Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Win Award for 'Enlightened' Choice To Have 2 Kids

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry received an award and a cash prize from a charity group based in the United Kingdom for choosing to have just two children. Population Matters hailed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for making such an "enlightened decision" as parents to limit the number of their kids. 

The Sussex pair welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison, in May 2019. In June 2021, the couple had Lilibet Diana, who was named after Queen Elizabeth. 

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According to the organization, the choice made by Harry, 36, and Markle, 39, to have a smaller family impacts the planet Earth as they create a lesser carbon footprint. Population Matters is an advocate for a sustainable population so that the Earth can flourish and remain healthy for future generations. 

Harry and Markle also won $500 for this parenting award, which they can donate to a charity of their choice. 

'Just Two Maximum'

As Harry was expecting the birth of his first child, he said in an interview with British Vogue in 2019 that he and his wife plan on having "just two maximum" children in an effort to save the planet. The Duke of Sussex said that as evolved beings, the older population should consciously strive to leave something better for the next generation so he and his wife intend to stop having more children.

His bold statement was a stark contrast to the choice of his brother, Prince William, who has three children with his wife, Kate Middleton. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who have been married for 10 years, are parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. 

However, a top numerologist predicted that Harry and Markle will have a third child in three years. Heather James, who works for a dating agency, said that the Sussex couple's numbers show that they are such a good match both in business and in their personal life that having another child could still be in the cards.  

Securing a Digital Footprint

Meanwhile, following the birth of Lilibet, Harry and Markle confirmed that they have registered a public domain for their baby girl. A spokesperson for the couple said that the Sussex purchased a "significant number of domains" to protect their daughter's name from being exploited, given that her parents are such public figures.  

The websites, however, have not been activated but this will prevent other people from cashing in on LilibetDiana.com and LiliDiana.com. The couple also did the same for their son and has parked ArchieHarrison.com as their property. 

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But it's not just Harry and Markle who are setting and securing their children's digital footprint. According to a study enlisted by GoDaddy, the web hosting company, about 48 percent of millennial parents purchase domain names bearing for their children for about $12 a year. Of these numbers, 38 percent have proceeded to create a dedicated website filled with milestones and photos. 

According to a tech and cybersecurity expert, it's not a bad idea for parents to protect their children's digital identity since hijacking domain names is common. However, some parenting experts cautioned putting a lot of their children's information out in public as the child could be upset about it later on. 

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