Here’s why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only want one more baby

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    Meghan Markle is one of the most talked about people in the world, making news this week after announcing that she has guest-edited the British Vogue September issue – a royal first.

    But it wasn’t the cover art or her conversation with Michelle Obama that had everyone talking this week. Instead, it was her husband Prince Harry’s contribution to the magazine’s issue.

    Yes, Prince Harry also took part in the production, writing an introduction about society’s ‘unconscious bias’ and its connection to racism, as well as sitting down with primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall to talk about the climate change, something that it seems has affected his parenting plans.

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    Earlier this summer HRH The Duke of Sussex met with world renowned ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall for an intimate conversation on environment, activism, and the world as they see it. This special sit-down was requested by The Duchess of Sussex, who has long admired Dr. Goodall and wanted to feature her in the September issue of @BritishVogue, which HRH has guest edited. HRH and Dr. Goodall spoke candidly about many topics including the effects of unconscious bias, and the need for people to acknowledge that your upbringing and environment can cause you to be prejudiced without realising it. The Duke described that “[when] you start to peel away all the layers, all the taught behaviour, the learned behaviour, the experienced behaviour, you start to peel all that away – and at the end of the day, we’re all humans.” • Through @RootsandShoots the global youth service program @JaneGoodallInst founded in 1991, she has created and encouraged a global youth community to recognise the power of their individual strength – that each day you live, you can make a difference. Photos: ©️SussexRoyal / Chris Allerton #ForcesForChange

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    ‘What we need to remind everybody is: These are things that are happening now. We are already living in it,’ Prince Harry explained in his conversation with Jane. ‘We are the frog in the water and it’s already been brought to the boil. Which is terrifying.’

    ‘Happening and happened,’ Dr Jane Goodall responded. ‘It is terrifying. Especially as you’ve just had a baby.’

    ‘I know,’ the new father responded. ’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…’, before the primatologist jumped in to clarify : ‘Not too many!’

    Prince Harry’s answer? ‘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.’

    Well, that’s that.

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