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]

Place in line
of succession
Image Name Age Royal lineage Spouse
1 Duke of Cambridge (Chair of State) 2022 (crop2).jpg William, Prince of Wales 40 Son of Charles III Catherine Middleton
2 Prince George at Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022 - Platinum Pageant.jpg Prince George of Wales 9 Grandchild of Charles III
3 HRH Princess Charlotte of Cornwall and Cambridge in Queen's Platinum Jubilee.jpg Princess Charlotte of Wales 7
4 Prince Louis of Cambridge 2019.jpg Prince Louis of Wales 4
5 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 2020 cropped 02.jpg Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 38 Son of Charles III Meghan Markle
6 Badge of the House of Windsor.svg Archie Mountbatten-Windsor[a] 3 Grandchild of Charles III
7 Badge of the House of Windsor.svg Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor[a] 1
8 The Duke of York in Belfast (cropped).jpg Prince Andrew, Duke of York 62 Son of Elizabeth II
9 Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York 2018 (01).jpg Princess Beatrice, Mrs Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi 34 Granddaughter of Elizabeth II Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
11 Princess Eugenie, 2017.jpg Princess Eugenie, Mrs Jack Brooksbank 32 Jack Brooksbank
13 Prince Edward February 2015.jpg Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex 58 Son of Elizabeth II Sophie Rhys-Jones
14 James, Viscount Severn 2016 (cropped).jpg James, Viscount Severn[b] 15 Grandchild of Elizabeth II
15 Lady Louise, 2017.jpg Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor[c] 19
16 Princess Anne October 2015.jpg Anne, Princess Royal 72 Daughter of Elizabeth II Sir Timothy Laurence
30 The Duke of Gloucester (cropped).jpg Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester 78 Grandchild of George V Birgitte van Deurs Henriksen
40 The Duke of Kent (cropped).jpg Prince Edward, Duke of Kent 87 Katharine Worsley
51 HRH Prince Michael of Kent 59 Allan Warren.jpg Prince Michael of Kent 80 Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
56 HRH The Princess Alexandra 04 25 10.png Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy 86
(died 2004)

By marriage[edit]

The wife of a British prince becomes a British princess, but she cannot use the title before her own given name. She can use the princess title with her husband's given name (e.g. Princess Michael of Kent), while the wife of the Prince of Wales is styled as the Princess of Wales (e.g. Catherine, Princess of Wales). Men cannot become princes by marriage.[2][3][4]

Year of marriage Image Name Age Spouse
1961 Katharine, Duchess of Kent.JPG Katharine, Duchess of Kent 89 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
1972 Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester 2015.jpg Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester 76 Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
1978 HRH Princess Michael of Kent Allan Warren.jpg Princess Michael of Kent 78 Prince Michael of Kent
1999 Sophie, grevinna av Wessex.jpg Sophie, Countess of Wessex 58 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
2011 Catherine, Princess of Wales in 2022 (cropped).jpg Catherine, Princess of Wales 41 William, Prince of Wales
2018 Meghan Markle - 2018 (cropped).jpg Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 41 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Entitled to status under 1917 letters patent.
  2. ^ 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]
  3. ^ 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]

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. ^ Friel, Mikhaila. "Here's why Kate Middleton's official title won't include her first name until she's Queen". Insider. Retrieved 2022-11-01.