There’s another royal baby on the way, so understandably, fans have a lot of questions about the bundle of joy. For starters, many are wondering if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s baby will be a US citizen.

Of course, Harry is a UK citizen, but Meghan allegedly isn’t one quite yet. The Duchess of Sussex was born in the US and grew up in LA even though she was living in Canada and filming Suits when she first started dating Harry. It was previously revealed by the royal family that Meg would become a UK citizen after they said “I do,” in May, but at this point, it’s unknown if she’s yet applied since it typically could be a lengthy process.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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According to the US Travel Department, a baby born abroad to a married couple with one party a US citizen and another an alien will acquire US citizenship at birth if the US citizen parent (Meghan) has been “physically present in the US or one of its outlying possessions for five years prior to the person’s birth, at least two of which were after the age of fourteen.” It seems this applies to Meghan’s case!

If the 37-year-old doesn’t become a UK citizen (a family spokesperson said it’s “too early to say” if she’ll keep her US citizenship along with her UK citizenship), their future son or daughter could be the first member of the royal family to hold dual citizenship.

The couple previously announced they’re expecting their first baby together on Monday, Oct. 15. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,”
the message read. We can’t wait to meet their little one in a few months!

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