Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only welcomed their baby, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, a few months ago, but they've definitely had conversations about how many kids they eventually want to add to their family. This week, during a conversation with the primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall, Prince Harry revealed exactly what he and Markle are thinking in the kid department.
The detail was part of an interview that Prince Harry conducted as part of the September issue of British Vogue that Markle guest-edited. Her theme, Forces for Change, involved covering inspirational women who are changing the world, and she gave Prince Harry his very own assignment: He had a lengthy conversation with Goodall that spanned the current political climate across the globe, the effects of unconscious bias and prejudices, and the importance of acknowledging one's own privilege and upbringing.
“Despite the fact that if you go up to someone and say, ‘What you’ve just said, or the way you’ve behaved, is racist,’ they’ll turn around and say, ‘I’m not a racist,’”Prince Harry explained. “‘I’m not saying you’re a racist, I’m just saying that your unconscious bias is proving that because of the way that you’ve been brought up, the environment you’ve been brought up in, suggests that you have this point of view, unconscious point of view, where naturally you will look at someone in a different way.' And that is the point at which people start to have to understand.”
Goodall and Prince Harry seemed to have genuinely connected (he even shared a photo of the two of them on the Instagram account he shares with Markle). At one point the renowned scientist commented that Prince Harry's becoming a father likely made a difference in his perception of what he called the "terrifying” state of the world.
“It does make it different,” Prince Harry said. “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. But I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children—”
Dr. Goodall interrupted to joke, “Not too many!”
“Two, maximum!” said Prince Harry. “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.”
It's a thoughtful and revealing answer—and now fans shouldn't be too surprised if Markle and Prince Harry decide to give Archie a little sibling soon.
Originally Appeared on Glamour