A2 News | | SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019 2 R NEWSLINE For updates and more in-depth stories: seattletimes.com/nationworld Print | A2 | /Times/Pages/2019-05-07/News/ | Prod: Proofed by: fmina @ 05/10/2019 10:09 A2 .pgl T ESDAY, AY 7, 1 African descent, who almost immediately began to antici- pate the birth of the couple’s first child. Historians have noted that the duchess herself cannot be definitively described as the firstmultiracial royal. Some scholars have argued that QueenCharlotte ofMecklen- burg-Strelitz, thewife of King George III, hadAfrican an- cestry through the Portu- guese royal family. If true, it would have been passed on to her own descendant, QueenVictoria. Last fall, the couple an- nounced theywouldmove out of Kensington Palace, in central London, and take up residence in newly refur- bished quarters: Frogmore Cottage, nearWindsor Cas- tle. There have been rumors that the couple could be dispatched in the next few years on an extended tour of Africa, where 19 nations, mostly former colonies, are members of the Common- wealth of Nations. family in a number of ways: The duchess is anAmerican and a former actress, and their wedding lastMay fea- tured a gospel choir, a free- stylingAfricanAmerican bishop and a gaggle of Holly- wood celebrities. They continued to set aside convention after thewedding, opening their own Instagram account and offering little access to the royal-obsessed British newsmedia. InApril, they announced theywere canceling the traditional photo opportunity outside the LindoWing at St. Mary’s Hospital in the heart of Lon- don, curtailing the ritual hullabaloo that usually sur- rounds royal births. Formany, the newbaby’s importancewill be indelibly linkedwith race. Britain is 87%white, but multiracial peoplewill soon be the country’s largestmi- nority group. The entry of MeghanMarkle, the descen- dant of plantation slaves, into the royal family resonated deeplywithmany people of Harry in the line of succes- sion, will receive a royal title, like those bestowed on the three children of PrinceWil- liam, Harry’s older brother, andWilliam’swife, Catherine. BuckinghamPalace said Meghan gave birth at 5:26 a.m. and that hermoth- er, Doria Ragland, waswith the newparents at their home, Frogmore Cottage. The newborn boyweighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, the royal couplewrote on Instagram; a name had not been chosen. The duchesswas reported to be hoping for a home birth, but she had passed her due date, and lateMonday, some British news outletswere reporting that shewas whisked away Sunday for a hospital delivery. PrinceHarry, in his com- mentsMonday, said the fami- lywouldmeet withmembers of the newsmedia in two days, “as a family, to be able to share it with you guys, and so everyone can see the baby.” Harry, 34, andMeghan, 37, have shaken up the royal ODDS & ENDS Epic blooper: Eagle-eyed “Game of Thrones” viewers spotted a takeout coffee cup on the table during a celebration in which the actors playing characters Daenerys and Jon drank from goblets and horns in Sunday’s episode. Numer- ous Twitter posts suggested the cup was from Starbucks and complained the show should have caught the gaffe. Even the show’s execu- tive producer, Bernie Caulfield, expressed dis- belief that the cup made it on screen. The last “Game of Thrones” episode airs May 19. 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And he is the firstmultira- cial baby in the Britishmonar- chy’s recent history, an instant star in a countrywheremulti- racial childrenmake up the fastest-growing ethnic cate- gory. “We have beenwaiting for him,” saidCarol Lengolo, 38, whomoved to Britain from SouthAfrica and is raising a son and a daughter in south- east London. She said that she had set upmultiple notifica- tions so theywould know the moment the childwas born and, at 2:39 p.m., they ran to the TV. “We feel likeMeghan is one of us, sowe are supporting her,” she said. “We can’t wait to seewhat he looks like.” It is not clear whether the newborn, who falls behind “amazing,” and the birth “amazing,” and the love and support fromthe public “amazing.” Then he turned to go, so addledwith happiness and sleep deprivation that he appeared to thank the horses. “This little thing is absolute- ly to die for, so I’m just over themoon,” hemanaged. Ifmuch of theworldwas drawn into the child’s birth, a fewminutes after dawnMon- day, it was not purely because of the newborn’s position, seventh in line to the British throne. It was also because he rep- resents change for the oldest of houses. He is half Ameri- can, descended on hismoth- er’s side froma bellhop in a Cleveland hotel, a laundry worker inChattanooga, Ten- nessee, and a bartender in an By ELLEN BARRY AND PALKO KARASZ The New York Times LONDON—PrinceHarry could barely contain himself. Facing a news camera to announce his son’s birth, he rubbed his hands together, bounced