Meghan and Prince Harry’s future baby could become a U.S. President, according to bizarre law
Could a British Prince of the Blood become President of the United States of America?
For the first time in history, a British Prince or Princess will have an American mother and can claim the American citizenship by right, reported PopCulture.com, on October 21, 2018.
Since Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced that they were expecting their first child, people have been speculating about the baby's future citizenship.
The baby will be born British, of course, and will be seventh in line to the British throne, but could he or she also run for President?
"The Supreme Court has long recognized that two particularly useful sources in understanding constitutional terms are British common law and enactments of the First Congress. Both confirm that the original meaning of the phrase 'natural born Citizen' includes persons born abroad who are citizens from birth based on the citizenship of a parent."
A PRINCE IN THE OVAL OFFICE?
According to the constitution of the United States, a man or a woman born to a citizen can run for office, and since the Duchess was born Meghan Markle, an American citizen and will still be one at the time of the birth, the tiny Royal can claim his or her mother's citizenship.
The baby will have a dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship. Curiously enough, a member of the British Royal Family are forbidden to take part in any political activity in their own country, but would the ban extend to a foreign country?
THE ROYAL FAMILY DOES NOT VOTE
Even though Britain is a Constitutional Monarchy and one of the oldest functional democracies in the world, the Royal Family does not vote. Not because there is any specific law denying them that right, but because it is considered “unconstitutional” for them to do so.
STAYING NEUTRAL ON THE BRITISH POLITICAL ARENA
Since the Royal Family is expected to carry out diplomatic missions in which they represent the Queen, they must not express personal views or opinions on political or potential controversial subjects, but what will happen if the Queen's American greatgrandchild decides to run for office in the United States?
PRINCE AND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?
The last time a member of the British Royal Family ruled on American soil was in 1775, when the original 13 colonies rebelled against the British Empire and the rule of King Georg III and initiated the American War of Independence.
It would be ironic if over 250 years later, one of King Georg III's descendants could run for, and possibly win, the highest office in the United States of America.
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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS REPRESENTING THE QUEEN IN AUSTRALIA
All through the excitement of the announcement of the Duchess Meghan's pregnancy, the Royal couple has been busily touring Australia, after opening the Invictus Games in Sydney.issue
The Duchess, even though she is now in her second trimester, has been tireless, but Kensington Palace has issued a statement explaining that the Duke and Duchess had decided to cut back on the Duchess's schedule.
Nonetheless, the Duchess was present on the trip to Fraser Island and looked radiant. The Royal couple will soon be heading out on the last leg of their tour, which is to be on the paradisiacal Fiji Islands, where the pregnant Duchess may have a chance to take some R&R time for herself and her devoted Prince.