Feature: Who succeeds the Queen?

Date posted: 8 Mar 2016Author: STC Production: King Charles III

Determining the order of succession to the British throne is a matter of marriage, birth and religion.

Marriage is important, because children born "illegitimately" don't count (up until 2013, marrying a Roman Catholic was also grounds for disqualification). Birth is important, because it's all about being first (gender stopped being important in 2013 when male-preference primogeniture was dropped, though this was only applied to births after 2011). And religion is important, because while you can now marry a Roman Catholic, you definitely can't be one.

So, below is the family tree and order of succession of some legitimate Anglicans who totally make the cut.




This graphic is part of the King Charles III program, which also features:

  • notes from Artistic Director Andrew Upton and writer Mike Bartlett
  • a look at the Crown's relation to Parliament
  • biographies and photos of the cast and crew
  • photos of the production
  • and much more!

Pick one up at the theatre for only $10


King Charles III, 31 Mar – 30 Apr 2016, Roslyn Packer Theatre


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