Albert was crowned King George VI, and he married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Elizabeth). They had two children, Elizabeth and Margaret. When George died in 1952, Elizabeth began her long and ongoing (as of 2019) tenure as Queen Elizabeth II. Her mother, Queen Elizabeth, became known as the Queen Mother. Elizabeth's sister, Princess Margaret, died in 2002.
In 1947, Elizabeth married Philip, Prince of Greece and Denmark, who was given the title Duke of Edinburgh. The couple had four children: Charles, who is first in line to the throne, Anne, Andrew and Edward.
In 1981, Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, who as Princess Diana became one of the most beloved members of the royal family of all time. The couple had two children, William and Harry.
Diana and Charles sensationally divorced in 1996 following infidelities on both parts. Charles had long been in a relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles. Upon their divorce, Diana was permitted to retain her title of Princess and had equal custody to her children.
At the age of 36, Diana died in a car crash in Paris, a tragedy which sent much of the world into mourning.
In 2005, Charles married Camilla, now the Duchess of Cornwall.
Diana and Charles' first-born, Prince William, is second in line to the throne. In 2011, he married Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, and they have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 means that younger males can no longer take the throne over their older female siblings (previously, daughters could only inherit the British throne if there were no living sons). This means that the three children are all in line to the throne after their father, respective of their birth order.
In 2018, Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, married American actress Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, and in 2019 they had a son, Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who is 7th in line to the throne.
Eighth in line to throne is Prince Andrew, who has long been embroiled in the controversial life of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in prison in 2019. Andrew's children with his ex wife Sarah Ferguson - Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie - hold the ninth and tenth places respectively.
The Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, is next in line, followed by his and his wife Sophie's children, James and Louise.
And then there's Queen Elizabeth's younger sister, Princess Anne, who is the 14th in line, followed by members of her family.
So will it ever be a case of Prince Charles taking the throne while his mother is alive?
Possibly. In his 2018 book Charles at Seventy, royal correspondent Robert Jobson says the Queen plans to abdicate in 2021, when she is 95.
"I understand the Queen has given the matter considerable thought and believes that, if she is still alive at 95, she will seriously consider passing the reign to Charles,” said Jobson.
“Her Majesty is mindful of her age and wants to make sure when the time comes, the transition of the Crown is seamless.”
Others tend to think that if she does abdicate it will be after her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, when she’ll be celebrating 70 years on the throne.