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Harry & Meghan: Baby #3 after all!

The doting parents have had a change of heart.
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Shortly after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan welcomed their first child, Archie, in May 2019, the proud new dad publicly pledged that they wouldn’t be having a large family in a bid to save the environment.

WATCH BELOW: Harry and Meghan arrive at the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala in New York

“Two, maximum!” he pledged to conservationist Dr Jane Goodall during an interview for British Vogue.

In fact, Harry, 37, was so insistent in his views that some palace insiders took it as a possible dig at his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who had recently welcomed their third child and were said to be discussing a fourth.

But now, sources close to the Sussexes suggest the pair is experiencing a change of heart and are considering a third child after all.

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While Harry has said that having two kids is “a juggle”, he now wants to add a third into the mix. (Credit: Getty)

The new baby would join big brother Archie, 2, and sister Lilibet, almost 7 months.

“Harry and Meghan have done a lot of soul-searching about this,” says a source.

“They feel they can contribute more positively to the world by raising smart, informed children who will go on to be the same into adulthood. They feel the positives of that outweigh the risks to the climate.”

Currently, the plan is to start undergoing IVF when Lili turns 1 next June, depending on if Meghan, 40, is comfortable weaning her onto a bottle by then.

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Harry and Meghan’s eldest child, Archie, has been begging his parents for a little brother. (Credit: Instagram)

But what of their defiant pledge to limit their family planning to just two offspring?

“Of course, it’ll be slightly awkward, but they’ve learnt over the past couple of years that they can pretty much say whatever they want and get away with it, because the news cycle moves so fast.

“All they have to do is break the news of a third pregnancy, and then have another controversial news story to drop a week later and watch everyone move on.”

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The Sussexes were once so outspoken in their plan to have just two children that British organisation Population Matters recently gave them an award! (Credit: Getty)

At the end of the day, say sources, Meghan and Harry have enjoyed being parents more than they could’ve dreamed and aren’t willing to put their baby years behind them just yet.

“Meghan absolutely loves watching Harry with Archie and Lili. He’s a natural-born father and, despite it all, when he’s with his kids it’s the happiest he’s ever been,” concludes the source. “Meghan can’t bear that this is the last she’ll see of him with a newborn.

“Plus, ever since Lilibet arrived, Archie has been asking for a baby brother – and neither Meghan nor Harry can ever say no to him!”

Read more in this week’s New Idea, on sale now.

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