Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married and royal wedding fever finally died down, many of their well-wishers have shifted focus instead to the pair’s potential future children. While the duo was in Dublin, Ireland, this week for their first international royal outing together as a married couple, one such fan asked Harry point-blank when, exactly, he and Meghan were planning on starting a family. Though the Duke of Sussex skillfully sidestepped the question, he did give a little hint as to just how many kids he and the duchess would welcome when they’re ready to start building their brood.
Elaine Adam-Stewart told People on Wednesday that while chatting with Prince Harry in Dublin earlier in the day, she said, “My husband also has red hair and he gave me five children—when are you and Meghan going to get going?” In response, Adam-Stewart recalled, Harry “laughed and said, ‘Five children?— too many.'” Noted.
While five may be too many kids for Meghan and Harry, there’s a good chance that they will bring a few royal babies into the family in the near future. In November 2017, the newly engaged pair sat down for an interview with the BBC and were asked whether they had plans to start a family. “I think eventually, one step at a time, and we’ll start a family in the near future,” Harry said at the time.
Meghan has also previously hinted at her desire to have kids with Harry. In March, with a few weeks still to go before their wedding, the lovebirds made a royal visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where they met at one point with the husband-and-wife team behind a local baby-product company. Upon checking out some product samples, Meghan reportedly remarked, “I’m sure at some point we’ll need the whole thing. It’s very sweet.” Perhaps George, Charlotte, and Louis will be getting a little cousin or two (but not five) to play with sooner rather than later!