Royal Baby Cambridge: the Windsor fifth


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child. The baby, due in spring 2018, will be fifth in line to the throne from birth. And as far as the House of Windsor is concerned, that's a pretty interesting position to arrive in. Here's a run down of the babies born as fifth in line since the House of Windsor was created in July 1917....


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Name Princess Beatrice of York
Born Beatrice Elizabeth Mary on August 8th 1988, London
Daughter of HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York and  Sarah, Duchess of York
Relation to the Queen granddaugther
Took over as fifth from her uncle, the Earl of Wessex
Stood in line behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew
Remained as fifth until July 22nd 2013 when the birth of Prince George moved her down to sixth
Position now Beatrice is currently seventh in line to the throne
And come 2018...baby Cambridge number three will see Bea hop down to eighth in line to the throne, quite appropriate for a princess born on 8/8/88.




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Name Peter Phillips
Born Peter Mark Anthony Phillips on November 15th 1977, London
Son of HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips
Relation to the Queen grandson
Took over as fifth from his great aunt, Princess Margaret
Stood in line behind Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne
Remained as fifth until June 21st 1982 when the birth of his cousin, Prince William, moved him down to sixth in line
Position now Peter Phillips is currently thirteenth in line to the throne
And come 2018...the Queen's eldest grandchild will now move to fourteenth in the line of succession





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Name David, Earl of Snowdon
Born David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley on November 3rd 1961, London
Son of HRH Princess Margaret  and Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon
Relation to the Queen nephew
Took over as fifth from HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
Stood in line behind Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Princess Margaret
Remained as fifth until March 10th 1964 when the birth of his cousin, Prince Edward, moved him down to sixth in line
Position now The Earl of Snowdon is currently eighteenth in line to the throne
And come 2018...he'll be nineteenth in the order of succession



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Name Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Born HRH Prince Richard Alexander Walter George of Gloucester on August 26th 1944, Northamptonshire
Son of HRH Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucster and HRH Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester
Relation to the Queen first cousin
Took over as fifth from HRH Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Stood in line behind Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Prince William of Gloucester
Remained as fifth until November 15th 1948 when the birth of Prince Charles moved him down to sixth in line to the throne
Position now The Duke of Gloucester is twenty fourth in line to the throne
And come 2018...you've done the maths already, this prince will be number 25 come next spring


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