A Royal Announcement

October 19, 2018
By Northern Ireland Office [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Queen Elizabeth II has had a busy year. First it was the birth of Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Then there was the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, followed by the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, and now another grandchild is on the way! Yep, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a.k.a. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are expecting a baby next spring. Sweet, right? But why all the excitement? Well, this baby will be seventh in line to the British throne, meaning there’s a nice line of successors to secure the British monarchy for years to come. What’s the order of successors, you wonder? Prince Charles (already named by Queen Elizabeth II to be her successor back in April), Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, and now Prince Harry’s future son or daughter. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!