Everything you need to know about Harry and Meghan’s first child

The royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, has been born and we have all the royal details for you!

So when was the baby born?

Prince Harry had first announced that Meghan had given birth to their first child on May 6, 2019.

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He weighed in at 7 pounds and 3 ounces — and the sex was a surprise for the couple along with public as they had decided to wait to find out what they were having.

Meghan gave birth allegedly at the couple’s cottage in Windsor, Frogmore House, due to privacy reasons — and understandably so.

After the birth, Harry appeared outside their cottage to speak with TV cameras and reveal the news about their newest addition to the family.

Interestingly enough, Meghan is not the only royal to give birth at home.

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The Queen herself in fact gave birth to all four of her children at home as well.

So the question that has been on everyone’s mind: will the baby become a prince?

Well, maybe? Technically no – but it is ultimately up to the Queen.

In 2012, the Queen brought in new rules for Prince William so that all of his children would be princes and princesses.

Prior to that, only the eldest son of the eldest son was given the honor — which was King George V’s idea back in 1917 to limit titles within the royal family.

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As of now, Prince Harry and Meghan’s children will not get those titles — unless the Queen makes an exception or two.

Would it be possible for Harry and Meghan to reject a title? While it is not a popular option, it has happened before.

When Princess Anne, the Queen’s daughter, was offered royal titles for her children – Peter and Zara – she turned them down as she desired for her children to have normal lives.

“My parents didn’t give us titles, so we’ve been able to have a slightly more normal upbringing. As soon as you’ve got a title, it’s very difficult to shed it.” Zara Tindall shared with the Times.

So while Prince Harry and Meghan could potentially do the same in the future.

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But could baby Archie become King one day?

In theory, yes — but it should be noted there are already six royals ahead of him in the queue.

Archie is seventh in line for the throne — just behind his dad.

So is the baby a US citizen? Technically yes as Meghan is still a US citizen.

Any American who has resided in the US for five years automatically passes on their citizenship to their offspring.

And as her child has been born outside the US, Meghan will have to register the birth with the American embassy in London.

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Prince Harry, who is British, so baby Archie would have dual citizenship.

Meghan is slated to apply for UK citizenship but that process takes time as she needs to reside in the UK for at least five years.

Once she is a UK citizen — the duchess could then renounce her US citizenship but her child would have to wait until he was at least 16.

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