To put it simply, to be the president, you have to be an American. To be American, you have to pledge your loyalty to America and revoke your status from your previous country. Simply put, you cannot be the president of the US AND a leader of another country. It's one or the other
@Finalh0pe, I️ think the point is that the child would be related to whoever is in power to Britain, so all of the power would be in the same family. Not just the same person.
@Finalh0pe, I'm pretty sure you have to be natural born
@Finalh0pe, while that’s true, certain countries (like Canada) do not recognize when you revoke your status. My mother revoked her Canadian status but was still recognized as a Canadian by the Canadian government.
@Finalh0pe, the requirements to be the President of the United States are found in Article II Section 1 of the Constitution.
"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
-Natural born US citizen
-35 years or older
-14 years+ residency in the US
@JDPhi, a child of Prince Harry and Megan Markle would potentially be eligible to be President. Her US citizenship would make her children qualify as natural born citizens, just like Ted Cruz (born in Canada) and John McCain (Panama).
@Finalh0pe, not to mention that even if she became queen, which she would not under British law, and was elected president at the same time, the president does not have the authority to gift America back to England.
@Steve the cat, yeah love how many people forget most of the power of the US lies not in the presidency but congress hence why Obama care didn't suddenly vanish once Trump took office
@Finalh0pe, Regarding "you cannot be the president of the US AND al leader of another country." NOT WITH THAT ATTITUDE YOU CAN'T!!!
@Finalh0pe, Yeah, but picture the scene: it’s a formal gathering of world leaders and guest are being announced. The Master of Ceremonies clears his throat and declares: “His Royal Highness, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British dominions beyond the Seas; King, defender of the faith, Emperor of India, President of The United States and leader of the free world!”
Ain’t no one gonna f**k with the guy who walks in after that announcement.
Although to do it justice, he’d really need to enter on the back of an American Eagle that’d been gene-spliced with a dinosaur to be the size of a small dragon.
@JDPhi, citizen yes, natural born, no. That would require being born on US soil or in a US military base of some sort
@Finalh0pe, oi mate, hold my beer
Y'all do know she has to revoke her American citizenship to marry Harry, and any children they have will be British because they will be born in Britain. So no, there is no way for their children to become an American president
You have to be "Natural Born" citizens, which means inside the country. Nice try tho
@CompleteSavage, gonna go ahead and say the word you're looking for here is "natural", not "nature"...
@merimar3, Nature has been corrected 🌳
@CompleteSavage, here to help! :D
@CompleteSavage, actually they would qualify as natural born. As long as they meet the residence requirements (live in the US for x amount of years before they're 18) they're the same kind of citizen as anyone who was born in the US.
Except there is something about royalty are excluded from that. Since the mother isn't technically royalty, she's an American, it would be curious to see how that would play out
@Oujosh29, part of the emoluments clause of the constitution is that government officials can't accept titles of nobility. That probably includes becoming royalty.
@Depressed Panda, wouldn't that mean if he was president he couldn't accept the English crown? That wouldn't stop him from becoming president.
@CompleteSavage, there's also the option of not being a natural born citizen but having been a full citizen for 30(?) years
@Oujosh29, true. I'm just saying he couldn't be both. Turns out whoever wrote the constitution didn't like royalty very much.
@CompleteSavage, "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
@CompleteSavage, yet if for some reasons she gives birth in the US....then that criteria is met
The problem with this is that William is the heir to the throne because he's first born. William would have to die before acquiring the throne for Harry to become king and have this plan work. And even then, William already has children so they might just jump it to them anyway if that's the case idk
@TriangleTesticles, the order goes William, then his wife, their kids, then Harry. So harry will only get it if William’s children die or can’t take the throne, kinda sucks but then again he doesn’t really seem like he wants to be king anyway (not a Simba I’d say)
@juicy steak, Close - his wife isn’t in the line of succession. So it’s Prince Charles, Prince William, each of William’s kids, then Harry - so he’s currently 5th in line.
For him to take the throne, his older brother and all of William’s children would have to die.
Dey took err jerbs!
I think you have to give up your title to be president. Like I'm pretty sure it was voted on in the 80's... 1780's.
Easy, just don't vote for him
The point here is you must be a natural born citizen to be president. As people already mentioned a lot of the details, I'll just say that to be one you have to (A) be born on US soil or territory, or (B) your mother is American and you're born outside the United States. Im not clear on the law in regards to residency, but last I heard, residence aren't eligible no matter how long they live in the US. So in this situation, Mrs. New Royal Family members I don't care about would be Americans regardless of their birth country, since momma is American and they could easily have the baby in the States.
This is assuming the current queen will be dead by then and I don't see any evidence of that happening.
This is all assuming there is an America when the kid is old enough to be President.
Idk if its true or not, but a while ago my mother was telling me he was giving up his Royal position for that so not even possible to begin with, without going into specifics of American citizen crap. But I don't even know the difference between thems royal folk so could have been another idk.
I know Americans won’t leave their country for relationships, but the man is a Prince, I would think a mere Actor would be ok with living in the UK. Better place to raise kids
The question would be if it’s a better option.