Will Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Newborn Daughter Lilibet Receive Dual Citizenship?

will prince harry meghan markles daughter lilibet receive dual citizenship
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Jun. 7 2021, Published 10:37 a.m. ET

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According to reports, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's newborn daughter, Lilibet, will have both U.S. and U.K. citizenship, just like their 2-year-old son Archie.

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Though Lilibet wasn't born in England like her big brother, she will still receive British citizenship since her dad is a citizen of the country.

The happy parents welcomed their second child on June 4, but didn't reveal the news until two days later.

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"It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world," a statement on their Archewell website announced. "Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA."

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"She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home," the message continued. "Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."

The official statement was followed by a personal note from the couple.

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"On June 4th, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili. 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 pair said. "Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."

The post concluded by asking supporters to donate to charity instead of sending them gifts.

"For those inquiring on sending gifts, we would ask that you support or learn more about these organizations working for women and girls: Girls Inc., Harvest Home, CAMFED or Myna Mahila Foundation," the message stated. "While the Duke and Duchess are on parental leave, Archewell will continue to do important work and publish stories on the site. We look forward to seeing you!"

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