Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have always said they want children[Getty]
However, we shouldn’t expect to hear anything too soon as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s schedule is jam packed with royal engagements.
In the meantime, the newlyweds have been meeting hordes of well wishers and royal fans across the country as they embark on a series of official outings.
One recent event saw the couple get playful with a little boy who was trying to touch Meghan’s luscious locks, leaving us all cooing over the adorable moment between the husband and wife.
Walter Cullen tugged at Meghan Markle’s hair [Getty]
As we await the news we’re all hoping for later this year, here are all the heartwarming things the couple have said about having babies.
They definitely want babies
During Telegraph’s Mad World podcast, Prince Harry said: “I, of course, I would love to have kids. I’m a godfather to quite a few of my friends’ children.”
How many children Prince Harry wants
The three year old was playful with Meghan [Getty]
While Meghan and Harry have admitted they want children, they haven’t specified how many.
However, we can rule out that they’ll have more than four, after Harry spoke to a couple during their Ireland visit.
According to People, a well-wisher said to Harry: “My husband also has red hair and he gave me five children — when are you and Meghan going to get going?”
And Harry is said to have laughed when he replied: “Five children? — too many.”
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Britain’s Prince Harry and Prince Harry’s fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle speak with Sinead Murphy from Shnuggle baby products [Getty]
Browsing baby products
It seems the couple are already familiar with what babies and toddlers require, no doubt because they’ve seen Prince William and Kate Middleton at home with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
During a visit to Belfast in March, the couple showed interest in some baby products and when they were shown a baby bath tub Prince Harry immediately understood what the bump in the middle was for.
He said: “Oh, non-slip” as he examined the tub.
Prince Harry’s fiancee, US actress Meghan Markle plays with a baby as she greet well-wishers in Belfast [Getty]
Future plans revealed in engagement interview
When they announced their engagement in November last year, they were asked about the possibility of starting a family.
“Of course,” Harry responded. “You know, one step at a time. Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”
Meghan can’t wait to start a family
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said they can’t wait to start a family [BBC]
When Meghan was interviewed by Best Health magazine in 2016, she revealed what was on her bucket list.
“I want to travel more and I can’t wait to start a family, but in due time,” she said
She also said to Lifestyle magazine in 2015: “It’s all about balance, and 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.”