'Possibly another baby' on the cards for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next year

Ellen Manning

Another baby could be on the cards for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex next year, according to one royal expert.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan welcomed baby Archie to the world in May this year, taking him with them on their first overseas tour as a family to South Africa in September.

And it might not be long before Archie has a sibling, royal commentator Omid Scobie has suggested.

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Asked about the Sussexes plans for 2020, the royal editor at large for Harper’s Bazaar told Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Special’ that it is likely to be a busy year for the royal couple.

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Toby Melville/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Could royal baby Archie get a sibling in 2020? (Picture: Toby Melville/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

He said: “I think the big thing next year is the launch of the Sussex Royal Foundation, that is their focus now.

“Although they’re technically not working at the moment I don’t believe for a second that they’re not spending time planning this because a launch will be around the end of the first quarter, beginning of second quarter, of next year. So that will very much really see 2020 for them.

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In a hint about more big change in the couple’s personal life, he added: “I don’t think we’ll see many new patronages or anything like that, I think it will really focus on what they have on the table now - possibly another baby, who knows...”

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It's been a big year for Harry and Meghan, including welcoming Archie to the world (Picture: CHRIS ALLERTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Prince Harry has previously said that he and Meghan will have no more than two children because of concerns for the environment.

In an interview with primatologist Jane Goodall for British Vogue when it was guest-edited by his wife, Harry said becoming a father in May had changed his perspective.

He said: “I view it differently now, without question. But I've always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children.”

When Goodall added “Not too many,” Harry said: “two, maximum”.

Asked whether having another child would be too much for Meghan, who has admitted struggling this year living in the spotlight as a new mother, Scobie said the couple’s life away from that “noise” was “beautiful” and it wouldn’t be surprising if they wanted to grow.

He said: “I think this shows that their focus really, away from all the noise, is the beautiful family life that they have at home that is great.

“That is the positivity in their life and why wouldn’t you want that to grow?”