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The new prince is second in the line of succession to the Bhutan throne. If the child had been a girl, however, she could be displaced by a future younger brother. The British royals followed similar rules until the 2013 Succession to the Crown Act, which made birth order, not gender, the determining factor for the next heir to the throne. It made its first impact when Prince Louis was born in 2018, as Princess Charlotte did not lose her place as fourth in line to the throne.
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