Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently welcomed their first daughter together. And at just five days old, she’s already made history. How? Because she is the first American-born great-grandchild of the queen.
ICYMI: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl named Lili, on Friday. The couple broke the exciting family news on Sunday in a lengthy statement on their Archewell website.
Part of the message read: “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.”
Yup, unlike her older brother and the rest of her cousins, baby Lili was born in the United States, specifically California. This means she is the first of Queen Elizabeth’s great-grandchildren to be born outside of the U.K. However, as Tatler points out, the newborn isn’t the first American-born heir in the current line of succession. Per the outlet, the first to hold that honor in the family is Maud Windsor, who is 51st in line.
And that’s not all. Prior to the baby’s birth, during her interview on the Royally Obsessed podcast, royal expert and founder of Beaumont Etiquette Myka Meier revealed that this also means she could one day be president.
She explained: “This time, it will be an American-born baby, which is very different from [Archie]. It also means that this baby technically could become president one day.”
Who knew a five-day-old could wield so much potential power?
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