on the balls of his feet and seemed unable to stop himself fromgrinning, even for a second. “It’s been themost amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine,” he said, standing in front of the stables atWindsor Castle, where two black hors- es nodded behind him. “Howanywoman does what they do is beyond com- prehension, andwe’re both absolutely thrilled,” he said about hiswife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. The duchess, he said, was It’s a boy! Prince Harry calls experience ‘amazing’ By LOVEDAY MORRIS AND ADAM TAYLOR The Washington Post JERUSALEM—The impov- erishedGaza Strip has long been under strict Israeli bor- der controls, including tight restrictions on anything that might be considered “dual use” and potentially put toward the production of weapons. But experts who track the weapons arsenals of Hamas and Islamic Jihad estimate that they havemanaged to stockpile between 5,000 and 20,000 rockets. Over the weekend, themilitant groups fired a tiny fraction of them toward Israel —nearly 700 rockets andmortars, accord- ing to the Israeli military— and the unusually ferocious barrage at times over- whelmed Israeli air defenses. The rockets are so cheap and easy tomanufacture, in many cases requiring little more thanmetal casing and an explosive, that the groups have been able to accumulate them inmassive numbers. “This ismore statistical weapons, whichmeans it’s quantity and not quality,” said Boaz Ganor, director of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism. “When it’s not a precisemissile, it’s quite easy to prepare a rocket if you don’t really carewhere it’s going to fall.” In themost intense round of fighting since Israel’s 2014 war, four Israelis died under rocket fire fromGaza over the weekend, the first since that conflict. Twenty-five Pales- tinians were killed as Israel carried out airstrikes in re- sponse. Calmwas restored earlyMonday as the result of what the Palestinian groups saidwas a cease-fire. Hamas, which nowcon- trols Gaza, began producing Qassamrockets in about 2001, during the second intifada. The rockets had a range of just 2 or 3miles. By 2007, the range had been extended to about 7miles. The “Qassam3” has a range of about 10miles. But some of themissiles can travel much farther. In March, the Israeli military said a Palestinian rocket that hit a house near Tel Aviv, injuring seven familymem- bers, had a range of 75miles. Themachinery required to make the rockets has been smuggled in via Egypt, while Iran and the Lebanesemili- tant groupHezbollah have provided the expertise, Amidror said. Israel’smilitary said that of the 690 rockets andmortars fired toward its territory over theweekend, at least 90 failed tomake it across the border. Of those that did, 240 were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, which assesses whether a rocket is likely to strike open ground or needs to be intercepted. Israel’s domestic-security agency, the Shabak, said that efforts to smuggle higher- quality rockets intoGaza were stepped up after a three- week conflict between Israel andHamas that began at the end of 2008. The agency said hundreds of these rockets, with a range of up to 25miles, had been brought intoGaza as of 2010, largely through Sudan, Egypt and the tunnels that cross from the Sinai Peninsula into Gaza. Egypt has tried to clamp down on smuggling across its border, making it harder for themilitant groups to get theseweapons. IanWilliams, a fellowat the Center for Strategic and International Studies and deputy director of that group’sMissile Defense Proj- ect, said that in the past, groups would smuggle either whole rockets intoGaza or parts of rockets and then assemble them. Williams said that domestic production is “usually enabled” by Iran, which has helpedmilitant groups set up assembly shops, often underground. Nowgroups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad have moved into entirely indige- nous production, oftenman- ufacturing both theweapon and the explosives out of raw materials. Islamic Jihad, which is backed by Iran, unveiled a new rocket it dubbed the “Badr 3” during the escala- tion over theweekend, saying theweaponwas used to tar- get the city of Ashqelon. Michael Herzog, a retired brigadier general in the Israel Defense Forces who is nowa fellowwith theWashington Institute, saidHamas and Islamic Jihad each have about 6,000 rockets. Herzog said that the big- gest development in the latest clash appeared to be the wider use of short-range “Burkan” rockets with amuch heavier payload—sometimes up to 100 kilograms. Herzog said the IronDome system is ineffective against missiles that travel less than 2.5miles. Gaza’s homemade rockets put Israeli defense to the test Paymentterms: Paymentoptionsincludecheck,moneyorder,VISAorMasterCard.A$25feewillbechargedonall checksreturnedfornon-sufficientfunds. 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