Charity that wants to stop families having more than two children to fight climate change gives Meghan and Harry a ‘Special Award’ for their ‘enlightened decision’
- Duke and Duchess of Sussex praised by sustainability charity Population Matters
- Charity gave them a ‘Special Award’ for reducing their environmental impact by limiting their family to two children following birth of Lilibet Diana in June
- The royal couple have been recognised as a ‘role model for other families’
A charity that is campaigning to stop families having more than two children has given Meghan Markle and Prince Harry an award that praises their ‘enlightened decision’.
Population Matters says its campaign to limit families is designed to achieve a ‘sustainable population’, despite their agenda’s similarities to Communist China’s notorious one child policy.
Beijing now ‘allows’ its citizens to have three children after decades of limiting them to one child per family, which led to unknown numbers of ‘unauthorised’ children being abandoned or given away for adoption.
The Duke of Duchess of Sussex were praised by the charity Population Matters for reducing their environmental impact by limiting their family to two children.
The UK-based charity said the couple were being recognised as ‘a role model for other families’ after the birth of Lilibet Diana on June 4 and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019.
Prince Harry and Meghan will be given the award alongside nine others on Sunday, July 11 to mark the United Nations‘ World Population Day.
The couple first referenced their intention to have just two children together during a Vogue magazine interview in 2019.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have become the recipients of a charitable award that praises their ‘enlightened decision’ to limit themselves to having two children
Population Matters said it was recognising Harry and Meghan with the ‘Special Award’ for reducing their impact on the environment by not having any more children following the birth of their daughter this year.
The Sussexes, who quit as senior working royals last year, had baby Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana on June 4, following the birth of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019.
A spokesman 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.’
Harry mentioned his intention to have no more than two children during a talk with chimpanzee expert Dr Jane Goodall in Vogue magazine in 2019.
The royal couple have been recognised as a ‘role model for other families’. Pictured: Meghan and Harry pose with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in September 2019
During the interview, he claimed the Earth is ‘borrowed’, adding: ‘Surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation.’
Each recipient of a ‘Special Award’ will receive a £500 donation for a charity of their choice.
Other winners include Wendo Aszed, founder of a women’s empowerment and community health project in rural Kenya, Emma Gannon, author of Olive, a best-selling novel addressing the choice to be childfree, and Nairashe Maritsa, a teenager fighting child marriage in Zimbabwe.