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WITH the death of the

King and the accession to the Throne of Princess Elizabeth the order of suc- cession now is:-  

Prince Charles of Edinburgh

(Queen Elizabeth's son). Princess Anne.

Princess Margaret.

Duke of Gloucester.

His son, Prince William.

Prince Richard (younger

son of the Duke of Glou- cester).

Duke of Kent.

Prince Michael (the Duke of

Kent's younger brother). Princess Alexandra (the

Duke of Kent's sister). The Princess Royal.

Earl of Harewood (the

Princess Royal's son).

Hon. Gerald Lascelles (the

Princess Royal's son).

Princess Arthur of Con-


The Duke of Windsor, who abdicated before his mar- riage to Mrs. Wallis Simpson, does not enter into the table of succession, having re- nounced all rights of succes- sion or for any children he might have.

Prince Charles of Edin- burgh (born November 14, 1948), the Heir Apparent,

will normally succeed to the Throne on his mother's death. He was the first child born in direct succes- sion to the Throne since the birth of the Duke of Windsor on June 23, 1894.

Now that his mother has succeeded to the Throne, Prince Charles will almost certainly be given the title of Prince of Wales by his mother. This title is always reserved for the eldest son of the ruling monarch, and is not inherited It must be granted by the reigning Sovereign by Letters Patent.

The right of the styles of

Royal Prince and Princess is governed by rules, laid down by King George V, who limited the descent of both Royal styles to the children of the sovereign of both sexes, and to the grandchild- ren of the male only.

That is why the children of the Duke of Gloucester bear the titles of prince, whereas those of the Princess Royal do not.

Besides receiving the title of Prince of Wales, Charles will automatically become Duke of Cornwall, inherit- ing all the wealth of that Duchy's revenue.

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