It Would Make Perfect Sense for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Adopt a Child in Need

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear to be having the time of their lives on their African tour. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex knew that after all the negative publicity of the last few months, they needed this trip to go off without a hitch. So far, everything is going beautifully.

But Meghan Markle making public appearances inevitably leads to baby rumors and this time is no exception. Even though Markle is only just over four months postpartum, fans are questioning if she’s already pregnant with baby number two. Which does seem a bit far-fetched, even if she didn’t lose all the baby weight yet.

But there’s one rumor going around about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that could have some validity, especially if these two are trying to improve their reputations. Some followers are wondering if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could decide to adopt their next baby.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex want at least one more child

Prince Harry had an in-depth conversation with famed conservationist Jane Goodall and during their chat, he mentioned that he and Meghan Markle would have “two children, maximum.” While many royal fans saw this as a dig at Prince William and Kate Middleton, who already have three kids and are rumored to want a fourth, it also excited everyone that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were planning to expand their family.

And they probably won’t wait long to do it. Since Meghan Markle just turned 38, she’ll want to think about having another baby soon to avoid complications in her pregnancy. Unless, of course, those adoption rumors have any truth to them.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle haven’t publicly mentioned adoption

The adoption rumor recently made rounds through the tabloids via an unnamed source. “Meghan and Harry spoke about their love of children and wanting to adopt one day, in the early days of dating, with Meghan insisting she wanted to adopt children as well as have her own biologically,” the source told New Idea.

That person went so far as to say the couple had already talked to Queen Elizabeth about the idea and had her blessing to move forward. Though none of these rumors have been substantiated, the concept of adoption for this royal couple would be one smart move.

Prince Harry has links to an adoption charity

Besides helping a child in need, which is a huge sacrifice and noble cause, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would also be proving they believe in the causes they support. Prince Harry is the founding patron of Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesothro, a charity that aids orphaned and disadvantaged children.

Adopting a child would have two distinct benefits for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. First, it would force people to stop calling the Duke and Duchess hypocrites for not supporting the causes they support. And second, they’d be able to grow their family and provide a sibling for Archie without contributing to population growth.

Prince Harry already made it clear that he’s not afraid to break royal tradition for the good of his family. Wouldn’t it be incredible if he and Meghan Markle broke protocol again by adopting a child in need?