By Stacey Leasca
Updated: May 06, 2019
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first child on Monday, May 6. So far, we know the baby boy weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and that both mom and baby are doing well.

We also know the new royal baby will be a British citizen, and seventh in line for the throne. And, in case you were wondering, the baby will indeed be an American citizen, too.

The U.S. State Department explains that any baby born abroad to a U.S. citizen and a non-American automatically acquires U.S. citizenship at birth if the U.S. citizen parent has lived in the U.S. for five years prior to the baby’s birth, at least two of which were after the age of 14.

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People reported an American like Meghan can automatically their citizenship to their child. However, in order to do so, Meghan and Harry must report the baby’s birth to an American consulate and fill out the proper official documents to prove U.S. citizenship.

However, there is one thing that could throw a wrench in this baby’s dual-citizenship plan. Palace officials previously stated that Meghan has plans to become a U.K. citizen. However, what they do not know, is if she plans to keep her U.S. citizenship as well.

So long as she keeps her U.S. citizenship, he could be the proud owner of not one but two passports.

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