Prince Harry and Meghan Markle May Be Having Kids Sooner Than You Think

The royal wedding of the year just occurred, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now adjusting to life as a married couple. The former actress is getting a crash course in all things royal and the pair is spending a great deal of time with the prince’s family.

As the glamorous couple enjoys their life post-wedding, the two may already be planning to start a family. This is why Prince Harry and his California girl might be having babies sooner than you think and when some are already predicting they will announce a pregnancy (page 7).

One step at a time

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement
They talked about having a family when they announced their engagement. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

When the couple announced their engagement in November 2017, they spoke briefly to the BBC about wanting to start a family. Though the prince claimed they were in no rush to have children, he did say he wanted to have kids sooner rather than later.

Prince Harry explained, “I think eventually, one step at a time and we’ll start a family in the near future.”

Next: Loving the babies 

Baby fever

Prince Harry and his fiancee US actress Meghan Markle visit the Terrence Higgins Trust World AIDS Day charity fair at Nottingham Contemporary on December 1, 2017 in Nottingham, England. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday 27th November 2017 and will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor in May 2018.
Babies are definitely in the near future. | Adrian Dennis – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Both Markle and her prince adore children. In fact, the ginger prince became obsessed with being a father after his nephew, Prince George, and niece, Princess Charlotte were born. The Suits alum has also grown super close to the royal toddlers.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight, “Meghan is very doting with children. She is very maternal and she was thrilled to meet George and Charlotte. I think one of the lovely things, anecdotes, that I discovered [while writing] the book was, it was actually a moment involving children, when Meghan really fell for Prince Harry.”

Next: Fun times with the prince and princess 

Some hands-on practice

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

With Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William having welcomed their third child in April 2018, it looks like Markle and Prince Harry are getting a ton of baby practice. Not only do they have lots of time with Prince Louis, they also hang out with Prince George and Princess Charlotte more as their parents get adjusted to life with another kid.

Prince Harry previously told Radio 4, “We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids… [Markle’s] done an absolutely amazing job, she’s getting in there, and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.”

Next: A royal baby in 2019

Getting right to it

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry laughing
Insiders believe that children will be coming sooner rather than later. | Andy Stenning/AFP/Getty Images

When Prince Harry said he and Markle wanted to start a family in the near future, he actually meant as soon as the wedding was over.

According to Nicholl, who just authored the new book on Prince Harry’s life, Harry: Life, Loss, and Love, “My sources are saying that Prince Harry, particularly, is very keen to start a family, pretty soon after the royal wedding. He’s made no secret about wanting children.”

Next: Perfect childhoods

A normal family

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their kids at an airport
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their kids at an airport | Julian Simmonds-Pool/Getty Images

We’re sure Markle has already felt somewhat overwhelmed by everything that comes with being royal. However, one of the main reasons why Prince Harry encouraged her to connect with his niece and nephew was because he wanted her to see they have normal childhoods.

Duchess Kate and Prince William have prided themselves on having very little staff and parenting their kids themselves. According to Nicholl,

The reason he wanted Meghan to meet Prince George and Princess Charlotte was so she could see that—this would be hopefully replicated by them, that they would go on to have children. That you marry into the royal family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a regular family with cute children, and here are George and Charlotte to show that that can happen. That was really important to him.

Next: A very royal father

The best dad

Prince Harry poses with a child as he visits the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Development Centre and the Lancashire Bombers Wheelchair Basketball Club at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) sports arena on October 23, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry has always been great with kids. | Danny Lawson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

One of the reasons Markle fell for Prince Harry was seeing how good he was with children. When news of their relationship hit the media, the couple hid out at Markle’s friends, Jessica and Ben Mulroney’s home in Toronto to avoid the media storm. The Mulroneys have three young children who the prince bonded with immediately.

In Nicholl’s book, she says, “Seeing how great Harry was with them really sealed the deal for the Suits star.”

Next: The perfect holiday gift 

A Thanksgiving announcement

Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle
The announcement could come before the end of 2018. | Ben Birchall – WPA Pool / Getty Images

Celebitchy thinks that a baby announcement could come as soon as Thanksgiving, which we wouldn’t be too shocked by.

However, we think that whenever the prince and Markle do announce they are expecting, it will be after Princess Eugenie’s wedding, which is scheduled for November 2018.  We don’t think they’d want to snatch the attention away from the bride around her big day.

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