Prince Harry reveals thoughts on becoming an American citizen

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Prince Harry has revealed his thoughts on becoming an American citizen now that he has lived in the US for several years.

The Duke of Sussex was interviewed for Good Morning America from Vancouver, Canada, the site of the next Invictus Games. During the interview, ABC’s Will Reeve asked the royal if he’d considered becoming an American citizen since his move to California.

“I have considered it, yeah,” Harry said, “It’s a thought that has crossed my mind but it’s not a high priority for me right now.”

The Duke was asked what would stop him from applying for American citizenship, to which he replied, “I have no idea.”

No laws in the United States or the United Kingdom prevent Harry from becoming a dual UK/US citizen. However, Harry would have to renounce his royal titles to become American; the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS) requires anyone holding a royal or noble title to renounce it when taking the Oath of Allegiance.

The USIC says: “Any applicant who has any titles of heredity or positions of nobility in any foreign state must renounce the title or the position. The applicant must expressly renounce the title in a public ceremony and USCIS must record the renunciation as part of the proceedings.”

Harry laughed when Reeve asked him if he felt American, saying, “No. I don’t know how I feel.”

Prince Harry also spoke about his father’s cancer diagnosis. He said the King called him to give him the news, and Harry knew he needed to travel to London: “I love my family, the fact I could jump on a plane and see him and spend any time with him. I’m grateful for that.”

He would not reveal what his outlook was on King Charles’s illness, stating: “That stays between me and him.”

Prince Harry also revealed that his children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet “are great. They are growing up like all kids do – very, very fast. They’ve both got an incredibly good sense of humour and make us laugh and keep us grounded every single day like most kids do. I’m just very grateful to be a dad.”

Next year, Vancouver and Whistler will host the first-ever winter Invictus Games, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the western Canadian site to see where the games will be held next year. They gave Good Morning America exclusive access to their tour, which is when Harry gave the short interview.

Prince Harry said he’s looking forward to hopefully “epic games” in 2025.

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Brittani Barger
Brittani is from the United States and has been researching, writing and reporting on the royals for over a decade. Successfully gaining exclusives and interviews with royals across the globe, Brittani left her role as an editor for another news site to help bring you Royal News. She's been seen on BBC World, WION News and other news programs to discuss the royal families.

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