Meghan Markle's baby boy shares succession similarity to the Queen who was also born seventh in line to the throne but when on to become monarch

AS Baby Sussex baby is seventh in line to the throne, it is highly unlikely that Meghan Markle's son will ever be made King.

However, the latest addition to the Royal Family shares a surprising similarity to his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II who held the same position in the line as succession when she was born.

In 1936, the Royal Family was rocked by an abdication crisis after Edward VIII gave up his role as monarch to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson without having produced an heir of his own.

After Edward stepped down, his younger brother the Duke of York – the Queen's father – inherited the throne and became King George VI in December 1936.

This then paved the way for Queen Elizabeth II – who was originally seventh in the line of succession after her father's siblings – to eventually become the sovereign aged 25.

However, Prince William's three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – each have a greater claim to the throne than their new cousin Baby Sussex.

But the Royal Family's latest addition has now knocked Prince Harry's uncle The Duke of York from seventh place down to eighth.

Despite the exciting new arrival, the top six places in the line of succession remain the same – with Prince Charles next in line to inherit the throne, followed by Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince Harry.

What's more, as Baby Sussex is seventh in line to the throne, he will never have to ask the monarch's permission to marry.

The Royal Marriages Act 1772 was originally put in place to prevent Royals from marrying people below their class – but nowadays, it only applies to the top six people in the line of succession.


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In more Royal Baby news, here's everything Frogmore Cottage has in store for Baby Sussex – including a "gender-free" nursery and baby yoga studio.

Plus these are all the aristocrats and A-listers in the running for Baby Sussex godparent roles.

And Prince Harry will still go to the Netherlands on Thursday – just three days after the birth of his first baby.

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