Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision. Her doctors are “concerned” about her health, after an evaluation, and recommended her relatives to keep her under medical surveillance.
The 96-year-old monarch has headed the British crown for more than 70 years. Just this year, Isabel celebrated her Platinum Jubilee. She is the first queen of England to do so.
The succession to the throne is not only organized by descent, but also by parliamentary status, according to the official website of the British royal family. It is the order in which members of the royal family are in line for the throne.
Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom and 15 British Commonwealth countries, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Her husband is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Who will inherit the position of Queen Elizabeth?
Charles of Wales, is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and her husband Prince Philip of Edinburgh, therefore, he is the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom, as well as the kingdoms of the Commonwealth of Nations.
As heir, he received the official title of Duke of Cornwall in 1952, later in 1958, that of Prince of Wales, in addition to historical titles such as Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew and Lord of the Isles, Duke of Edinburgh, and Earl of Chester.
It is presumed that he is the longest heir in the history of the British monarchy with 70 years and 16 days, having surpassed his great-great-grandfather Edward VII, who assumed the throne with more than 59 years of age, in addition, he is the second legal heir longest-lived in history, only surpassed by Sofia of the Palatinate, who was heir to Anne of Great Britain. (died at the age of 83 without succeeding her)
This is the line of succession to the throne of England
1. Charles, Prince of Wales
Charles, the Prince of Wales, is the heir to the throne of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. His first wife was the late Diana, Princess of Wales, with whom he had two sons: William and Harry. His current wife Camilla (formerly Parker Bowles) is the Duchess of Cornwall.
2. William, Duke of Cambridge
Charles and Diana’s eldest son is Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and second in line to the throne. He is married to Catherine Middleton, now Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with whom he has three children: Jorge, Carlota and Luis.
3. George, Prince of Cambridge
Prince George of Cambridge is the son of William and Catherine. He was born on July 22, 2013.
4. Charlotte, Princess of Cambridge
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the daughter of William and Catherine, was born on May 1, 2015.
5. Louis, Prince of Cambridge
Prince Louis of Cambridge, the son of William and Catherine, was born on April 23, 2018.
6. Harry, Duke of Sussex
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is the second son of Charles and Diana and Duke of Sussex. He is sixth in the line of succession to the throne. He is married to Meghan (formerly Markle), Duchess of Sussex, with whom he has a son, Archie, and a daughter, Lilibeth.
In mid-February of last year, Buckingham Palace announced that Harry and Meghan had agreed with Queen Elizabeth II that they would no longer be active and functioning members of the royal family. This means that Harry and Meghan’s honorary military appointments and royal patronages will be revoked and reassigned among members representing the royal family.
7. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Harry and Meghan, was born on May 7, 2019.
What will happen when Queen Elizabeth dies?
As with all characters and public figures, there is a plan for when Queen Elizabeth II dies. This was revealed by a report from the Politico portal, which cites a document leaked in October last year known as the “ London Bridge ” operation.
This document, planned since 1960, details a series of ceremonies and plans designed for the country once the sovereign dies. Although the broad outline of the plans has been taken for granted, this plan is specific in details, hours and days.
The plan clears one of the biggest doubts: Who will succeed her? Well, according to The Guardian, which published the same report last year, it will be Prince Charles who assumes the crown. There are also details of how the issue will be handled in the media and the first ten days of mourning.
Gun salutes will be carried out at all salute stations organized by the Ministry of Defense. And the country will observe a minute of silence.