List of current British princes and princesses

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This is a list of living British royal family members who, through royal descent or marriage, currently hold the rank of British prince or British princess.

By descent[edit]

# Images Names Ages Connections to Elizabeth II Spouses
1 Charles, Prince of Wales at COP21.jpg Charles, Prince of Wales 72 Son Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
2 Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge visits Sweden 02 (cropped 2).jpg Prince William, Duke of Cambridge 39 Grandson Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
3 Prince George of Cambridge in 2019 (cropped).jpg Prince George of Cambridge 8 Great-grandson N/A
4 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge in 2019 (cropped).jpg Princess Charlotte of Cambridge 6 Great-granddaughter
5 Prince Louis of Cambridge 2019.jpg Prince Louis of Cambridge 3 Great-grandson
6 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 2020 cropped 02.jpg Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 37 Grandson Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
9 The Duke of York in Belfast (cropped).jpg Prince Andrew, Duke of York 61 Son N/A
10 Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York 2018 (01).jpg Princess Beatrice 33 Granddaughter Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
11 Princess Eugenie, 2017.jpg Princess Eugenie 31 Jack Brooksbank
13 Prince Edward February 2015.jpg Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex 57 Son Sophie, Countess of Wessex
14 James, Viscount Severn 2016 (cropped).jpg James, Viscount Severn[a] 13 Grandson N/A
15 Lady Louise, 2017.jpg Lady Louise Windsor[b] 17 Granddaughter
16 Princess Anne October 2015.jpg Anne, Princess Royal 71 Daughter Timothy Laurence
30 The Duke of Gloucester in 2008 cropped2.jpg Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester 77 Cousin Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester
40 The Duke of Kent (cropped).jpg Prince Edward, Duke of Kent 85 Katharine, Duchess of Kent
51 HRH Prince Michael of Kent 59 Allan Warren.jpg Prince Michael of Kent 79 Princess Michael of Kent
56 HRH The Princess Alexandra 04 25 10.png Princess Alexandra 84
(died 2004)

By marriage[edit]

Women can become princesses by marriage, but can only use the princess title if their husband is the Prince of Wales (e.g. Diana, Princess of Wales) or if they take their husband's full name (e.g. Princess Michael of Kent). Men cannot become princes by marriage.[2][3]

Year of marriage Image Name Age Spouse
2018 Meghan Markle - 2018 (cropped).jpg Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 40 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
2011 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in 2019.jpg Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge 39 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
2005 The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with Their Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on November 08, 2017 (1) (cropped 2).jpg Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall[c] 74 Charles, Prince of Wales
1999 Sophie, grevinna av Wessex.jpg Sophie, Countess of Wessex 56 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
1978 HRH Princess Michael of Kent Allan Warren.jpg Princess Michael of Kent 76 Prince Michael of Kent
1972 Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester 2015.jpg Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester 75 Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
1961 The Duchess of Kent with koala (cropped).jpg Katharine, Duchess of Kent 88 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although James is a British prince, his parents did not give him the prince title in order for him to avoid some of the burdens of royal titles.[1]
  2. ^ Although Louise is a British princess, her parents did not give her the princess title in order for her to avoid some of the burdens of royal titles.[1]
  3. ^ In 2005, when Camilla married the Prince of Wales, she declined the Princess of Wales title out of respect for Diana, who had died eight years prior.[4]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Royal Family tree and line of succession". BBC. September 4, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Why Is Prince Philip Not 'King Philip'? The Real Reason". Reader's Digest. March 19, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Who Is Princess Michael of Kent". Town & Country. July 30, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "Here's Why Camilla Won't Be Called 'Queen' When Prince Charles Is King". Glamour. March 2, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2021.