They haven’t even made it down the aisle yet, but speculation in British tabloid newspapers about how quickly Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might have a baby is already at fever pitch.
According to a front-page report in the Mirror today, Meghan has told a friend that she hopes to have a baby within a year of getting married.
The Mirror quotes a source as saying: “They’re desperate to have children as soon as possible, they’re hoping it won’t take long.”
Meanwhile, in a new Sky documentary, Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, Markle’s friend and former agent, revealed how the actress had shared the news she was dating Prince Harry, and said she had spoken about her hopes of having a family.
Appearing in the Sky documentary, Harry and Meghan: A Love Story, which screened in the U.K. last night, the agent claims she had once asked Markle if she saw children in her future.
“She said to me, ‘I would absolutely love to have children, and I can’t wait to be a mother,’” Nelthorpe-Cowne said.
She also revealed the moment she learned about the relationship, saying: “Meghan and I were at lunch and she was really excited that day. I said to her, ‘You look fantastic, Meghan. What’s going on in your life, you seem excited?’
“And she said, ‘Well yes, I have a date tonight.’
And I said, ‘Really, with who? Do I know him?’
And she said, ‘Yes I’m sure you’ll know him, I’m meeting Prince Harry.’ In a whisper she sort of said it.
“And I said, ‘Who?’
And she said, ‘Prince Harry, I’m meeting Prince Harry tonight.’
And I said, ‘Prince Harry?!’”
Harry has made no secret of his desire to have children.
He said in his engagement interview: “Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”
Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty Magazine, told the Mirror: “You would imagine a baby must be quite high on the agenda given Meghan’s age. We all know that Harry loves children. He’s a great uncle and the expectation is that he will be an equally great father.”
Meghan is 36 and Harry is 33.