Prince Harry and his American fiancée, actress Meghan Markle, have announced that they’re considering adopting Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde as their son.
If approved, the adoption will take place after the Royal Couple are wed on May 19, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said.
“Sure, it’s a little strange considering I’m a grown man with a wife and children of my own but this could be a great move for First Nations,” said Bellegarde.
“I’ve always said we need to close the gap and my being a Royal Son could help me achieve that.”
Although royal watchers fear the adoption could lead to a sort of sibling rivalry with a fully-grown Indigenous man who was given as an engagement gift earlier in 2017, a spokesperson for the Royal Family said that it’s premature to make such observations.
Bellegarde, who will go up for re-election in 2018, said that if he gets a second term he’ll still be able to balance politics with his duties as son of the Royal Couple.