July 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want only two children “maximum” because of environmentalist concerns, the Duke of Sussex revealed in an interview with Jane Goodall.
Prince Harry interviewed the primatologist for the September issue of British Vogue, which Markle guest-edited. The issue features Laverne Cox, a gender-confused man, as a “woman of impact.” Markle also interviewed former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama.
Goodall’s and Prince Harry’s conversation shifted from Goodall’s work with animals to concerns about the environment.
“It’s crazy to think we can have unlimited economic development on a planet with finite natural resources,” said Goodall. “There’s a lot of violence and war and suffering around the world today, but we’re part of the natural world, and if we can’t learn to live in harmony with it, then this is going to get worse. There will be more conflicts, people fighting over the last fertile land, the last fresh water.”
“What we need to remind everybody is: these are things that are happening now. We are already living in it,” Prince Harry replied. “We are the frog in the water and it’s already been brought to the boil. Which is terrifying.”
“It is terrifying. Especially as you’ve just had a baby,” remarked Goodall.
Prince Harry began to say he’s “always had a connection and a love for nature.”
“I view it differently now” that he has a child, he said, “without question. But I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children…”
“Not too many!” Goodall interjected.
“Two, maximum!” Prince Harry replied. “But I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed. 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.”
The “next generation” in England may face the economic problems that come with a declining birth rate.
“There were 679,106 live births in England and Wales in 2017, a decrease of 2.5% from 2016 and the lowest number of live births since 2006,” the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics reports. “In 2017, the total fertility rate (TFR) declined for the fifth consecutive year to 1.76 children per woman, from 1.81 in 2016.”
In June, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex used their Instagram account to follow 11 pro-LGBT groups in celebration of “Pride Month.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton, whose third child was born last year, are rumored to want more children. Population control activists have urged them not to do so.
Markle has a reputation as a typical Hollywood progressive. According to pro-abortion Irish journalist Una Mulally, the Duchess told her she was pleased that the Emerald Isle voted to legalize abortion on demand.