Having recently welcomed their second child, a baby girl, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have declared they will not be having any more children.

Following the confirmation that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will only have two children, the couple have been given an award for their “enlightened decision”.

The award has been given by UK-based charity, Population Matters, which “addresses population size and its effects on environmental sustainability”.

After marrying in May 2018, the couple welcomed their first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the following year on May 6, 2019. Then, last month, the couple welcomed their second child Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4, 2021.

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Population Matters has recognised the couple – who decided to take a step back from senior royal duties last year – as they are acting as “a role model for other families”.

In a statement released by the charity a spokesperson said, “In choosing and publicly declaring their intention to limit their family to two, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are helping to ensure a better future for their children and providing a role model for other families.

“Having a smaller family reduces our impact on the Earth, and provides a better chance for all our children, their children and future generations to flourish on a healthy planet.

“We commend the Duke and Duchess for taking this enlightened decision, and for affirming that a smaller family is also a happy family.”

Back in 2019, after welcoming their first child Archie, Prince Harry discussed with Dr Jane Goodall in Vogue magazine how he had Meghan intended to have “two kids maximum”.

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