Just when you thought you’d heard it all regarding the royals, there comes a theory so delightful, we couldn’t help but share.
The theory: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry could have kids who would be able to run for president of the United States and be in line for the British monarchy. Yep, it could happen. But of course, there are a couple (er, a lot) of caveats, so bear with us.
Markle, an American citizen (she was born in L.A.), will become a British citizen after she marries Prince Harry, but they’re not sure whether she’ll maintain dual citizenship just yet, Kensington Palace confirmed to CNN. Her other option would be to denounce her American citizenship (usually in order to avoid paying U.S. income taxes...yuck). However, if she doesn’t denounce her American citizenship, her kids could technically also have dual citizenship (although the Brits could ultimately decide against it).
Let’s just imagine, though, that the royal offspring do maintain their mother’s American citizenship. In that case, they could technically run for president. Even though our Constitution says “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States...shall be eligible to the Office of President,” the Harvard Law Review states that “the original meaning of the phrase ‘natural born Citizen’includes persons born abroad who are citizens from birth based on the citizenship of a parent.” (We know, it’s a stretch.)
But the tiny inkling of a possibility that the future child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could one day be the leader of the free world? Hey, a girl can bloody well dream.