Anne and Lady Louise, shown above.” Says, Elle.“When Princess Charlotte’s younger brother, Prince Louis, was born in 2018, she was not bumped down in the order of succession.”

In other words, moving forward, the crown will not use gender as a determining factor for any royal that’s in line for the throne, giving Meghan and Harry’s youngest child, Lilibeth, an opportunity to take her reign as queen if and when the time comes.

Prince Charles Released A Statement On His Mother’s Passing.

Prince Charles released a statement on his mother’s passing.

“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of great sadness for me and all members of my family,” the statement reads. It continues: “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt through the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held,” said Prince Charles in a statement released from Buckingham Palace.

This story is not subject to final details and will be monitored for new updates as they arise.