Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Might End Up Having Three Children After All

Their son Archie is barely out of the newborn stage and already people are predicting that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be getting ready to have another baby. Bettors are predicting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will announce a second pregnancy by next year at the latest.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Darren England/AFP/Getty Images

The couple hasn’t commented on all the speculation except to say that this next pregnancy will be their last. In a statement that was seen as slightly insulting to his older brother, Prince Harry mentioned that he only wanted to have “two children, maximum” for the sake of the planet.

However, despite only wanting two kids, Prince Harry could end up with more than he bargained for — literally. Here’s why.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are fervent in their roles as activists

Though their positions have been earning them a lot of criticism, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are determined to use their fame to make the world a better place. They’re outspoken on issues including climate change awareness, mental health, equality, and women’s rights, just to name a few.

One way they hope to achieve these lofty goals is by encouraging everyone to reduce their carbon footprints. “With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference,” Prince Harry said in a post. That’s precisely why so many royal fans became indignant about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex choosing private planes over commercial flights.

The incident even earned Prince Harry the unfortunate nickname “Carbon Footprince.”

They admitted they only want two kids

Having children at all puts a strain on the environment. But Prince Harry assured conservationist Jane Goodall that he wasn’t planning to personally contribute to overpopulation — at least not intentionally.

When speaking about his future plans, the Duke of Sussex plainly said he didn’t plan to exceed a family size of four. But the one thing he may not have considered is that there’s a higher likelihood that he could actually have three kids after all, especially the longer he and Meghan wait to conceive again.

Older mothers have a greater chance of conceiving twins

Though doctors aren’t exactly sure why, women over the age of 35 have an increased risk of twin pregnancies. Someone should tell Prince Harry that his wife Meghan Markle falls firmly into that category.

Age isn’t the only factor used to determine the possibility of a twin pregnancy. There’s a genetic predisposition, too. But even if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have no sets of twins in their bloodlines, they’re still at risk now that Meghan will be at least 38 if she conceives again.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might not have any more kids

Sorry, royal fans: there’s a good chance that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might decide not to have more kids after all. Remember, Prince Harry said they’d have two kids maximum but didn’t say for sure if they would have more than one.

And now that they could make the jump from one to three? There’s a good chance the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will just focus on raising their son Archie rather than worrying about giving him a sibling.