PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 04:00, Thu, Oct 1, 2020
Being the youngest or oldest child can have great significance, especially in the Royal Family. Speaking to Express.co.uk, psychology and research scientist Dr Sam Wass explained the possible traits of second born siblings. How does this affect royals like Princess Anne?
Being the oldest, youngest or middle born child may not seem important but it can have a great impact on someone's personality.
This is particularly important with members of the Royal Family, the expert suggested.
Dr Sam said: "With royals it really does make a big difference where you are born in the family.
"It used to make a big difference where you are born in a family back in the time when the older child inherited all the wealth of the family."
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The royal line of succession means where a family member is born compared to their siblings can affect their position in the line to the throne.
In research carried out ahead of the release of the Disney+ film Secret Society of Second Born Royals, 45 percent of Britons believed the second born or middle child has more patience.
The expert added: "Patience was one of the big characteristics that second borns were likely to have as they have to wait longer for things to come through and for their lives to change."
The study by Dr Sam - which collected data from 2,000 UK adults - also found that the same