The new Prince of Cambridge has become the fifth in line to the British throne

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child - a younger sibling to Prince George and Princess Charlotte - is now the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's sixth great-grandchild.


Prince Louis Arthur Charles, weighing 8lbs 7oz, is also a great-great-great-great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria.


Following the baby's arrival, Prince Harry shifts down the line of succession to sixth place.


The Duke of York, who was born second in line, has moved to seventh and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie to eighth and ninth.


Andrew falling out of the top six means he will no longer have to ask the Queen for permission to marry - unlike Charles, William, George, Charlotte and Harry. 




The first six people in the line of succession must have the Queen's consent before they can marry on May 19, as set out by the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.

The act's introduction also saw sex removed as a determining factor in the line of succession.

It has also been claimed that the royal baby has been born a commoner.

Royal historian Marlene Koenig told Town and Country: 'It sounds complicated, but in the UK, the only people who are not commoners are the Sovereign and peers of the realm, (people with titles like) Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron.'

Millions of people around the world watched as the newborn prince was brought out onto the steps outside the hospital on Monday
The child will change the current line of succession, but the first four in line will stay the same

It was always thought that William and Kate would go on to have three children. 

Kate is one of three and had a happy home life with her sister, Pippa Matthews, and brother, James Middleton, and is close to both of her siblings.

But William may need to adjust to caring for a newborn once again.

Kate joked in the months leading up to her due date that her husband was 'in denial' about having a third.

By having more than two children, William and Kate are following in the footsteps of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who went on to have four children - although there was a gap of 10 years between their second child, Anne, and third, Andrew.

As a sibling to both future king George and 'spare to the heir' Charlotte, the new baby is unlikely ever to be crowned sovereign.


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