Under common law, the Crown is inherited by a sovereign's children or by a childless sovereign's nearest collateral line. . Queen Elizabeth II is the sovereign, and her heir apparent is her eldest son, Charles, Prince of Wales. Next in line after him is Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales's elder son. The following is a simplified family tree of the English and British monarchs. For a more detailed chart see: English monarchs family tree ); and the British . Prince Charles is presently heir (next in line) to the British throne. He will not become king until his mother, Queen Elizabeth, abdicates (gives up the throne), retires or dies. When either of these happen, Prince Charles may abdicate and pass the throne to his eldest son Prince William. Jun 19, 2018 - Prince Harry, the sixth in line to the throne, will marry Meghan Markle at Windsor . Branch of the Family Tree: Oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. Apr 23, 2018 - In the British royal family today, the throne will pass from Queen Elizabeth II upon her death to her son Prince Charles. Next in line is Charles' eldest son (and Kate's husband), William, the current Duke of Cambridge. Apr 23, 2018 - The most famous family in Britain is notoriously a complicated one, with a few . However, the 2013 Succession to the Crown Act amended the . Apr 27, 2018 - Britain's Royal line of succession to the throne explained . here is the lineage within the Royal family of who can ascend to the throne. The Prince of Wales is the Queen's eldest son and first in line to the throne. She married former England rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011 and the couple had . Sep 4, 2017 - . for the U.K. monarchy will now look, in light of the new royal baby: . The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 solidifies Charlotte's place as . May 4, 2015 - Under the Succession to the Crown Act, princes no longer take . after taking a degree in English Literature and History of Art at Newcastle .