Sorry, Prince Andrew! Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s first child — regardless of sex — will be seventh in line to the throne, bumping Andrew, the son of Queen Elizabeth II, into eighth place.
Prince Harry is currently sixth in line of succession, followed by his unborn baby. If the 34-year-old and the former Suits star, 37, have three kids, Andrew, 58, will be 10th in line.
The first in line to the throne is Prince Charles. Charles’ eldest son Prince William is second, followed by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
In 2013, the U.K. Parliament passed a law called the Succession to the Crown Act, stating that succession of siblings should be determined by age, rather than gender. (That’s why Princess Charlotte, 3, didn’t lose her fourth place when Prince Louis, now 5 months, was born.)
Kensington Palace announced on Monday, October 15, that Meghan is pregnant and due to welcome a child with Harry in Spring 2019. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May,” the Palace revealed, adding that the newlyweds “are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”
Starting a family was a priority for both Harry and Meghan. During the couple’s first joint interview in November 2017, Harry gushed that they wanted to have a little one in “the near future.”
Meghan cloaked her baby bump at Princess Eugenie’s Friday, October 12, wedding in a navy blue Givenchy dress and coat, which she wore buttoned at the top. But the retired actress didn’t fool Twitter. As one person wrote: “I stayed up just to see what Meghan is wearing and if she looks pregnant. She wore a long blue jacket that she didn’t take off in the Church. Could she be hiding something?”