As per the United Kingdom's constitutional monarchy system, when Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday afternoon, the crown was instantly passed on to her eldest son and heir, Charles.
A coronation, normally held at Westminster Abbey, will be scheduled later to officially crown Charles as king (Charles' wife, Camilla, is now the queen consort, according to the palace).
The announcement from Buckingham Palace announcing Elizabeth's death confirmed that Charles is now king. Prince William, Charles' eldest son, is now first in line to the throne and frequently
represents the monarchy alongside his wife, Kate. Prince George, William and Kate's 9-year-old elementary school pupil and second child, made his public debut at the Wimbledon finals this year,
continuing a longstanding royal tradition (after George, next in the line of succession are his two young siblings, Princess Charlotte, age 7, and Prince Louis, age 4). Prince Harry,
Charles and Diana's second son and Prince Williams younger brother is now fifth in line after William's children. He is 37 years old. After Harry and Meghan step down as senior working royals in 2020
their California-based children, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Lillibet Mountbatten-Markle, will take their places. Prince Andrew, the second son of Elizabeth, is next in line for the throne
after Charles' children and grandchildren. However, he stepped down from royal duties in 2019 due to a public outcry over his friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein
Earlier Thursday Buckingham Palace revealed that Elizabeth had been placed under medical supervision due to concerns about her health She passed away at Balmoral Castle her private estate in Scotland