Meghan Markle is planning to give birth to her second child with Prince Harry in the comfort of her own mansion in America, an insider claims.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, will welcome her second child to the Duke of Sussex, 36, in the summer, and is believed to be hoping to have a home birth at their beautiful $ 14.7 million Santa Barbara estate in Montecito, California. .
Speaking of Meghan’s birth plans, a source said Page six: “She has a beautiful home in California, it is a beautiful area to give birth to her daughter.”
If Meghan and Prince Harry’s baby is born in America, she will automatically be entitled to US citizenship and will have dual UK citizenship through her father. She can also run for president if she was born on American soil.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, (pictured with Archie and Prince Harry) is reportedly planning a home birth for her baby
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, will welcome her second child to the Duke of Sussex, 36, in the summer, and is believed to be hoping to have a home birth at their beautiful $ 14.7 million Santa Barbara estate in Montecito, California. (pictured)
The source also said Meghan initially planned to have a home birth for Archie, now 22 months old, but couldn’t because her son was a week late.
Instead of welcoming her child with an all-female midwife team at Frogmore Cottage, the mother was transferred to the private London hospital in Portland, where she gave birth to Archie on May 6, 2019.
The source explained, ‘Meghan’s plan was to have a home birth with Archie, but you know what they say about the best plans.’
Does an American-born child automatically receive US citizenship?
Any child born in the US will automatically receive US citizenship under the 14th amendment to the Constitution.
It states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to its jurisdiction are citizens of the United States and of the state in which they reside.”
The one exception applies to the ‘jurisdiction’ element, which means that children of diplomats and other licensed government officials from abroad do not receive US citizenship if they were born on US soil.
Anyone born in the US will receive citizenship for life unless they take action to give it up, such as taking an oath.
If Meghan and Prince Harry’s baby is born in the US, she is automatically entitled to US citizenship. She can also run for president if she was born on American soil.
The baby is also entitled to a UK passport through Harry.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment.
The couple revealed during their bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview earlier this month that their second child is a girl and will be born this summer.
Prince Harry joined his wife for the second half of the highly anticipated CBS interview to reveal the news and excitedly said to the chat show host, “It’s a girl.”
He said his first thought was’ great ‘when he heard they were having a girl, adding,’ Just thankful. It would have been great to have a child, one or two children.
‘But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean, what more could you want? Now we have our family, we have the four of us and our two dogs. ‘
While the couple gave no clue as to their daughter’s name, fans are already speculating that they will name her Diana, after Harry’s late mother.
Asked if they were ‘done’ with two kids, Harry said ‘done’ and Meghan said, ‘Two is it.’
The girl will not be entitled to be a HRH or a princess title at this stage due to rules set by George V over 100 years ago – but this is the same as what would have happened before they retired from higher functions. .
The baby has the right to be a lady, but Harry and Meghan will again choose to style their second-born a simple miss, with the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
Harry and Meghan first announced on Valentine’s Day that they are expecting a second child and said they were “overjoyed” about their pregnancy.
Their news echoed Princess Diana’s announcement of her own second child – Prince Harry – which went into the newspapers on Valentine’s Day in 1984.
A spokesman for the couple said at the time: ‘We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child. ‘
The married couple revealed during their bombshell Oprah interview (pictured) that their second child is a girl and will be born this summer
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released this photo on Valentine’s Day and announced that they are expecting a second child and say they were ‘over the moon’ about their pregnancy
The announcement came shortly after Meghan suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage last year.
Bookies are already starting to question what Archie’s sibling name would be, with Diana also coming first, ahead of Alexandra and Florence, Arabella and Elizabeth.
Bookmakers Ladbrokes had said at the time that the odds of Harry and Meghan calling their girl Diana were four to one.
The new Sussex baby comes eighth in line to the throne, after Prince Charles, Prince William, William’s three children George, Charlotte and Louis, Prince Harry and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Prince Harry kept his place in the line of succession despite his decision to give up royal life.
Prince Harry, Meghan and Archie left Britain for Canada in November 2019 before moving to America, meaning Archie hasn’t seen any of his British relatives since he was six months old.