With Kate Middleton in labor at the private Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, people around the world are waiting in anticipation for the Palace to officially announce the birth of the new heir to the throne. In the meantime, many are wondering where the newborn will fall in the royal line of succession to the British throne. Once Palace officials announce the birth of the new heir, through a proclamation hung outside of Buckingham Palace, the child will take its place among those eligible to succeed to the United Kingdom’s throne as the third in line. As a result, several of the immediate successors will move further down the list.
Take a look at how the child will affect the royal line of succession here: