Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have hinted they might not be expanding their family any further, potentially diverging from a pattern some see as a new royal trend of having three children.
The royal couple, parents to Prince Archie (four) and Princess Lilibet (two), had previously generated buzz amongst fans about the possibility of a third child, especially given the close age gap between their first two kids.
Notably, several members of the Royal Family have had three children, such as Prince William and Princess Kate with their kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, and Zara and Mike Tindall with their children Mia, Lena, and Lucas, told Express UK.
However, Prince Harry’s past remarks indicate satisfaction with their family of four. In a conversation with Oprah Winfrey during Meghan’s second pregnancy, he expressed gratitude for both their children, indicating that their family felt complete with a son and a daughter. Harry remarked, “Now we’ve got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs.” Furthermore, both Harry and Meghan seemed aligned on the decision, with Meghan concurring, “Two it is.”
Environmental concerns also appear to play a role in the Duke’s family planning. In a 2019 Vogue interview with Dr. Jane Goodall, Harry spoke about his commitment to nature and the environment, suggesting a wish to limit his family size in line with those values.
In other news, speculations arise around the couple’s upcoming Christmas plans. Since their significant move from the UK to the US in 2020, Harry has celebrated the festive period in the US, away from the Royal Family. Amid strained ties with the royals, relationship expert Louella Alderson proposes that Harry might wish to spend Christmas in the UK.