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Where is Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in line to the throne?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their second child. Archie Mountbatten is now a big brother of his little sister Lilibet ???Lili??? Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, named after the nickname of Queen Elizabeth II. Pictured: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed their second child. Archie Mountbatten is now a big brother of his little sister Lilibet ???Lili??? Diana Mountbatten-Windsor,named after the nickname of Queen Elizabeth II. Ref: SPL5231005 060621 NON-EXCLUSIVE Picture by: Splash News and Pictures USA: +1 310-525-5808 London: +44 (0)20 8126 1009 Berlin: +49 175 3764 166 World Rights, No Netherlands Rights
Harry and Meghan, pictured with first child Archie, have welcomed a baby girl (Picture; Slash News)

Prince Andrew dropped a place in the line of succession after the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second child.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle announced on Sunday that they were ‘blessed’ to have welcomed Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor into the world.

She was named after the nickname her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II coined for herself as an infant, while her middle name was chosen to honour the prince’s late mum, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Even though the Sussexes are no longer working royals – after sensationally quitting duties last year – Prince Harry retains his place in the line of succession and their children enter it too.

Lilibet, who was born on Friday, is now eighth in line to the throne, behind her elder brother Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

The first seven places remain unchanged – Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

With the arrival of Lili, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who was born second in line in 1960, has moved down to ninth place.

METRO GRAPHICS Royal line of succession, June 2021
Lilibet, who was born on Friday, is now eighth in line to the throne (Picture: Getty/
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shutterstock (11984924d) Prince Andrew drives out of Windsor Castle Prince Andrew out and about, Windsor Castle, UK - 29 May 2021
Prince Andrew has moved down to ninth place (Picture: Shutterstock)

Andrew stopped carrying out royal duties in 2019 following his bombshell Newsnight interview over his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Andrew’s eldest daughter, Princess Beatrice, has moved to 10th in line.

His youngest, Princess Eugenie, has fallen out of the top 10 to become 11th in line, and her son August has moved to 12th place, the Earl of Wessex to 13th place and the Princess Royal to 16th.

EPSOM, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 02: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watch the racing from the balcony of the Royal Box on Derby Day at the Investec Derby Festival horse racing meeting at Epsom Racecourse on June 2, 2012 in Epsom, England. For only the second time in its history, the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of wellwishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all the members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of 1,000 boats accompanying them down the Thames, a star studded free concert at Buckingham Palace, and a carriage procession and a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and Eugenie pictured with Prince Philip in 2012 (Picture: Getty Images)

There will be further changes in the autumn when Beatrice’s baby arrives and becomes 11th in line.

Lili is the Queen’s 11th great-grandchild, and the first of the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh’s great-grandchildren to be born since Philip’s death in April.

The Queen’s great-grandchildren are: Savannah and Isla Phillips; George, Charlotte and Louis; Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall; Archie and his sister, and August Brooksbank.

Beatrice’s son or daughter will become the monarch’s 12th great-grandchild.

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