Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married last May to the delight of millions.
"A Royal Baby Making Royal History: Prince or Princess or Lord or Lady?" Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had no qualms about breaking tradition in what was hailed as the "Meghanization of the Monarchy" when they were wed on May 19, 2018. The couple is set to continue blazing an untraveled trail with the birth of their first child. Not since the arrival of Prince George in 2013 to Harry's older brother, Prince William, and Kate Middleton has a royal baby been so eagerly anticipated! American ancestry in the royal family is unprecedented. Will the child have a royal title? According to an edict issued in 1917 by King George V, only the oldest grandson (Prince George) of the heir apparent to the throne (Prince Charles) gets that privilege. The Queen made an exception to give siblings Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis royal titles. Will she do the same for Harry and Meghan's baby? How was the name for the baby chosen? Will Meghan renounce her American citizenship? (Historians note that keeping it would make the royal family eligible for a possible, though unlikely, IRS audit!) What position will the baby have in the line of succession to the throne? And why should any of this matter to us? Please join us for what should prove to be an interesting and entertaining evening at the Homewood Public Library as we attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding royal births. Niki Sepsas, who has been presenting travel and history programs at the library since 2015, will present a show focusing on the many ways that the birth of Harry and Meghan's child will help fuel the fascination that many Americans and millions around the world enjoy with Britain's royal family. The event is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 4. Admission is free, but anyone who would like to attend is asked to RSVP to the library since refreshments (including English tea, of course!) will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
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