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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Baby Will Make History

Updated on April 27, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes articles about the royals.

Meghan Markle will give birth to her first baby any day now. The royals and the general public are looking forward to the arrival of the newest member into the Royal Family.

Kensington Palace issued a statement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen that the birth of their baby be private. Therefore, they will not stand on the steps of the hospital to show off their baby as has been a 40-year tradition.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby will make history in many ways when it is born in the Spring of 2019. Let us count the ways.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is six months pregnant
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is six months pregnant | Source

Meghan is scheduled to give birth in late April or early May. Either one of those times means that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have their first child before their first wedding anniversary. They got married on May 19, 2018.

The Duchess of Sussex has already made history herself. More history will be made when her baby is born.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Duke and Duchess of Sussex | Source

How Meghan Markle Made History

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, made history by dating, becoming engaged and marrying Prince Harry, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world who had dated several British women. However, Meghan is the only American he dated and married.

She is the only biracial woman he has been involved with. She is the only one older than he is. She is 37, and he is 34. Meghan had been married and divorced before Prince Harry became her second husband.

Besides all that, Meghan was an actress starring in the legal drama, Suits. She had worked years to get the acting job of her dreams, but she gave it up to marry Prince Harry.

With all those differences, one would never have imagined that the two would get married and are now expecting their first child. Harry said during their engagement interview in November 2017 that the stars were aligned for this to happen.

Meghan's Name

Meghan's name is making history in the United States. Since her marriage to Prince Harry, babies born in the United States are being named "Meghan." There has been a 49 percent increase, and the number is increasing more than any other girl's name.

Parents are spelling the name the same way that Meghan Markle spells her name. Other spellings that parents are ignoring include Megyn as in Megyn Kelly, Megan as Megan Fox and Meagan as in Meagan Good.

How Meghan Markle's Baby Will Make History

Meghan Markle's baby will be the first mixed race person in the Royal Family. It has been reported that the parents do not want the baby to have a royal title. Even if that is true, the child will still be the seventh in line to the throne behind Prince Harry. If Prince William and Kate Middleton have more children, the new baby will always be behind Prince Harry.

The birth of the baby will bump birth royals down the line. That includes Queen Elizabeth's own children.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first child will be the first Anglo-American baby in the Royal Family.

Other than being the first mixed race person among the royals, the child will be the first Anglo-American to be born into the British Royal Family. The ruling is that if a child is born to an overseas couple where one parent is an American, then the baby will be born with automatic dual citizenship.

Since the child will be so far down the line to the throne, it might never happen but for argument sake, let's say the child could be the King or Queen of England and the President of the United States because of dual citizenship. No other person shares that unique characteristic.

Meghan applied for British citizenship when she and Prince Harry became engaged in November 2017, but it takes several years for the application to be approved. Besides, she hasn't lived in the country the required two years. Meghan's first child will be a citizen of both countries, but citizenship of her future children will only be British because her own citizenship will be approved by then.

Meghan wants her first-born child to be aware of both its American and British heritage. That means celebrating American holidays such as Thanksgiving and Independence Day when they happen in both countries at different times of the year.

 Frimley Park Hospital
Frimley Park Hospital | Source

Other Firsts Expected

For the first time in a long time, a royal baby will not be born in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. The parents have decided that their baby will be delivered at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, England.

It will be more of a private and less chaotic event than if Meghan gives birth in London where Kate Middleton and Princess Diana gave birth. Besides Frimley Park Hospital is only about 20 minutes away from the couple's new home in Frogmore Cottage where they will be living when their baby is born.


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      2 years ago

      I really hope the Queen gives Pince Harry & Dutches Meghan's children the title of Prince of Princess ... Harry deserves that much...

      Also you can never tell what will happen.

      Queen Elizabeth's father was never suppose to be King !!!

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      2 years ago

      If you go way back in British history you will find she is not the first Bi racial person married into the Royal Family ,also they will have to wait to see if the Queen will offer the choice of the child being made Prince or Princess it is not automatic .

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      2 years ago

      Great read based on facts thanks

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      2 years ago

      All The Best To This Much In Royal Love Couple.

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      2 years ago

      She will make a cool mom and Harry will make and awesome dad for there first baby can't wait

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      Debi Wind 

      2 years ago

      Glad you shared this article. I enjoyed reading!

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks, Tim, for reading and commenting. I added the capsule about Meghan's name to get more words to my article. I am glad it was interesting enough for you to read it.

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      Tim Truzy 

      2 years ago from U.S.A.

      Excellent work, Margaret. I love reading your articles about these two fine individuals, Harry and Meghan. The firsts you mentioned were interesting and thought provoking. Personally, I've always had a fondness for the name Meghan, I'm glad to see it is becoming popular with the spelling I'm familiar with.

      Thanks again for a well written and well researched article.

      Much respect and admiration,


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      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Leland, yes, Meghan gave up her acting career when she got engaged to Prince Harry in November 2017. She worked really hard to become successful. At the time she gave up her career, she had a starring role on the legal drama "Suits."

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      Leland Johnson 

      2 years ago from Midland MI

      Margaret: These two seem like a genuinely happy couple and a good match. I just discovered Meghan was an actress back in the day. That was interesting. Good article!

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      Louise Powles 

      2 years ago from Norfolk, England

      I always take particular interest when there is a Royal baby. I'm glad that Harry has finally settled down. He will be a wonderful father. As will Meghan make a wonderful mother. =)


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