First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage… That’s the plan for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who reportedly stopped using protection a month before their royal wedding. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are more than ready to start a family of their own — and have been trying since tying the knot.
“Harry asked Meghan to ‘take out the goalie,’ a cheeky football joke about going off her birth control and removing any protection they have from her getting pregnant,” a royal insider told Hollywood Life. “They actually stopped using protection over a month ago, although they abstained from sex in the weeks leading up to the wedding. So on their wedding night the baby-making sex really got started. They are both excited about having children as soon as possible.” TMI, but we’re here for it.
Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, have been very open about their desires to have children since announcing their engagement last November. In their first television interview, when asked about kids, Harry responded, “one step at a time and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.” However, there was no denying his smirk.
Before that, Harry gushed about the idea of being a father one day. “I, of course, I would love to have kids,” he said. “Yeah, I’m a godfather to quite a few of my friends’ [children] … actually only five or six,” he said on The Telegraph‘s Mad World podcast before revealing why he thinks he would make a good dad. “But I think the key to that is to grow up, but also to be able to stay in touch with your childhood side. If that means going to someone’s house and sitting there and playing PlayStation and kicking the a– of their son on or whatever it is, then I’ll try and do that. I’ve actually had a lot of practice for that.”
Unfortunately, while Harry and Meghan’s children will be royal, they will not be princes or princesses. Due to some royal rules, Harry’s children will be known as Lords and Ladies until his father Prince Charles takes the throne. Then, as the grandchildren of the sovereign, they will be allowed the use of HRHs.