The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy under the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II (95 years). She ascended to power in 1952, following the death of her father. She also reigns over 15 Commonwealth states including Jamaica, Canada and Australia.
She was born in 1926 in London as the first child of her parents. Her father ascended to power in 1936. In 1947, she married Philip, a former prince of Greece and Denmark. They together had four children; Charles the prince of wales, Anne, Andrew and Edward. Prince Philip died in 2021 at the age of 99, after 73 years of marriage.
The late Prince Philip. (Courtesy)
Who will succeed the Queen?
According to the Law, the crown is inherited by Queen's or Kings first born. Apparently, the first born is Prince Charles. This is to say that he's the first in the line of succession. He's the one to inherit the throne and become the King.
Charles, prince of Wales.
The 72 year old was born in 1948, in London. He has been the heir since 1952. He has two sons, Prince William and prince Harry.
Prince Harry and his family.
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