TWINS: What happened to Royal Succession?

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during their Royal Visit to Canada in September 2016
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pictured with Prince George and Princess Charlotte during their Royal Visit to Canada in September 2016

Could Kate Middleton have twins? What happens to royal succession if the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William ever had twins – and how it would affect Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Prince George
Prince George

Kate Middleton is pregnant for the third time.

Since Kate Middleton announced her pregnancy there’s been a lot of speculation about when her due date is.

Fans are desperate for news to find out how pregnant the Duchess of Cambridge is as anticipation mounts to meet her third child.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte joked with their parents in the centre of the Buckingham Palace balcony as the rest of the royal family looked on
Prince George and Princess Charlotte joked with their parents in the centre of the Buckingham Palace balcony as the rest of the royal family looked on

It’s hardly surprising that the public are interested in Prince William and the Duchess’ life, and ever since she married William in 2011 and had children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, everyone is obsessed with finding out more about their family secrets.

And there’s been a lot of speculation, with some fans questioning whether Kate could be pregnant with twins.

Princess Charlotte Handshake Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Princess Charlotte Handshake Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

While there’s nothing to suggest Kate is expecting more than one baby and twins don’t appear to run in either family, it has led to questions over what would happen to the royal succession to the throne.

The rules were changed so that gender is no longer an overriding factor, meaning Princess Charlotte will not see her position slip if the new baby is a boy.

This means Prince George would still be third in line, followed by Princess Charlotte.
The new baby would be fourth.

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Photo (C) GETTY

Until as recently as 2012, if a royal had twins and they were a boy and a girl, it would be the boy who automatically got to wear the crown.

But now, if Kate ever had twins and had a girl and a boy, it would be the first-born who succeeds, regardless of gender.

Kate recently delighted fans when she stepped out for the first time since announcing her pregnancy, revealing her baby bump in a blue Alice Temperley dress.

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive at Victoria Airport ahead of their Royal Tour of Canada and Yukon on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
VICTORIA, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive at Victoria Airport ahead of their Royal Tour of Canada and Yukon on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Source: OK CO UK

Tags: Princess Charlotte, Prince William, Prince Charles, Prince George, Twins

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