Us Weekly: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Hoping to Conceive 2nd Child by Next Year

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are looking to expand their family next year, as revealed by a source close to the royal couple. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still basking in the euphoric feeling of being parents to their six-month-old son, Archie Harrison, and according to US Weekly, they are already making plans for baby number two.

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace | Photo: Getty Images

FAMILY IS PRIORITY

A source close to the Royals told the news outlet in this week's issue,

"Their family is their number one priority."

The source added that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking at next year to start preparing to give their son a sibling. With Markle at 38, the Royals may be looking to have as many as they can before her biological clock runs out.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Photo: Getty Images

The baby number two news first made the rounds after the parents-of-one surprised their neighbors at a community center in Windsor, where families of servicemen gathered for morning coffee. 

PRINCE HARRY GOT ENCOURAGED TO HAVE MORE BABIES

The gathering had women, children, and relatives of those in the military forces, and the discussion centered around children, as Prince Harry wanted to know if the family dynamics change when two children are involved. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images

One of the mothers at the community center, Susie Stringfellow said about the Duke's questions in an interview,

"Harry was really quite interested in how things are with second children involved… we were trying to encourage him to have a second baby."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland’s next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle depart from Catalyst Inc, Northern Ireland’s next generation science park on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Nothern Ireland | Photo: Getty Images

THE SUSSEX ROYALS ALSO WANT ANOTHER BABY

The dad-of-one has always spoken out about his desire to have a family. He and Markle welcomed Archie in May, and they revealed they were expecting him five months after their May 2018, wedding.

Kensington Royal, the official social media handle of Prince William and Kate Middleton released a statement on Twitter to that effect, writing that Prince Harry and the former "Suits" star were thrilled at the news.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also looking forward to expanding their family as revealed by US Weekly in the October issue of the magazine.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for the official tour portrait for their trip to Canada and California in the Garden's of Clarence House on June 3, 2011 in London | Photo: Getty Images

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for the official tour portrait for their trip to Canada and California in the Garden's of Clarence House on June 3, 2011 in London | Photo: Getty Images

A source close to the parents-of-three told the news outlet that watching Princes George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte grow up and bond, gives the royal couple a lot of satisfaction, and they hope to have one more child before packing up.

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