What Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Said About Having Kids in Their Engagement Interview

harry meghan engagementBritain's Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Britain's Prince Harry will marry his US actress girlfriend Meghan Markle early next year after the couple became engaged earlier this month, Clarence House announced on Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t anticipate where they would be exactly a year later when they announced their engagement on a sleepy Monday morning on November 27, 2017.

To kick off the week, the palace announced the couple’s engagement, which was followed by a flurry of activity, including an appearance by the future Duke and the Duchess of Sussex for their photocall in the gardens of Kensington Palace.

The two continued the day by giving a formal interview—their first joint sit-down as a couple—revealing everything from the royal’s romantic, private proposal in the comfort of his home to their future plans to expand their family.


Twelve months later, the two are now expecting their first child together due in the spring of 2019. Here’s what they said last November about having kids. When the couple was asked last fall about the prospect of having children, Prince Harry smiled and noted to BBC News, “Not currently, no.”

Of course the two wanted kids, especially so that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and recently-born Prince Louis would have cousins. “One step at a time,” Harry added. “And hopefully, we’ll start a family.”

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(Credit: BBC News)

In the same interview, the couple touched on Harry side of the family tree. “His family has been so welcoming–on both sides of the family. His mom’s side as well, which has been really good to me,” Markle said at the time. “We’ve had a really nice time getting to know them.”

Six months later, the dynamic duo married in a whimsical, personalized wedding at Windsor Castle. In October, just at the start of their royal tour in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, they announced they were expecting their first child together.

Prince Harry, Sir Peter Cosgrove and Meghan Duchess of Sussex at Admiralty House, Sydney
Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex tour of Australia – 16 Oct 2018
The Duke and Duchess receive a welcome to Admiralty House by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor- General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove. Their Royal Highnesses will meet representatives from each of the eighteen Invictus Games countries, before signing the Visitor’s Book, followed by an official call with the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove. (Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock)

Now, months away from welcoming their baby, the couple announced over Thanksgiving weekend that they will be moving out of Nottingham Cottage (where the proposal took place) into Frogmore Cottage, which features more bedrooms and increased privacy under the security protection of Windsor Castle.

Watch the full interview below.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.