The newest member of the British royal family was born on American soil, so is she a U.K. citizen? Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor’s citizenship isn’t as complicated as one might think.
Sources exclusively confirm to Us Weekly that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s newborn daughter Lili will have dual American and British citizenship. Big brother Archie, 2, was born in England but lives in America with his parents, and he has the same dual citizenship.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, still has his British citizenship. The former actress, 39, is an American citizen and will not have dual citizenship. She failed to spend the required three years abroad in order to receive her U.K. passport.
Lilibet was born on Friday, June 4, in Santa Barbara, California, and her parents officially announced her arrival two days later. “She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe,” the couple said in a statement. “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
While she was named after a couple of very famous British royals, her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and late grandmother Princess Diana, Lili doesn’t have a royal title. Both Lili and Archie aren’t expected to have titles until Prince Charles takes the throne. Even then, the monarch might want to keep a tight hold on the labels.
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