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Prince Harry and Meghan: Why They Don't Want A Third Child

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry want to protect themselves against the exploitation of the name

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan live in Montecito, California with their two children Archie and Lilibet. A third child is not planned and there is reportedly a reason for that...

Duchess Meghan (39) and Prince Harry (36) are the proud parents of two children. With Archie and Lili, their family happiness seems to be at its peak.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (2) is the first son of the two royals. He was born on May 6, 2019, at Portland Hospital in Westminster.

Their second child, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, followed on June 4, 2021. She was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California.

With two children, Meghan and Harry now are very busy parents. In addition to many projects, they also have to look after and care for their children. Would a third child be an option for the couple in the future?

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan do not want a third child for environmental reasons

In July 2019, just two months after Archie's birth, the topic came up in a conversation with British researcher Jane Goodall for British Vogue. The interview with the behavioral scientist was actually about the environment, responsibility, and climate change.

But it didn't stop there, because Jane also wanted to know some private details from Harry as she cleverly introduced the subject of family planning.

When asked about the number of his possible children, Harry said: "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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In March 2021, Prince Harry confirmed again in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he and his wife are through with family planning: "To get a boy and then a girl, I mean what more could you as for?" Meghan also reiterated her husband's statement by saying, "Two is it!"

It remains to be seen whether the royals will actually stick to it. After all, a third child is not uncommon in the royal family. Harry's brother Prince William (39) and his wife Duchess Kate (39) have three children with Princess Charlotte (6), Prince George (7) and Prince Louis (3).

As well as the favorite granddaughter of the Queen, Zara Phillips (40). She and her husband Mike Tindall recently had their third child. The Queen (95) even gave birth to four children: Prince Charles (72), Princess Anne (70), Prince Andrew (61) and Prince Edward (57).

But Harry and Meghan want to take a different path. We are excited to see how their family will develop in the future. Who knows, maybe they'll change their minds when it comes to planning the next generation.