Prince Harry surprisingly hints at how many kids he wants to have with Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle embarked on a royal tour of Ireland this week, and one fan couldn't help but ask about their future plans for starting a family.

The couple tied the knot in May, and are probably now getting used to life as a married couple – a transition that’s especially demanding for Meghan, who’s also adjusting to life as a member of the royal family.

However, despite having only married less than two months, they are constantly bombarded by speculation and questions about their future children.

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During an official engagement in Dublin, a royal fan told Prince Harry that she married a man with red hair – just like Harry – and that he’s given her five children.

According to People magazine, Elaine Adam-Stewart then proceeded to ask the Prince: ‘When are you and Meghan going to get going?’

Speaking about his reaction, she said: ‘He laughed and said, “five children? too many”.’

The couple went on a royal tour of Ireland this week – their first overseas official visit together – during which they’ve made clear how good they both are with children after sharing some really sweet moments with mini royal fans.

While Meghan was posing with a little boy for a photo, he started to play with her hair, which led Prince Harry to then playfully tell him off.

The Duke of Sussex also had his fair share of attention from little ones, when a four-year-old grabbed his beard.

He joked with the little boy: ‘You might have a beard soon — you never know!’

Despite not seeming keen to be a dad-of-five and beat his brother William’s brood of three, the couple have said in the past that they do want to start a family together.

Speaking at their official engagement interview with the BBC, Prince Harry said: ‘I think one step at a time and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.’