Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are applauded by a British charity that believes one way to save the environment is to limit couples to having only two children.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are recipients of Population Matters’ ‘special award’, which salutes the couple for previously announcing their decision to have at most two children.
“By choosing and publicly declaring their intention to limit their family to two, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are helping to ensure a better future for their children and provide a role model for other families,” the organization writes of the couple on their website.
Population Matters recalled Harry’s revelation about his family’s expansion during a conversation with Dr Jane Goodall for Vogue in 2019. When discussing his future as a father, Harry said he was planning to have, “Two, maximum!”
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He also explained how his philanthropy efforts and his travels around the world as a former active member of the British Royal Family opened his eyes to the benefits of preserving the environment.
“I think, oddly, because of the people I’ve met and the places I’ve been lucky enough to go, I’ve always had a connection and love for nature. I see it differently now. , without a doubt, “he told Goodall, a pioneering British primatologist.
Population Matters also reminded Harry that humans around the world “should be able to leave something better for the next generation.”
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“We congratulate the Duke and Duchess for making this informed decision and for affirming that a small family is also a happy family,” added the organization.
Meghan and Harry were among the association’s half-dozen laureates ahead of World Population Day on Sunday. The awards were presented to “individuals and organizations around the world for their progressive, effective and courageous work in support of reproductive rights, environmental advocacy and public education on the challenges we face. and the solutions available! “
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The winners, including the Sussexes, will receive a donation of £ 500 (approx. $ 695) to a charity of their choice.
Markle, a former American actress, became the Duchess of Sussex when she married Harry in May 2018 at Windsor Castle. The couple welcomed a son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departures from royal duties began in 2020 over what they described as British media intrusions and racist attitudes towards Markle. The family now resides in the coastal town of Montecito, California.
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On June 4, the couple welcomed their second child, a daughter named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The child is eighth to the British throne.
The name pays homage to Harry’s grandmother, Queen elizabeth ii, whose family nickname is Lilibet, and his late mother, Princess Diana.
Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco and The Associated Press contributed to this report.