It’s only been three months since the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her first son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, but she and Prince Harry are already considering adding another baby to the equation.
The Sussex family may soon have a new addition to their little family, but not in a way that the rest of the royal family has planned or approved. According to internal sources, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seek to adopt a child.
The couple’s honeymoon in Botswana, as well as the fact that they were appointed ambassadors of Commonwealth Africa, sparked their interest in adopting an orphaned African baby.
The couple had been to a few orphanages on their trip to Africa. And the sources said to be close to the couple have revealed that the pair were humbled and deeply moved by what they had witnessed in those homes for countless orphaned African children. They supposedly promised to go back soon and give one of the orphans a more permanent home.
The same sources also claim that adopting an African child would serve as a sort of tribute by Prince Harry to his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Back in her day, one of Princess Diana’s most important missions was to improve the state of the lives of the children in Angola. However, she had never considered adopting any of the orphans.
On the other hand, it is thought that the likely adoption could be a tribute to Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is of African-American descent. However, it is maintained, there is no reason to celebrate at the moment since it is simply a possibility that the duke and the duchess are talking and ruminating.
If they decide to adopt a child, it will be the first case of adopting a member of the royal family for centuries.
It would also not be the first time that they would go against the tradition and do something that Queen Elizabeth II could disapprove of and not be happy to do.
The pair has already broken tradition by moving out of the castle and living in a separate household from the rest of the royal family members. If their next move involves another breach of the old ways, it is said that it may cause more tension between Prince Harry and the Queen.
And if the Queen meets the probable adoption with the opposition, Prince William and his family, it is believed, may side with her. Some quarters think that could mar the bond the two brothers share.
But the source assuredly states nothing is set in stone, and the matter is not final. For now, the Duke and Duchess are merely showing an interest in doing so.
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