Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Not Planning for a Big Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Aren’t Planning on Having a Big Family

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently put the rumor that they’d like a large family to rest. Harry recently sat down for a conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall for the September issue of British Vogue, which was guest-edited by Meghan. During their time together, the Duke of Sussex shared his thoughts on nature, conservation, and family. 

Based on their chat, it sounds like the royal couple is considering no more than one sibling for their son, Archie Harrison.

“I think, weirdly, because of the people that I’ve met and the places that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to, I’ve always had a connection and a love for nature. I view it differently now, without question,” shared Harry. “But I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children…”

Dr. Goodall chimed in, “Not too many!”

To which Harry replied, “Two maximum! 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.”

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Today, The Duke of Sussex met with young people doing ground-breaking work in their communities as part of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Global Leadership gathering. Started in 1991 by world renowned ethologist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, with just 12 high school students in Tanzania, Roots & Shoots brings together young people from around the world who are leading projects in their communities to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. Today @RootsAndShoots has over 150,000 groups in over 50 countries – the collective power of these young people is limitless. His Royal Highness believes that people are at the heart of conservation and sustainability and that in order to succeed we need an inclusive, community-centred approach. In his roles as President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke has met young people from around the world who are leading the way with creative sustainability solutions and campaigns – it is thanks to the creativity of young people’s minds, that we can turn the tide and preserve our planet for future generations. After listening to presentations on endangered species, reducing plastic waste and embracing the wild, The Duke had the chance to thank all the young people taking part for their efforts and the difference they are making every single day. As a continuation of our monthly social awareness approach, for July we turned our attention to following accounts featuring the environment. @JaneGoodallInst, founder of Roots & Shoots, is one of those selected profiles, having dedicated her life’s work to bettering our environment and world. To learn more, visit @RootsAndShoots. Photo©️ PA images

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The primatologist also scored a snuggle with the royal baby during her time with the couple. It’s no surprise that she only had kind things to say about little Archie. “He’s very cute and very gentle,” Dr. Goodall shared.

What do you think of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s plans not to have a big family? Tell us in the comments!

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