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5月18日号 英ヘンリー王子夫妻 第1子男児誕生

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take a good turn
(ここでは)良い結果になる
(Prince) Harry
ヘンリー王子の愛称
duchess
公爵夫人(後出 lord は公爵の子息)
buck ~
~に逆らう
decline
断る
newborn
新生児(の)(後出infantは乳児)
overjoy
大喜びする(後出 (be) over the moon も同意)
to die for
素晴らしい
sweet temperament
優しい気質
genuine
誠実な(後出boldは大胆な、braveは勇敢な)
Office for National Statistics
国家統計局
seventh in ... throne
英国王位継承順位7位
aristocratic title
(ここでは)王子の称号( aristocratic は貴族の。後出 Master は男児に対する一般敬称)
(be) eligible for ~
~の資格がある
dual citizenship
二重国籍
secluded
人目につかない

Royal Delight   

The love story between an American actress and a British royal took the best of all possible turns with the arrival of a healthy baby boy on May 6. The baby arrived less than a year after Prince Harry married Meghan Markle.

Meghan, 37, is now the Duchess of Sussex, but she still does things her own way: The couple bucked royal tradition by declining to say where the baby was born, informing people about the birth of their baby through Instagram, and choosing not to come out to pose with the newborn just hours after the birth.

An overjoyed Harry, 34, told the world, "This little thing is absolutely to die for. ... I'm just over the moon." The baby weighed 3.26 kilograms at birth and was born at 5:26 a.m.

Harry and Meghan introduced their son and revealed his name, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world on May 8. Meghan called Archie "a dream" who "has the sweetest temperament." Archie, a name of Germanic origin with meanings that include "genuine," "bold" and "brave," is an increasingly popular baby name in Britain. It was among the top 20 most common boy's names in 2017, according to the U.K.'s Office for National Statistics.

The infant is seventh in line to the British throne and is the eighth great-grandchild of 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II. Harry and Meghan did not choose an aristocratic title for their son. Though he is not a prince, he could have been given the title "Lord" before his first name. But instead he will simply be "Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor."

Meghan has brought something new and different to the royal family. She is an American with African roots who enjoyed a successful career in show business before joining the royal family. The child will be eligible for dual citizenship, but Harry and Meghan have not said whether they plan to apply for American status.

Harry and Meghan recently moved from central London to a secluded house known as Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle, 40 kilometers west of London. The move is seen as reflecting a desire for privacy as they raise their first child. (AP)

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