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26 September 2020 14:34

The Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward , 56, is currently 11th in line to the British throne.

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top Royal stories again. The Queen's youngest son Prince Edward, 56, is currently 11th in line to the British throne. Edward, who holds the title of Earl of Wessex, has two children with Sophie, Countess of Wessex; Lady Louise Windsor, 16, and James, Viscount Severn, 12.

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His daughter is 13th in line, while James currently sits in 12th place. However, the Wessexes are due to drop in the line of succession early next year. On Friday, September 25, Princess Eugenie, 30, announced she was expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank, 34. The Princess posted a photo of two tiny, furry slippers on her Instagram, writing: "Jack and I are so excited for early 2021." A post from Buckingham Palace's account on Twitter confirmed the news and added the Queen and Prince Philip are "delighted". READ MORE: Prince Charles title: Why Prince Edward could lose title to Charles