Prince Harry Confided to Dr Jane Goodall He Wants 'Maximum' Two Kids with Meghan Markle

For the September issue of British Vogue, Prince Harry got to meet and interview conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall. He confessed to her the number of children he wished to have with his wife.

Prince Harry, 34, had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Jane Goodall, 85, for British Vogue’s "Forces for Change" issue that his wife, Duchess Meghan, 37, got to guest-edit. The Duchess worked with the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to produce the publication.

While speaking to Goodall, Harry’s conversation with her centered on preserving the world for the next generation. The prince lamented that human beings appeared to be the only species that thought the earth belonged only to them.

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We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: “Forces for Change” For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective. The women on the cover include: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better. • “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying “Yes!” - and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.” - The Duchess of Sussex #ForcesForChange

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The primatologist agreed noting that human beings would probably continue fighting over resources until something changed for us. Harry admitted that the “terrifying” state of the world was probably amplified for him since the birth of his only child Archie Harrison in May.

“When you bring a child into the world, you have to worry about the future."

The conservationist agreed yet again noting that having a child did make things “different.” Harry admitted that he viewed nature differently now since having a son and “even before having a child and hoping to have children…” 

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To watch the full #ForcesForChange video for the September Issue of @BritishVogue, guest edited by The Duchess of Sussex, please visit our IGTV. Her Royal Highness is the first Guest Editor for British Vogue’s September Issue and for the last seven months has worked to create an issue of inclusivity and inspiration, focusing on what connects us rather than what divides us. Fifteen women were chosen for the cover including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who generously lent her time to support The Duchess in this important issue. The women first met last autumn during Their Royal Highness’ official tour of New Zealand. Above, PM Ardern says: “One change that I’ve noticed over the course of my career, is just how polarised the world is now. I do think there is a solution to that though, and that’s ultimately us coming back to the humanity that we all share." Thank you PM Ardern for being an amazing force for change. For more details on this special project, please see previous post and stay tuned for more updates throughout the week.

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Goodall interrupted him with a laugh saying: “Not too many!” Leading the Royal to confess that he was only willing to have, “Two, maximum!” 

He added that he always felt the earth was “borrowed.” Harry continued: “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.”

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Today, The Duke of Sussex met with young people doing ground-breaking work in their communities as part of Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Global Leadership gathering. Started in 1991 by world renowned ethologist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, with just 12 high school students in Tanzania, Roots & Shoots brings together young people from around the world who are leading projects in their communities to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. Today @RootsAndShoots has over 150,000 groups in over 50 countries - the collective power of these young people is limitless. His Royal Highness believes that people are at the heart of conservation and sustainability and that in order to succeed we need an inclusive, community-centred approach. In his roles as President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke has met young people from around the world who are leading the way with creative sustainability solutions and campaigns – it is thanks to the creativity of young people’s minds, that we can turn the tide and preserve our planet for future generations. After listening to presentations on endangered species, reducing plastic waste and embracing the wild, The Duke had the chance to thank all the young people taking part for their efforts and the difference they are making every single day. As a continuation of our monthly social awareness approach, for July we turned our attention to following accounts featuring the environment. @JaneGoodallInst, founder of Roots & Shoots, is one of those selected profiles, having dedicated her life’s work to bettering our environment and world. To learn more, visit @RootsAndShoots. Photo©️ PA images

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Before Meghan got pregnant, Harry had shared that he didn’t want his family to be too large. Goodall revealed that she wasn’t surprised that Harry’s view about the earth had intensified since he had a child.

She explained

“When you bring a child into the world, you have to worry about the future. If we don’t make a change, we don’t have a future. It’s as simple as that.”

When she visited the Royal couple at their Frogmore Cottage home in June she got to meet little Archie. Describing him to reporters she said: “He’s very cute and very gentle.”

Having Goodall in her home must’ve been a great treat for Meghan who confessed that she was a “lifelong” fan of hers. The conservationist revealed that the Duchess told her she’d “followed” and “worshipped” her throughout her life.

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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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She visited Windsor Castle on Tuesday where she and Harry discussed their “Roots and Shoots” project which promotes conservation. Harry had asked to meet with her last year.

Goodall is famous for her work with chimpanzees in Tanzania.

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