On Friday (June 4), the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed the new addition to the family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s gave birth to a baby girl. As per reports she is likely to possess dual citizenship like her big brother Archie.
As the couple has stepped down as senior royals, the good news was shared through their own statement on the Archwell Foundation website rather than through the Royal Family official channel.
Why their children possess dual citizenship?
39-year-old Meghan is an American, as she was born in California, therefore, her children are automatically entitled to citizenship in the USA. The same goes for Harry, who was born in the UK and is a British citizen. Under British law, citizenship is passed down from one generation to another.
So, the children are eligible for dual citizenship.
Unlike, his sister, Meghan and Harry’s first baby Archie, was born in the UK, at the Portland Hospital in London. But possess the citizenship of both countries – the USA and the UK.
When the couple was married in 2018, it was announced that Meghan would become a British citizen, but the process took several years.
It appears that Meghan is still an American citizen as she voted in the presidential elections last year, making her the first member of the British family to do so.