A case of baby fever? Meghan Markle fascinated by baby products during Northern Ireland tour
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may be occupied with their wedding plans and royal engagements, but the two are also thinking of kids, as the soon-to-be-Duchess revealed on Friday.
The royal wedding is still more than a month away but it seems like Meghan Markle is already thinking about her own royal baby with Harry.
During their recent visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland on Friday, Harry and Meghan — while at the campus of the country's next-generation science park — were introduced to a couple who make high-tech baby products. And Meghan apparently let slip her parenting ambitions during the meeting.
The husband-and-wife team Adam and Sinead Murphy showed Harry and Meghan their Shnuggle line of hypoallergenic baby products — including a baby bath and Moses basket.
The wide array of baby equipment seems to have given the future royal a case of baby fever. According to onlookers, Adam and Sinead offered the royals a non-slip baby bath free of charge, to which Harry responded, “How many have you got?”
And Meghan added, as she gestured to the baby-centered display, “I’m sure at some point we’ll need the whole lot!”, hinting that royal babies were very much on her mind. She added, "It's very sweet."
Sinead talked about the royals to reporters, saying, "They seemed very engaged with the products. Harry was particularly interested in the bath. I wonder if he has witnessed bath time with his nephew or niece." She explained, "As soon as he saw the bum bump [which stops the baby from slipping down] he understood immediately. He said, 'Oh, non-slip.'"
Prince Harry and Ms Markle are now meeting husband and wife team Adam and Sinead Murphy, co-founders of @Shnuggle who develop a range of innovative baby products which are exported globally. #RoyalVisit pic.twitter.com/0YyKXK6j48— Catalyst Inc (@CatalystIncHQ) March 23, 2018
Sinead was quizzed about what she thought of Meghan's comment on needing some of her products at some point, and she replied, "With an upcoming marriage it's likely there is going to be an announcement in the next few years. No pressure on the lovely couple!" Harry's older brother, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton already have two children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with a third one on the way.
In Harry and Meghan's first interview as a couple with BBC following the news of their engagement, Harry mentioned that though they weren't planning to have kids right away, he said, "Of course, one step at a time and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future."
Harry and Meghan are seen frequently interacting with children during their royal engagements, and Meghan has previously taken trips to Rwanda to help out children in need.
A royal baby may or may not be on the list of short-term goals for the couple, but they certainly seem ready for one.
Watch: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a little earlier, seemingly delighted with their gifts from these four and six year olds during a visit to the Titanic Belfast attraction. pic.twitter.com/71R9nV5FZQ— Hilary Duncanson (@HDuncansonPA) March 23, 2018