England Royal Hierarchy

England is a country which follows Monarchy governance and consists of a comprehensive division of power which can be termed as England royal hierarchy.  This basically means that in England, there is an order of royal governance or power which can be thought of as a pyramid, where the topmost level is the highest ranking royal followed by others. This hierarchical system can be divided for males and females.  To help you understand the English royal hierarchy better, the following information has been provided.

Hierarchy for male members of the England royal family:

The following is a detailed order of precedence for all the male individuals of the royal family of England:

  • The  Sovereign-The Sovereign can be a male or a female
  • The Duke of Cornwall and Rothesay– This position or title goes to the son of the Sovereign.
  • Younger son of the Sovereign
  • The grandson of the Sovereign
  • The brother of the Sovereign
  • The uncle of the Sovereign– This title goes to the brother of the Sovereign’s parents.
  • Nephews of the Sovereign-This title goes to the sons of the sovereigns’ brothers and sisters.
  • The cousins of the Sovereign-This title goes to the sons of the sisters and the brothers of the Sovereign’s parents.

Hierarchy for female members of the England royal family:

The following is a detailed order of the precedence for all the female individuals for the royal family of England:

  • The Queen– This can be the queen regnant or Consort
  • Queens Dowager
  • The Duchess of Cornwall and of Rothesay– This title goes to the wife of the Sovereign’s eldest son
  • Wives of younger sons of the Sovereign
  • The daughters of the Sovereign
  • Sovereign’s grandsons wives
  • The granddaughters of the Sovereign
  • Sovereign’s brother’s wives
  • The sisters of the sovereign
  • Sovereign’s uncles wives
  • The aunts of the Sovereign
  • Wives of the nephews of the sovereign
  • The nieces of the Sovereign
  • Wives of the cousins of the Sovereign
  • Cousins of the sovereign

Officers of State

The following is the hierarchy of the officers of the state:

  • The Archbishop of Canterbury-Highest in precedence in the royal family
  • Lord  Chancellor
  • Archbishop of York
  • Archbishop of Wales
  • Prime minister-the first lord of the treasury
  • Lord president of the Privy Council
  • Speaker of the house of commons
  • Lord speaker of the House of Lords
  • President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
  • Lord privy seal
  • Lord Great Chamberlain
  • Earl Marshall
  • Lord Steward
  • Lord Chamberlain