Hello, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fans—I come bearing news concerning your favorite royal couple: OK! Magazine reported that Meghan and Harry are allegedly hoping to have a second baby at the "earliest opportunity."
As amazing as this all sounds, please let’s all agree to take this report with a huuuge grain of salt unless they confirm it themselves, okay? While we wait for more news, here is everything that she, Harry, and royal news outlets have said about a possible baby number two.
Harry has been asking people what it’s like to have two kids.
Meghan and Harry made a surprise appearance at an Army wives event in November 2019 to honor families of deployed servicemen and servicewomen. And of course, since Harry and Meghan are friendly and love to chat it up, they started asking the families some questions.
Apparently, Harry was really keen to know how things are with second children. “Having our baby so close in age to their baby, I think they were keen to chat,” Susie Stringfellow, a mother at the event, told Forces Network. “Harry was really quite interested in how things were with second children as well, because we both have older children. And we were trying to encourage him to have a second baby.”
Harry openly admitted he wants two kids max.
This means baby number two could very well be the last of their children, but of course, we’ll take that with a hefty grain of salt. In Meghan’s guest-edited issue of British Vogue, Harry sat down with primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall and talked about climate change. The topic of our rapidly changing environment got Harry talking about Archie and had him quantifying the amount of kids he wants.
“What we need to remind everybody is: These are things that are happening now. We are already living in it,” Harry said. “We are the frog in the water and it’s already been brought to the boil. Which is terrifying.”
Dr. Goodall replied, “Happening and happened. It is terrifying. Especially as you’ve just had a baby.”
“I know,” Harry replied with a laugh. “It does make it different. I think, weirdly because of the people that I’ve met and the places I’ve been fortunate enough to go, 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—”
“Not too many!” Dr. Goodall cut in.
“Two, maximum!” Harry replied.
Meghan and Harry allegedly talked about having more kids right after Archie was born.
The day after Meghan gave birth to Archie, People reported that she and Harry had already discussed wanting to have a second baby. “They definitely want to [have another]. Meghan has talked about having one more,” their source revealed.
At the time, Harry was completely over the moon about becoming a father and was (and still is) happy to start a family of his own. “He’s always enthusiastic with children, and now he will have his own little world that he has dreamed of for a long time,” the source added.
Meghan also reportedly joked about wanting another “buddy” (that isn’t a pet).
One of Meghan’s friends (aka a source) told the Daily Mail that Meghan hinted at having a second baby with Harry during a recent convo. The friend said, “She joked that he needs a pint-size little buddy other than the dogs. Meghan lit up when she spoke about Archie. She said he is a bundle of energy and prefers playing over sleeping.”
Princess Diana’s former assistant thinks a new Sussex baby is coming “very soon.”
Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former assistant, spoke to Life & Style last year in October about a future Sussex baby, along with an outline of all the reasons he thinks Meghan will get pregnant sooner rather than later.
“I think that Meghan will have a baby very soon,” he said. “(A) The clock’s ticking. (B) She wants at least two children....it won’t be long before you hear that Meghan is having another baby,” Paul added.
Oh, but that’s not all from Paul—he thinks Prince William and Kate Middleton will also have another baby (number four) at the same time as Meghan and Harry. “That’d be four babies for Kate and William. It wouldn’t surprise me if Kate and Meghan were pregnant at the same time next year,” he said.
Meghan revealed that she had a miscarriage earlier this year.
For a little while, Meghan actually was pregnant with her second child in 2020, but revealed that she lost her pregnancy in a powerful op-ed for The New York Times. She wrote:
"It was a July morning that began as ordinarily as any other day: Make breakfast. Feed the dogs. Take vitamins. Find that missing sock. Pick up the rogue crayon that rolled under the table. Throw my hair in a ponytail before getting my son from his crib. After changing his diaper, I felt a sharp cramp. I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that something was not right. I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second."
Though this event was incredibly difficult for Meghan and Harry to go through, they reportedly still want to try for baby number two.
"Harry has been an absolute rock for Meghan [during the miscarriage], and vice versa," a royal insider told the OK! Magazine. "They’ve come out of it stronger than ever. They’re determined to put this behind them and try for another baby at the earliest opportunity. But more than anything else, it’s really underlined how they belong together as soulmates."
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