Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Announce Another Pregnancy Before Prince William and Kate Middleton?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison, in May 2019. Since then, Harry has said the two plan to have only a maximum of two kids. But earlier in their marriage, there had been speculation that they wanted a large family, so it’s safe to say they will at least have one more. But Prince William and Kate Middleton have been rumored to be expecting a fourth child, too. Will Harry and Meghan announce another baby before their in-laws?

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle | Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Kate and William reportedly want four kids

Ever since Kate and William welcomed their third child, Prince Louis, there have been rumors that the two want to have another baby. Kate will be 38 in January, and though she is getting older, there is still plenty of time for her to give birth to another healthy baby. The couple has been at the center of baby rumors, though there hasn’t been any confirmation that the two are trying for a fourth. If Kate does plan to get pregnant, the couple will probably make an announcement sometime soon.

A fourth baby for Kate and William could cause tension with Harry and Meghan

If Kate and William decide to have another child, it could be at the expense of their relationship with Harry and Meghan. Harry made it clear over the summer that he would not have more than two kids. When speaking to Jane Goodall, Harry said he would only have two kids “maximum” since overpopulation hurts the environment. Some thought his comment was a dig toward William and Kate, who welcomed their third last year. But should William and Kate have a fourth, Harry and Meghan might see it as a direct contradiction to their efforts of helping the environment.

Harry and Meghan will likely announce a pregnancy before their in-laws

Harry and Meghan seem to be enjoying their time as parents of one, but it’s assumed they will have another baby. And it’s possible they want the kids to be close in age; plus, Meghan turned 38 in August, and the sooner she has a baby, the lesser the chances of any complications. It wouldn’t surprise us if Meghan and Harry announced another pregnancy before the end of the year; this would allow their children to be close in age. There have been rumors that Meghan is pregnant with baby no. 2, though it’s also possible she wanted to wait until they were done traveling for a while before getting pregnant again.

At this point, it doesn’t seem like William and Kate will have another baby

While the public seems to the think the couple will announce another pregnancy, all signs point to no. Though we’d be more than happy to see William and Kate welcome another one, it’s getting to the point where they would likely have announced another baby by now, had they chosen to have one. It’s been about a year and a half since Louis was born, and at the earliest, their fourth baby would still be about two years younger than Louis. However, anything can happen, and we support William and Kate in whatever decision they make.