King Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and has begun treatment, Buckingham Palace said, less than a year after being crowned.
A Palace statement said Charles “began a schedule of regular treatments, during which he was advised by doctors to postpone public service duties.”
Her Majesty ascended the throne in September 2022, following the death of her mother. He was crowned in May 2023.
The royal line of succession has decided who will be Britain's next king or queen for hundreds of years and now, with a new generation of royals, there is a long list of people who could be our next monarch.
So, from Prince William to Princess Eugenie and everyone in between, here are everyone closest in line to the British throne.
Prince William, Prince of Wales
Prince William is first in line to the British throne after his father became king.
Formerly the Duke of Cambridge, William is now known as the Prince of Wales following the Queen's death. He is the first son of King Charles III and when he becomes king, his wife, Kate, Princess of Wales, will be known as Queen Consort.
Prince William and Princess Kate's first son, Prince George, is second in line to the throne after his father.
The nine-year-old will be known as King George VII when he one day becomes monarch, but until then, his parents want him to have as normal an upbringing as possible.
Following a change made to the Succession to the Crown Act in 2013 (meaning that the eldest children, regardless of gender, will succeed to the throne first), Princess Charlotte is third in line to the throne, after her younger brother. old.
Before the Act was changed, his younger brother, Louis, would have been ahead of him in the line of succession simply because of his gender. But if Prince George ever has children, they will be behind him in the line of succession.
Five-year-old Prince Louis, the third son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is currently fourth in line to the throne, after his older brothers.
As the second son of King Charles III and the late Princess Diana, Prince Harry is fifth in line to the throne, after his brother, nephews and niece. His wife, Meghan Markle, is not in line for the throne – as is the Duchess of Cambridge – but his two children are.
Prince Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Four-year-old Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, first son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is sixth in line to the throne, after his father, uncle and cousins.
Princess Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
The second child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Lilibet, is seventh in line to the throne. The child's name pays homage to the royal family's nickname for the late Queen Elizabeth II, and her middle name is Diana, after Harry's late mother, Princess Diana.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Prince Andrew, third son of Queen Elizabeth II and younger brother of King Charles III, is eighth in line to the throne.
The royal, who has denied allegations of sexual abuse, has two children with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. His children are also in the line of succession, as are his grandchildren.
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Beatrice is ninth in line to the throne. Her daughter, Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi, with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, is 10th in line.
Princess Eugenie of York
Princess Eugenie, younger sister of Princess Beatrice and daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is 11th in line to the throne. Her son with husband Jack Brooksbank, August Brooksbank, is 12th in line.
Following in succession the Princesses of York are Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh, his two sons, then Princess Anne, her children and grandchildren.