Did Prince Harry Make a Huge Mistake Revealing He Doesn’t Want More Than 2 Kids?

Archie Harrison, the newborn son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, is only a few months old, but speculation has already started about a possible sibling for the infant. While some fans can’t wait to see more royal babies, still others believe that Markle should wait a while before putting her body through another pregnancy and delivery. Still, expanding their family is clearly on the royal couple’s mind.

In a recent interview with renowned conservationist and wildlife expert Jane Goodall, Prince Harry opened up about the plans that he and Markle have made for future babies – and they are already getting heat for it.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have weathered controversies

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Many fans love Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and their desire to make the world a better place. However, they are certainly walking their own path and changing many royal traditions, and that has ruffled a lot of feathers over the past year.

From their multi-million dollar home renovations to their desire to keep Archie Harrison’s christening a private, low-key affair, and refusing to name his godparents, the way they are handling the spotlight has come with a lot of controversies.

Meghan Markle has taken the lion’s share of negative press, with media outlets claiming that she is difficult to work with and entitled. She has been blamed for spending too much taxpayer money on things like her pregnancy wardrobe and eco-friendly paint for baby Archie’s nursery.

Still, this latest media firestorm is unusual because it is actually Markle’s husband, Prince Harry, who has landed in the tabloid crosshairs.

Prince Harry only wants 2 children

Meghan Markle guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue. In the issue, there are a number of interviews with high-profile people all over the world, including a candid conversation between Jane Goodall and Prince Harry.

In the interview, Prince Harry and Jane Goodall discussed the state of the earth’s climate and ways to help people of all ages get involved in protecting the earth.

At one point, Goodall cautioned Prince Harry against having too many children, warning about the dangers of overpopulating the earth and depleting its natural resources. Prince Harry quickly responded, saying that he and Markle want “two, maximum.”

He mentioned that the planet is “borrowed,” which plays a role in their decision not to have a large family.

Experts believe Meghan Markle’s age could play a part in future pregnancies

Immediately, Prince Harry’s words sparked backlash. The royal couple is already often faulted for being too liberal in matters of social justice as compared to the rest of the royal family, and Prince Harry speaking out about global warming and overpopulation certainly didn’t help their cause.

Still, social causes are clearly important to both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and they obviously believe that raising awareness about the dangers to the environment is well worth negative feedback from certain factions.

As to whether or not environmental issues could play a role in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deciding to limit the number of children that they have, that remains to be seen.

At nearly 38 years old, Markle is considered to be of advanced maternal age. Experts have already weighed in and stated that if the couple does decide to have another baby, they should probably act quickly.

The longer they delay, the more risks their child would be exposed to, and the harder the pregnancy would likely be for Markle.

Of course, Prince Harry and Markle won’t confirm any specific reproductive plans with the public and aren’t likely to give further details on the hows and whys of expanding their family.

But royal watchers should keep a sharp eye out, and watch Markle’s wardrobe over the next few months for any telltale signs of a new royal baby bump.