Prince Harry and Meghan Markle know they want to start a family, but don’t expect them to have a big brood!
The royal brushed off a suggestion that he should follow in the footsteps of a well wisher in Ireland—and have five children.
As the couple greeted fans in Dublin, Elaine Adam-Stewart, 43, told Harry, “My husband also has red hair and he gave me five children—when are you and Meghan going to get going?”
Harry saw the funny side, Adam-Stewart tells People. “He laughed and said ‘five children?—too many.’ ”
Elaine’s husband, Simon Stewart, who runs an IT consultancy, was not in the crowd outside the EPIC museum of Irish Emigration, but the English-born homemaker and her five kids— Nathan, 10, Adelaide, 8, Malachy, 7, Siwan, 5, and Portia, 22 months, were—along with an England flag as they back the team for today’s big World Cup match.
Earlier in the day, they shared adorably candid moments with a couple of toddlers at Croke Park. Both Meghan and Harry share a love of children—and they’ve spoken out about their desire to start a family.
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“Of course,” Harry said when asked about baby plans in a November BBC interview that took place just after the pair got engaged. “You know, one step at a time. Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”
Last year, Harry said he was looking forward to fatherhood. “I would love to have kids,” he told The Telegraph.
In a 2016 interview with Canada’s Best Health magazine, Meghan was asked about her bucket list items and said, “I want to travel more and I can’t wait to start a family, but in due time.”
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