Pretty much from the moment Meghan Markle welcomed her first child, the British tabloid media has been breathlessly speculating about the possibility of a younger sibling for little Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
In keeping with their policy of making Meghan’s life as hellish as possible at all times, the press was demanding answers and publishing rumors about baby number two while Archie was still tethered to the Duchess via royal umbilical cord.
Typically, royals are rather tight-lipped about their family planning, as well they should be.
Feel free to take a page from their playbook this Thanksgiving, and tell Aunt Karen to cram it when she asks why you’re still single.
Anyway, the Sussexes have been unusually straightforward on the family front, with Harry telling the press that he and Meghan plan to have two kids.
(And only two kids, thank you very much.)
And it seems they plan to make that happen sooner rather than later.
Meghan and Harry have cleared their schedules for the last six weeks of 2019, and insiders say they plan to spend that time siring an heir.
According to a new report from Us Weekly, the couple hopes "to get pregnant again by next year."
Needless to say, they don’t have a whole lot of time to meet that self-imposed deadline.
Recent reports have indicated that Meghan is feeling pressured to get pregnant again.
But an insider tells Us that the main reason she wants to have a second kid so soon is that she’s found the greatest joy of her life in motherhood.
“Their family is their number one priority,” a source close to the couple tells the tabloid.
Meg already has a whole lot on her plate these days — but she also has an army of household staffers, so the idea of caring for a toddler and an infant at the same time might not seem quite so daunting.
In other royal news, insiders say that despite reports to the contrary, the Sussexes and the Cambridges are still feuding.
There was a time when Will and Harry would’ve settled this on the field of battle, but these days, royal beefs consist of subtly snide comments in interviews and generally keeping a good distance from one another.
That’s probably for the best.
Still, we’re guessing both parties occasionally long for the days when burying the hatchet meant planting a small ax in your enemy’s skull.