Prince Harry Says He And Meghan Markle Want Only Two Kids, "Maximum"
- Prince Harry said that he wants only "two [kids], maximum" in an interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, which appears in Meghan Markle's guest-edited British Vogue September issue.
- Harry and Meghan welcomed a son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in May this year.
- The first-time dad also talked to Goodall about his concerns for the earth's depleting resources now that he has a child.
It looks like baby Archie may get only one sibling. His father, Prince Harry, revealed that he wants two children "maximum" in an interview with legendary anthropologist Jane Goodall, which appears in Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's guest-edited British Vogue September issue. The Duke of Sussex and Goodall were discussing diminishing natural resources when they pointed out how "terrifying" the environmental threat is if you're a parent.
"It is terrifying. Especially as you've just had a baby," Goodall told Harry, alluding to the two-month-old son he shares with Meghan.
"I view it differently now, without question," Harry said. "But I've always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children …"
"Not too many!" Goodall cut in with a laugh.
"Two, maximum!" Harry continued. "But I've always thought: This place is borrowed. And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation."
Harry previously made similar comments about having kids. In March, before welcoming Archie, he reportedly joked that if he had any more than a pair of little ones, it would "serve him right." And last July, he quipped that five children was "too many."
The duke wouldn't be the only royal to have two children. Princess Anne (mother to Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall), Prince Charles (father to Prince William and Prince Harry), Prince Andrew (father to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie), and Prince Edward (father to Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn) all have just two kids. Bigger broods include Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's three tots (Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis), and the queen and Prince Philip's four heirs.