Kate Middleton and Prince William urged not to have third child in bizarre open letter
Kate Middleton and Prince William have been encouraged not to have a third child in a strange open letter.
A San Franciso-based children's organisation called Having Kids addressed the British royal couple by "respectfully" asking they don't expand their family or "consider forgoing having a third child".
Kate and William (both 35) have two children Prince George (four) and Princess Charlotte (three) and the couple's influence has been noted by the organisation, namely urging them to "model a sustainable small family" for the public, citing poverty and climate change.
"Of course, we know that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are certain to have wonderful lives, protected from the deprivations of poverty and the threat of environmental degradation," it reads.
"They will receive optimal amounts of care and attention, as well as the best possible education. But the same can't be said of every future child."
The letter, written by Carter Dillard and executive director Anne Green, notes that families "consider forgoing another child and taking part of the substantial resources saved to help a different family plan a fair start in life for their child", which is not exactly an issue for the British royal family.
"The point is simply this: Family planning should be child-centred, and the Fair Start model is a serious move towards ensuring all children get the equal opportunities in life they deserve. And that they do so in a healthy, safe, and greener environment."
The letter is in response to Kate's light-hearted comment about having "more babies" during a recent visit to Poland with her husband of six years.
The couple were given a soft toy designed to comfort newborns, which Kate politely quipped in response to receiving the gift: "We will just have to have more babies."
The open letter has received mixed reaction from supporters and critics alike.