Prince Harry Gets Downright Real About Having Kids With Meghan Markle

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It's no secret that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to start their family sooner rather than later, but they've never actually opened up about how many kids they'd like to bring into the world together. Thanks to a candid joke made by the Duke of Sussex, we may finally have our answer.

  • The Duke and Duchess took a trip to Ireland this week, and Harry was asked in Dublin about their plans to start a family. 

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    Our favorite ginger-headed royal was asked by 43-year-old mom Elaine Adam-Stewart, "My husband also has red hair and he gave me five children -- when are you and Meghan going to get going? She later told PEOPLE magainze, "He laughed and said 'five children? -- too many.'"

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  • Aww, come on, Harry and Meg! We can totally see you with a gaggle of little ones running around!

    The royal newlyweds have been gushing about their plans to start a family ever since they announced their engagement last November. During their first joint interview with BBC, the happy couple was asked if they were already planning to start their family. Harry responded, "Not currently, no ... [laughter] ... I think one step at a time, and hopefully we'll start our family in the near future." 

  • They're also very close with Prince William and Kate Middleton's children.

    They were close on-hand during Prince Louis's christening earlier this week, and took care to include Prince George and Princess Charlotte in their fairytale wedding at Windsor Castle in May. They even spent Christmas Eve night at the Cambridge's Kensington Palace apartment, so they could spend Christmas Morning with the littles. 

  • Well we can't wait to see these two become parents, no matter how many kids they decide to have.

    Given that Meghan reportedly has baby fever (and how could she not, with Kate's three lovelies around?), we're officially on bump-watch. We're just saying -- we won't be surprised to hear an announcement in the relatively near future.