It appears someone in the royal family has baby fever. Just one week after his brother, Prince William, and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, welcomed their second child, Princess Charlotte, Britain’s Prince Harry has revealed his desire to have children of his own.
In an interview with Sky News (via People) on Monday, Harry, 30, discussed his yearning for offspring, his plans to settle down and what he thinks of his niece, Princess Charlotte. While Harry, who is currently in tour in New Zealand, admitted he did not watch any live coverage of Charlotte’s exit from St. Mary’s Hospital in London on May 2 alongside his sister-in-law Kate, 33, he did reveal he got a sneak-peek of his niece courtesy of his 32-year-old brother, William.
“He sent me two photos. One before everybody else, which was nice,” Harry said with a smile. He said the second image showed the young royal at home with William and Kate’s first-born, Prince George, 1. “I am so looking forward to seeing her, to meeting her and to holding her. She was a little bit late, hence, I missed her. So she’ll have to work on that,” he joked.
When asked if his brother’s marriage and two children has impacted his plans to start a family of his own, Harry revealed he does have marriage and babies on the mind. “There comes time when you think now is the time to settle down, or now is not, whatever way it is, but I don’t think you can force these things. It will happen when it’s going to happen,” he said. “Of course, I’d love to have kids right now, but there is a process that one has to go through.”
Harry also dished about his desire to have a partner to accompany him on tours. “It would be great to have someone else next to me,” he said, adding that a partner would definitely help alleviate “the pressure” that comes with fulfilling royal tours. “Whatever happens will happen, I guess," he said.
While Harry has admitted his desire to settle down and start a family of his own, he is currently single. For two years he was said to be dating actress Cressida Bonas, but the pair reportedly split last spring. He was most recently linked to German model Anastasia Guseva. Whether or not the dating rumors are true, Prince Harry will have much more time for love this summer. In March, he confirmed his plans to part ways with the British Army in June.