When you’re a part of a famous family, it’s inevitable that you will be the center of attention. Especially if you happen to be a part of the royal family. Every step, decision, and even outfit the royals make will be criticized by a watchful eye, as well as being inspiring and influencing the masses that follow and like them.
Even things as personal and mundane as the royal children are in the news almost every other day, with several people wanting to offer their advice and opinions. Most recently, the San-Fransisco-based parenting company Having Kids has written an open letter to Prince William and Kate voicing their opinions on the couple having a third child.
Due to some interesting reasoning, the company respectfully asks that the royal couple keep their family at two children and to ‘consider forgoing having a third child.’ Keep on reading to find out why.
In the open letter to Prince William and Kate, ‘Having Kids’ respectfully asks the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to consider stopping after their second child.
The company promotes smaller families and has posted a letter to their website which details their opinions on the royal family’s children.
The letter has been signed by the company’s president, Carter Dillard, and executive director Anne Green who have noted the royal family’s public influence.
The letter offers a few ‘helpful’ suggestions and facts to the royal family, suggesting that a larger family is not what they should be promoting and that several people base their family planning on the royal family.
The Having Kids parenting company strives to give parents a ‘fair start’, and the organization pointed out a few things that larger families can impact.
‘Large families are not sustainable,’ the letter reads. ‘We must keep moving in the right direction.’ it explains in regards to halving the human fertility rates.
Some of the impacts Having Kids mentioned were severe flooding, deadlier heatwaves, and an increase in disease. They are all thought to be caused by families that are too large.
The letter kindly suggests that the Royal family consider setting the example of a smaller family, as well as explaining that not every family will be as privileged.
‘Of course, we know that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are certain to have wonderful lives,’ it reads. ‘protected from the deprivations of poverty and the threat of environmental degradation.’
It went on to explain that these larger families can lead to unfair situations for children and asks the Royal couple to consider setting the example of a smaller family.
The royal couple has yet to respond to the open letter. Kate, who is a mother to George, 4, and Charlotte, 2, has even said that she might want to have more children.
The letter has received some backlash from fans and ‘Royal watchers’. Having Kids has responded to the comments saying that the royal couple can lead by example and that the impact of the wealthiest families can have an effect on the general public. In the end, William and Kate can have as little or as many children as they want.