Those royal fans hoping that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a huge family — you’re out of luck. Prince Harry just confirmed that he and Markle are only planning on having one more child after baby Archie. The reason why might be surprising to some, however.
Prince Harry shared the number of kids he and Markle plan to have
In a revealing new interview with conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall for the September issue of British Vogue (which Markle guest-edited), Prince Harry got quite candid about why they plan to keep their family small.
In short, it’s about the environment.
Goodall shed some light on the issues surrounding “unlimited economic development on a planet with finite natural resources,” pointing to the “violence and war and suffering around the world today” and the potential for “more conflicts, people fighting over the last fertile land, the last fresh water.”
Prince Harry is very concerned about the state of things, calling it “terrifying,” as he told Goodall: “What we need to remind everybody is: these are things that are happening now. We are already living in it. We are the frog in the water and it’s already been brought to the boil. Which is terrifying.”
Dr. Goodall responded, “Happening and happened. It is terrifying. Especially as you’ve just had a baby.”
“I know,” Harry replied with a laugh, adding, “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 interjected, and Prince Harry noted, “Two, maximum!”
He continued: “But I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed. And, surely, as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation.”
Prince Harry also discussed the issue of racism
During the interview, Prince Harry also touched on how racism can become unconsciously ingrained in people, “handed down from generation to generation.”
He called it an “unconscious bias” for some, which he described as “something which so many people don’t understand, why they feel the way they do.”
Harry further explained: “Despite the fact that if you go up to someone and say ‘what you’ve just said, or the way you’ve behaved, is racist’ — they’ll turn around and say, ‘I’m not a racist.”
He continued: “I’m not saying you’re a racist, I’m just saying that your unconscious bias is proving that because of the way that you’ve been brought up, the environment you’ve been brought up in, suggests that you have this point of view — unconscious point of view — where naturally you will look at someone in a different way.’ And that is the point at which people start to have to understand.”
Goodall agreed, noting, “Kids are taught to hate. They are actually taught to hate.”