Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have been pitted against each other recently with their respective fans waging a brutal war on social media. While the British monarchy’s rules of succession are pretty strict that it’s inevitable that Prince William and Kate will become king and queen one day, Meghan fans can’t just give up yet on their wish for their favorite royal to become queen herself.

This is understandable since Meghan is pretty popular even among British subjects. In a recent survey by the polling site YouGov, the Duchess of Sussex was ranked as the sixth most popular royal with a 55-percent positive rating, not a bad rating at all for someone who is only a relatively recent addition to the royal family. Her ratings might even be considerably higher if the survey covered an international sample since she was already a very popular Hollywood celeb for her “Suits” role.

Unfortunately for Meghan and Prince Harry fans, the monarchy’s hierarchy is not based on popularity ratings. Now the question becomes, is there any chance for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to become king and queen of England at all?

In a gist, there will always be a chance, no matter how slim, for one to become the King of England as long as he is included in the British line of succession. At the moment, Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne. Should the Queen abdicate or die, Prince Charles (first in line) will become king, followed by Prince William, then his three children, George, Charlotte and Louis.

Given this scenario, one possible way for Meghan to become Prince Harry’s queen consort is if those who come before him — Princes Charles, William, George and Louis and Princess Charlotte — die for whatever reason. Of course the chances of that happening are pretty slim, considering that they are all very healthy and have access to the best medical care, as well as the best security service in the world.

But another, less brutal, scenario is if Prince William and his kids decide to abdicate for whatever reason. A similar case actually happened in 1936, when King Edward VIII, Queen Elizabeth II’s uncle, abdicated his kingship, paving for George VI’s ascension to the throne.

Meghan Markle Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, presents the Celebrating Excellence Award to Nathan Forster, a former soldier of the Army's Parachute Regiment, at the Endeavour Fund awards at Drapers' Hall on February 7, 2019, in London, England. Tolga Akmen -WPA Pool/Getty Images