Royal Baby: Long List of Those in Line to Throne to Get Makeover

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(LONDON) — With the second child of Kate Middleton and Prince William on the way, what this means for the royal line of succession is the new baby will be fourth in line to the throne — behind Prince Charles, William and Prince George.

The top 10 are pretty well known, with Prince Andrew and Prince Edward — and their families — close to the top.

But as you scroll down the royal line, there’s still family connected to King George V, but down in the late 40’s or early 50’s — namely Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy and her family.

Alexandra, 78, who is the youngest granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary, was 44 to 48 in the royal line — different lists have her in different spots — before the new baby. She and the rest of her family will all move down one spot after the new addition for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Behind Alexandra is her son James Ogilvy, who is joined down the list by his two children Alexander Ogilvy and Flora Ogilvy. When James, 51, was born in 1964, he was 13th on the list and is the godson of Queen Elizabeth II.

Even though James is close to 50th on the list as of the royal birth, he’s a successful publisher, launching Luxury Briefing magazine in the late 1990s. His magazine “charts luxury news from around the world, features key people and tackles issues relating to the industry. Our informed commentators and curators of content, such as Faith Hope Consolo, Georgia Fendley and Keith Wilson, give their unique perspectives in monthly columns, providing thought leadership on topics of interest,” according to the magazine’s website.

There’s more to know about Alexandra too. Before she married Sir Angus Ogilvy, she was Princess Alexandra of Kent.

Alexandra “is the second child and only daughter of the late Duke and Duchess of Ken,” according to the official website of the British Monarchy.

“Much of Her Royal Highness’s childhood was spent at the Duke and Duchess of Kent’s country home, Coppins, in Buckinghamshire,” it adds.


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