Ahead of World Population Day, a UK charity has given Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a special award for their decision to have no more than 2 kids. In an interview with Vogue in 2019, Harry had said that he will have a maximum of two kids.

Population Matters, the charity, wrote on its website, “We are giving awards to individuals and organisations across the globe for their progressive, effective and brave work promoting reproductive rights, defending the environment, and enlightening the public about the challenges we face and the solutions that are available!” 

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Appreciating the couple for previously announcing their decision to have not more than two children, the organization wrote, “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.”

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“When the Duke first mentioned their intention to do so in his Vogue interview with Population Matters patron Jane Goodall in 2019, he spoke of his love for nature and sense that our natural environment is borrowed, and said we all ‘should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation’. We commend the Duke and Duchess for taking this enlightened decision, and for affirming that a smaller family is also a happy family,” the organisation wrote. 

Other winners include activist Wendo Aszed and author Emma Gannon. The winners of the award, including the Sussexes, will reportedly receive a £500 donation for a charity of their choice.

Markle and Harry tied the knot in Windsor Castle in May 2018. The couple welcomed a son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in 2019 and in June this year, they welcomed their second child, who they named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor