Prince William becomes number 1 in line to the UK throne

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With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, announced this Thursday (8), her eldest son, now King Charles IIIassumes the throne of the United Kingdom.

In that case, the Prince William of Galleseldest son of the new monarch, takes first place in the line of succession.

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In the case of the English monarchy, the order of succession establishes which member of the Royal Family takes over when the current monarch dies or abdicates. It works in a hereditary way: the first in line, heir to the throne, is the firstborn son.

Learn more about the Duke of Cambridge, now next in the English line of succession:

History

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Prince William of Galles, whose real name is William Arthur Philip Louis, was born on June 21, 1982, in London, United Kingdom.

He is the eldest son of Prince Charles by lady Dianawho died in 1997 after being in a car accident in Paris.

The prince is married to Kate Middletonand with her he has 3 children: Prince George, born in 2013 and now second in the line of succession, Princess Charlotte, born in 2015 and third in the line of succession, and Prince Louis, born in 2018, fourth in the line of succession. succession.

In fifth and sixth place is, respectively, William’s brother, prince harry — who has abdicated his royal duties but remains in the line of succession — and his son with Megan MarkleArchie Harrison, born in 2018.

Functions

After completing his studies, from 2006 to 2013, William served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces, of which his late grandmother was commander.

In 2021, the Queen appointed him to a new role: Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

His role is to work to “maintain the relationship between the State and the Church”, says the official website of the royal family.

*Under supervision

Source: CNN Brasil

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