Prince Harry takes a dig at William with two-kid rule

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pictured with baby Archie
Baby Archie will only be one of maximum two children for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Photo: Getty

The Duke of Sussex has said he and Meghan will have “two children, maximum” in an interview published in British Vogue’s September issue, which is guest edited by his wife Meghan Markle.

However, the reason he cites for this conviction is one that throws a little shade in the direction of his brother and sister-in-law.

Prince William and Kate Middleton pictured with their three kids Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Prince William and Kate Middleton have three children - something Prince Harry says he won't do in order to save the planet. Photo: Getty

Harry’s father, Prince Charles, is dedicated the conservation of the planet and has long been vocal about why it’s important to wake up to the “the damage and the destruction that we’re [humans are] causing.”

Now, Harry, 34, is following in his footsteps and telling the public that he and Meghan won’t have more than two children for the sake of the planet.

“I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed,” he said, “And, surely, being 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.”

Of course, we all know the Cambridges have three beautiful children, and if recent reports are to be believed, are even considering adding a fourth to their brood.

We can only imagine how they would have read those comments.

For the magazine feature, Harry also discussed the environment, responsibility and climate change with world-renowned ethologist and primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall, 85.

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Speaking out about racism

He also warned about the effect of ‘unconscious bias’ on racism saying that people must understand how their upbringing causes them to be prejudiced without realising it.

"Unconscious bias," he says, "is something which so many people don’t understand, why they feel the way they do.”

“Despite the fact that if you go up to someone and say ‘what you’ve just said, or the way you’ve behaved, is racist’ - they’ll turn around and say, ‘I’m not a racist’.

“‘I’m not saying you’re a racist, I’m just saying that your unconscious bias is proving that because of the way that you’ve been brought up, the environment you’ve been brought up in, suggests that you have this point of view - unconscious point of view - where naturally you will look at someone in a different way.' And that is the point at which people start to have to understand.”

The Duchess of Sussex has guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue. [Photo: Peter Lindbergh]
The Duchess of Sussex has guest-edited the September issue of British Vogue. [Photo: Peter Lindbergh]

When the prince began dating Meghan in 2016, he issued an unprecedented statement about the commentary of his then-girlfriend in the press, referring to “the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.”

It was revealed earlier this year that Kensington Palace aides are spending hours each week monitoring their social media accounts to moderate the sexist and racist comments aimed at the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex and their fans.

While Meghan doesn’t feature on the ‘Forces for Change’ cover of the magazine, she has instead chosen 15 inspirational women who have made an impact.

Other highlights from the issue include the duchess’ Q&A with former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

The full interview can be read in the September issue of British Vogue, which is out on Friday 2 August.

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