By Stacey Leasca
July 30, 2019
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, may have just welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Archie, in the spring. However, it sounds like the royal couple is already planning to have a second child. But, according to Harry, two will be their limit.

As the world now knows, Meghan guest-edited the September issue of Vogue. In it, Meghan herself sits down with former first lady Michelle Obama and even helped design the issue’s cover. But, she wasn’t the only royal to have a hand in the magazine’s creation. Her husband, Prince Harry, did a little journalism work for the project as well.

For the issue, Harry sat down with famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss everything from climate change to unconscious bias. And when it comes to climate change Harry said it may be his moral imperative to limit the number of children he brings into the world.

“What we need to remind everybody is: these are things that are happening now. We are already living in it," Harry said in their conversation about climate change, according to an excerpt published in the Telegraph. "We are the frog in the water and it’s already been brought to the boil. Which is terrifying.”

Goodall interjected and made it a bit more personal for Harry by noting, “Happening and happened. It is terrifying. Especially as you’ve just had a baby.”

“It does make it different,” Harry replied. “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…”

But, before he could finish, Goodall interjected, “Not too many!”

Harry then surprisingly replied, “Two, maximum! 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.”

Read the entire interview when the September issue hits newsstands on Aug. 2.

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