Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might not have walked down the aisle yet, but already the subject of having kids has come up for the couple a few times. During a joint December interview with the BBC, Harry opened up about starting a family with his future bride after proposing to the Suits star back in November. When asked by reporter Mishal Husain about whether he and Meghan are planning on having kids anytime soon, Harry replied, "Not yet, no, but I think eventually, one step at a time, and we'll start a family in the near future."
Now it seems the "near future" might be a bit further down the road than some would have assumed. "There is absolutely no pressure on the couple to have children at all," a source from inside the palace told Us Weekly. "Should they not want any, that would be fine. However, both are keen to start a family in the future, but don't expect anything immediately."
According to the insider, Harry and Meghan have their sights set on conquering goals as husband and wife first before adding children into the mix. "There is so much they want to do as a couple, and Meghan is really keen to begin working for the British Monarchy."
The source also revealed Meghan "is already having private meetings with charities that Harry has helped set up so she can get to know the humanitarian landscape of the U.K."
That's not to say that Harry and Meghan haven't expressed their desires to have little ones of their own. Back in April, Harry told The Telegraph that he "would love to have kids." Family life has also been on Meghan's mind for quite some time now. In May 2016, Meghan told Best Health magazine that she couldn't "wait to start a family." The 36-year-old reiterated her sentiments just a few months later, telling Lifestyle magazine she dreamed of being a mom.
"It's all about balance," she stated. "I have so much happiness in my career and am fortunate to travel the world and see so many amazing things — it will also be nice to be anchored to something grounded and in the same place. Raising a family will be a wonderful part of that."
When we think about all of the times Harry was out-of-control cute with kids and Meghan's humanitarian work with young girls, we can't help but believe these two, who already looked like doting parents while visiting a community center for children recently, will make wonderful, loving parents whenever "the near future" arrives.