Prince Harry Considers US Citizenship, May Renounce Royal Title as Children Retain Titles

Prince Harry considering US citizenship, which would require renouncing his royal title, but his children may retain their titles due to a legal loophole. This significant shift in his relationship with the British monarchy has sparked intrigue and controversy.

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Prince Harry Considers US Citizenship, May Renounce Royal Title as Children Retain Titles

Prince Harry Considers US Citizenship, May Renounce Royal Title as Children Retain Titles

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is reportedly considering acquiring US citizenship, a move that would require him to renounce his royal title, according to immigration lawyer Gita Gorji. However, Gorji noted that Harry's children, Archie and Lilibet, may be able to retain their titles of nobility due to a legal loophole.

Gorji explained that while those who take the US Oath of Allegiance must renounce all inherited titles, there is nothing in the US Constitution that prevents natural-born US citizens, like Harry's children, from gaining titles of nobility without losing their US citizenship. This could potentially allow Archie and Lilibet to keep their royal titles even if Prince Harry decides to become a US citizen.

The decision to pursue US citizenship is a "long, gruelling process" for Harry, but Gorji believes there are clear benefits for him and his family in living in the United States. As a legal permanent resident (LPR) in the US, Harry would not have to renew his visa regularly, could live and work in the US without restrictions, and would have to file and pay US taxes annually.

Prince Harry has officially changed his primary residence to the United States, bidding a "final goodbye" to royal life in the UK. This comes after he endured the "last straw" with the royal family, which was reportedly the eviction from Frogmore Cottage in 2023. Harry is scheduled to return to the UK next month to speak at an event, but this is said to be his final farewell to his former homeland.

Why this matters: Prince Harry's potential decision to seek US citizenship and renounce his royal title marks a significant shift in his relationship with the British monarchy. The legal loophole that could allow his children to retain their titles adds an intriguing layer to the ongoing royal family dynamics.

The change in residency comes amid a legal battle over Harry's visa application, with a conservative think tank suing the Department of Homeland Security for access to the documents to determine if Harry lied about a history of drug use. Former President Trump has also weighed in, suggesting that if the basis of Harry's US residence included deception, "they'll have to take appropriate action."

Key Takeaways

  • Prince Harry is considering acquiring US citizenship, which may require renouncing his royal title.
  • His children Archie and Lilibet may retain royal titles due to legal loopholes.
  • Becoming a US citizen offers benefits for Harry and his family in the US.
  • Harry has officially changed his primary residence to the US, bidding farewell to the UK.
  • Harry's potential US citizenship faces legal scrutiny over past drug use claims.