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The Family Weekly: A Historic Royal Baby Arriveth

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This Week in Family

A highly anticipated birth on Monday marks what is arguably the first biracial heir to the British Crown. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tried to keep the details of the pregnancy and delivery out of the public eye, but as the historian Carolyn Harris points out, the public has always had a fascination with the everyday lives of royalty. And this royal baby could also be a dual citizen of the U.S.

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