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Meet Kate Middleton's In-Laws: A Royal Family Tree

With her marriage, Kate Middleton becomes the wife of the second in line to the British throne — Prince William, the grandson of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth. Here's a look at Queen Elizabeth's family and where the family members stand in the line of succession. (Roll over leaves for more details.)


If you're having trouble following the order, remember that, under the current British system, men take precedence over women, even their older sisters, and that when someone in line has a child, that bumps everyone below that person down.



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