7 Ways Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby made Royal HistoryYWG - Mar 2020
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed a healthy baby boy on May 6th, 2019. The History of Britain’s royal family when it comes to royal babies, have always been the same but it seems like Meghan and Prince Harry decided to make their very own traditions when it came to their baby boy. Here’s how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal baby stands out from the other royal babies who already live in the palace nurseries.
The Baby is entitled for a U.S. Citizenship
This isn’t the first time American Ancestry has somehow found its way to the British royal family’s. Both were somehow intertwined, and it has been that way for a while now, Like when Prince Edward VIII decided to abdicate the throne to marry American Divorcee, Wallis Simpson back in 1937. At the moment, the royal baby meets the requirement for the U.S. Citizenship because his mother is married American Women who has lived in the states for more than five years. It remains to be seen whether the little Royal Baby will become a neutralized American citizen or not.
He is of Mixed Race
Back in 2015, Meghan Markle opened up about her mixed-race background. She said in an interview with Elle, that while her mixed Heritage might have created a grey area surrounding her self-confidence, she has come to embrace that. she wrote. "To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman." Her child is noq a clear representative of the growing mixed-race population in the UK. He also happens to be the first mixed race heir since the 1800s, ever since Queen Charlotte’s children.
He didn't appear in public right away
Meghan Markle had a more private way of presenting her baby child to the public. Recent Traditions of the British royal babies had their mothers presenting the babies to the public almost immediately after birth. Kate Middleton for instance, presented baby Louis right in front of the steps of the hospital about seven hours after his birth. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opted for a more private birth, much as Queen Elizabeth II who had all four of her children at home.
The Announcement of his birth debuted on Instagram
Since we live in the digital age, the son of the duke and duchess of Sussex had a very different and much more public way of announcement of his birth. Palace spokespeople were at first deigned to release the news using official statements, or, in the case of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, on Twitter. Marking the height of the digital age, this royal birth was the very first one which had its announcement on Instagram.
He's the first royal baby to live in Frogmore Cottageï»¿
Frogmore Cottage is a garden home that’s located on the ground of Windsor and it has more than 200 years of History. Even though it has a lot of history, it’s worth noting that no heir ever grown up there. In the early 1800’s, Queen Charlotte and some of her unmarried adult children live there. For a while, it also housed the attendant of Queen Victoria, Abdul Karim. Fast forward to 2018 when Queen Elizabeth II gifted this cottage to her grandson and his new Bride. Fast forward to 2018, when Queen Elizabeth II gifted the property to her grandson and his new bride. Until very recently, some estate workers lived there in divided units, it has been recently restored and converted into a family home.
The line of succession has a new branch
The moment this royal baby was born, a brand-new line of succession was also born. He’s now the seventh in line for the throne behind his dad. Before him, there’s Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and prince Louis. The youngest Windsor bumped Prince Andrew and his two daughter Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie down a level as well. The ones in the top six happen to matter so much because they have to seek permission and approval from the current monarch to marry if they still want to remain in line for the throne.
The family could pick an unexpected (or no) title.
According to some letters from King George in 1917, the new royal baby will not go by the title of “Prince”. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal baby could instead go by a variety of other titles like Lord Mountbatten-Windsor or Earl of Dumbarton; his father’s other title that’s used in Scotland. There’s also another option of no title at all. For instance, Princess Anne decided to decline ‘Her Royal Highness” title so she can give her children the chance to live a more normal life.