Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet has finally been added to royal line of succession

Publish Date
Thursday, 29 July 2021, 5:31AM
Photo / Misan Harriman

Photo / Misan Harriman

After seven weeks of media scrutiny, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter has finally been added to the line of succession on the official royal family website. 

While Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor doesn't have a royal title, she is officially eighth in line to the throne.

But until this week, the official royal family website - which showcases the line of succession - had not been updated to show she had been born.

The lack of update prompted both fans and media to question why this was the case.

When older brother Archie was born, the update was made two weeks after he was born and when Prince Louis arrived in 2018, the update was made 12 days after his birth.

Lilibet was born on Friday 4 June at 11:40am at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

She is named after both her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, and her late grandmother, Princess Diana.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have yet to release a photograph of baby Lili.

The line of succession:

  1. The Prince of Wales
  2. The Duke of Cambridge
  3. Prince George of Cambridge
  4. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
  5. Prince Louis of Cambridge
  6. The Duke of Sussex
  7. Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
  8. Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
  9. The Duke of York
  10. Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
  11. Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank
  12. Master August Brooksbank
  13. The Earl of Wessex
  14. Viscount Severn
  15. The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor
  16. The Princess Royal
  17. Mr Peter Phillips
  18. Miss Savannah Phillips
  19. Miss Isla Phillips
  20. Mrs. Michael Tindall
  21. Miss Mia Tindall
  22. Miss Lena Tindall
  23. Master Lucas Tindall