Queen Elizabeth II’s royal family tree, visualized: George V to Lilibet

The monarch’s parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Queen Elizabeth II had only one sibling, Princess Margaret. She was four years younger than the queen, and died in 2002 at 71 years old. About two months later, their mother Queen Elizabeth passed away at 101.

The queen’s antecedents

The queen’s and Princess Margaret’s father was King George VI, who used one of his middle names as his royal name — his full name was Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor. He ruled from 1936 to 1952, when he died after a lung operation. As his elder daughter, the queen inherited the throne from him when she was 25.

divorced

deceased

King

George V

King

Edward VIII

Queen

Mary

Wallis

Simpson

Queen

Elizabeth II

Prince

Philip

King

George VI

Queen

Elizabeth

Antony Armstrong-Jones

Princess

Margaret

Particia

Tuckwell

George

Marion

Stein

Princess Mary

Henry Lascelles

Angela Dowding

Gerald

Elizabeth Collingwood

Prince William

Prince

Henry

Princess

Alice

Prince Richard

Birgitte

van Deurs Henriksen

Prince

George

Katharine Worsley

Prince Edward

Princess Marina of Greece

Angus James Ogilvy

Princess Alexandra

Maria Christine von Reibnitz

Prince Michael

Prince

Jonh

divorced

deceased

King

George V

King

Edward VIII

Queen

Mary

Wallis

Simpson

Queen

Elizabeth II

Prince

Philip

King

George VI

Queen

Elizabeth

Antony Armstrong-Jones

Princess

Margaret

Particia

Tuckwell

George

Marion

Stein

Princess Mary

Henry Lascelles

Angela Dowding

Gerald

Elizabeth Collingwood

Prince William

Prince

Henry

Princess

Alice

Prince Richard

Birgitte

van Deurs Henriksen

Prince

George

Katharine Worsley

Prince Edward

Princess Marina of Greece

Angus James Ogilvy

Princess Alexandra

Prince Michael

Maria Christine von Reibnitz

Prince

John

divorced

deceased

King

George V

King

Edward VIII

Queen

Mary

Wallis

Simpson

Queen

Elizabeth II

Prince

Philip

King

George VI

Queen

Elizabeth

Antony Armstrong-Jones

Princess

Margaret

Particia

Tuckwell

George

Marion

Stein

Princess Mary

Henry Lascelles

Gerald

Angela Dowding

Elizabeth Collingwood

Prince William

Prince

Henry

Princess

Alice

Birgitte

van Deurs Henriksen

Prince Richard

Prince

George

Katharine Worsley

Prince Edward

Princess Marina of Greece

Angus James Ogilvy

Princess Alexandra

Maria Christine von Reibnitz

Prince Michael

Prince

John

divorced

deceased

King

George V

Queen

Mary

King

Edward VIII

Wallis

Simpson

King

George VI

Queen

Elizabeth

Princess Mary

Henry Lascelles

Prince

Henry

Princess

Alice

Prince

George

Princess Marina of Greece

Prince

John

Queen

Elizabeth II

Princess

Margaret

George

Gerald

Prince William

Prince Richard

Prince Edward

Princess Alexandra

Prince Michael

Prince

Philip

Antony Armstrong-Jones

Marion

Stein

Angela Dowding

Birgitte

van Deurs Henriksen

Katharine Worsley

Angus James Ogilvy

Maria Christine von Reibnitz

Particia

Tuckwell

Elizabeth Collingwood

Before King George VI’s reign, his brother King Edward VIII ruled for less than a year and was never crowned. He stepped down to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American woman, after realizing she would not have been acceptable as queen. In 1936, he abdicated the throne and any future children he might have had were excluded from the line of succession. King Edward VIII inherited the throne from his father King George V, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather.

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Out of the queen’s seven first cousins, four are still alive: Prince Richard, Prince Edward, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael.

The queen’s descendants

The queen had four children with Prince Philip: King Charles III, Princess Anne, The Duke of York, Andrew, and the Earl of Wessex, Edward, who are 58 to 73 years old. Together, they gave her eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

line of succession

Queen

Elizabeth II

deceased

divorced

2022

Prince

George

2

Princess

Diana

Prince

William

1

1997

Prince

Philip

Princess

Charlotte

3

2021

King

Charles III

Prince

Louis

4

Camilla, Queen Consort

Archie Harrison

Prince

Harry

5

6

7

Lilibet

Diana

Anne,

Princess Royal

Princess Beatrice

9

Andrew, Duke of York

8

Sienna

Elizabeth

10

Edward, Earl of Wessex

Note: Only the first 10 successors are included

in the line of succession.

line of succession

Queen

Elizabeth II

deceased

divorced

2022

Prince

George

2

Princess

Diana

Prince

William

1

1997

Prince

Philip

2021

3

Princess

Charlotte

King

Charles III

Prince

Louis

4

Camilla, Queen Consort

Archie Harrison

6

Prince

Harry

5

7

Lilibet

Diana

Princess

Anne

Princess Beatrice

9

10

Sienna

Elizabeth

Andrew, Duke of York

8

Edward, Earl of Wessex

Note: Only the first 10 successors are included in the

line of succession.

Queen

Elizabeth II

2022

divorced

deceased

line of succession

Prince

George

2

Princess

Diana

Prince

William

1

1997

Prince

Philip

3

Princess

Charlotte

2021

4

Prince

Louis

King

Charles III

Catherine

6

Archie Harrison

Camilla, Queen Consort

5

Prince

Harry

Meghan

7

Lilibet

Diana

Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence

Autumn Phillips

Savannah

Peter Phillips

Isla

Anne, Princess

Royal

Mia Grace

Zara

Tindall

Lena

Elizabeth

Captain Mark Phillips

Mike

Tindall

Lucas

Philip

Sienna

Elizabeth

10

Andrew, Duke of York

8

9

Princess Beatrice

Edoardo

Mapelli Mozzi

Princess

Eugenie

Sarah,

Duchess of

York

August

Philip

Jack

Brooksbank

Edward, Earl

of Wessex

Lady Louise

Windsor

James,

Viscount

Severn

Sophie,

Countess of

Wessex

Note: Only the first 10 successors are included in the line of succession.

divorced

deceased

line of succession

Queen

Elizabeth II

Prince

Philip

2021

2022

Princess

Diana

8

Andrew, Duke of York

1997

Camilla, Queen Consort

Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence

Anne, Princess Royal

Captain Mark Phillips

Sarah,

Duchess of

York

Edward,

Earl of

Wessex

Sophie,

Countess of

Wessex

King

Charles III

1

Prince

William

5

9

Prince

Harry

Autumn Phillips

Lady Louise

Windsor

James,

Viscount

Severn

Catherine

Meghan

Peter Phillips

Zara

Tindall

Mike

Tindall

Princess Beatrice

Edoardo

Mapelli

Mozzi

Princess

Eugenie

Jack

Brooksbank

10

2

4

6

7

Prince

Louis

Archie Harrison

Savannah

Isla

Mia Grace

Lena

Elizabeth

Lucas

Philip

Sienna

Elizabeth

August

Philip

Prince

George

3

Lilibet

Diana

Princess

Charlotte

Note: Only the first 10 successors are included in the line of succession.

Out of the 23 royals in King Charles III’s succession line, 13 of them are under the age of 15.

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At 73 years old, Charles III is the oldest British monarch to take the throne. Previously, William IV had been the oldest. He ascended to power in 1830 at 64 years old.

Photos from AP, Reuters, Getty Images and EPA-EFE/Shutterstock and the government of the United Kingdom.

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