Recently, in a new interview, Prince Harry shared that he is very interested in having children. He spoke in a interview with the Telegraph about struggling for years with mental health and ultimately getting to a place of protection in his life.
That feeling of safety has guided Prince Harry to start having thought about starting a family. He revealed in the interview that he would “of course love to have kids.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been dating for almost a year. It seems like Markle is interested in having kids herself, her nephew, Tyler Dooley, told Reveal magazine in December.
“She says she wants to have kids, and she’d definitely be a good wife and mother. Megan has always been very caring. She has always cared for me, right from when I was a baby, and I look up to her now, just like I did when I was a a kid. She had a mothering side, even as a young girl. She’s a natural, and it’s the right time for her to have her own family.”
Prince William, Prince Harry’s older brother, has two children with Kate Middleton: Prince George, 3-years-old and Princess Charlotte, 1-year-old.
However, Prince Harry wasn’t always feeling confident about starting a family or settleing down. Many years after he lost his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry spoke in the Telegraph interview about the effect it had on him.
“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well,” Prince Harry explained in the interview. “I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.”
Prince Harry admitted that it took time for them to feel comfortable talking about the big loss.
“My way of dealing with it was sticking my head in the sand, refusing to ever think about my mum, because why would that help? [I thought] it’s only going to make you sad, it’s not going to bring her back. So from an emotional side, I was like ‘right, don’t ever let your emotions be part of anything’. So I was a typical 20, 25, 28-year-old running around going ‘life is great’, or ‘life is fine’ and that was exactly it. And then [I] started to have a few conversations and actually all of a sudden, all of this grief that I have never processed started to come to the forefront and I was like, there is actually a lot of stuff here that I need to deal with.”