Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Daughter Added To Royal Line Of Succession

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27:  Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Daughter Added To Royal Line Of Succession

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is the eighth in line to the British throne.

UPDATED ON : JULY 28, 2021 / 08:03 AM

Written by BET Staff

Lilibet Diana, daughter of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, officially entered the royal line of succession almost two months after being born on June 4 in California.

According to the British Royal Family’s website, Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor is now eighth in line to the British throne, behind her brother, Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, 2, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex is currently sixth in line. 

Lilibet’s position on the list could be moved further down the line of succession if any of Prince William or Kate Middleton’s children become parents in the future, People reports. Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and Prince Louis of Cambridge all sit atop of the list in positions three through five. 

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The Royal Family’s website also reports that an amendment removed a historic rule stating that royal family members would not keep their position on the list if they marry a Roman Catholic; the changes only apply to any royal children born after Oct. 28, 2011.  

Lilibet is named after her grandmother, the late Princess Diana, and her great-grandmother, the Queen of England; her name also has a sweet connection to Markle’s mom, Doria Ragland.

According to People, Ragland gave Lili the nickname “Flower.” The site also reports that Markle included lily of the valley, a symbol of happiness and rebirth, in her bridal bouquet during her 2018 wedding ceremony to Prince Harry. 

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