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Long wait before he gets the throne

The birth of the royal baby boy means that three direct-descendant heirs are alive during a British monarch’s reign for the first time since 1894

Written by Press Trust Of India | London | Published: July 24, 2013 1:42 am

The birth of the royal baby boy means that three direct-descendant heirs are alive during a British monarch’s reign for the first time since 1894.

The newborn is third in line to the royal throne after grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William.

And if he lives to the Queen Elizabeth II’s current age of 87,he could well be on the throne in 2100 — as Britain’s first monarch of the 22nd century,The Sun reported.

Baby Cambridge’s place in the line of succession was assured irrespective of gender because of changes to royal rules this year. The Succession to the Crown Act,given royal assent on April 25,means first-born daughters will no longer be snubbed in favour of younger sons.

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