Britain’s biggest family is expanding!

Britain’s biggest brood is expanding! Radfords announce they’ve become grandparents for the FIFTH time – a day after criticising Prince Harry’s stance on large families

  • The Radfords, from Lancashire, who are Britain’s biggest family, have 21 children 
  • First-born Chris welcomed son Jacob Colin to the family yesterday morning
  • Announcement comes a day after his father slammed Prince Harry and Meghan
  • Noel, 48, said their plans to have just two kids are rich considering their lifestyle 

The first-born of Britain’s biggest family has announced a new addition to their brood, just a day after his father slammed Prince Harry’s views on large families.

Chris Radford, 30, from Lancashire, who is one of Noel, 48, and 44-year-old Sue’s 21 children, took to social media to gush about the birth of his newborn son.

Posting on Instagram, Chris wrote: ‘So yesterday morning at 1:20 we welcomed this little bundle of joy into the family. Baby Jacob Colin.’ 

The father-of-two, who is in a relationship with Nicole Spencer, previously welcomed daughter Maisie back in 2017.

Chris’ baby news came just hours after his father Noel, who is now a grandparent of five, criticised Prince Harry’s announcement that he and Meghan would have just two children.  

Chris Radford (pictured with Jacob Colin), 30, who is one of 21 children had by Noel Radford, 48, and Sue Radford, 44, from Lancashire, has welcomed a new addition to the family

Noel slammed Prince Harry’s views on large families when he appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain with his family (pictured) yesterday

The father-of-21, who has five grandchildren, argued that the royal’s lifestyle doesn’t match their vocalised views on protecting the environment. 

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he said: ‘Fair enough if he only wants the two. Not everyone wants a big family like us, do they.

‘But I think if he’s using the excuse of saving the planet, he’s flying around in private jets and he’s got his big entourage following him around everywhere.

‘He’s got his big luxury home that’s heated and has lighting everywhere.’ 

Sue revealed that they chose to have a large family because they enjoy the ‘chaos and laughter.’

Baby Jacob Colin (pictured) currently has one sibling as Chris and Nicole Spencer welcomed their daughter Maisie in 2017

Prince Harry recently revealed climate change has been a factor in his and the Duchess of Sussex’s decision to have just two children. Pictured during a photocall in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire on 8 May 2019

Sue and Noel Radford (pictured) welcomed their first child Chris in 1989, when Sue was just 14-years-old and had their second child by the time she was 17

Sue gave birth to her 21st child Bonnie Raye in November of last year, joining Chris, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 23, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 16, James, 15, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, 9, Oscar, 7, Casper, 6, Hallie, 4, Phoebe, 3 and Archie, 18 months.

Sue sadly lost her son, Alfie in 2014, who was stillborn. 

The mother-of-21, who was just 14-years-old when she had Chris, decided against giving him up for adoption as she and Noel had both been given up for adoption at birth. 

British charity Population Matters is one of the leading campaigners on population control and has advised parents to ‘Stop at Two’. 

Research from 2017 suggests that by not having a child, the carbon footprint of someone living in a developed country would be reduced on average by an extra 58.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

Sue and Noel who have a minimum spend of £350 for weekly food shopping, go through 16 pints of milk and three loaves of bread a day.

The couple wash 18kg of clothes every day of the week and rely on their family bakery business to cover costs, in addition to claiming child benefits.

Sue, 44, and Noel Radford, 48, have a minimum weekly food shop of £350. Pictured, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 23, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 16, James, 15, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, 9, Oscar, 7, Casper, 6, Hallie, 4, Phoebe, 3, Archie, 18 months, Bonnie, eight months

Sophie, who has three children, took to Facebook to share Chris and Nicole’s baby (pictured) news with her 20,000 followers and friends

A history of the Radford family 

December 24, 1970: Noel Radford was born

March 22, 1975:  Sue Radford was born

1982: The couple met for the first time when Sue was seven 

1989: They welcomed their first child Chris

1993: The couple got married, and their second child Sophie was born. Children followed in quick succession ever since.

August 2012: Their first grandchild was born after Sophie gave birth to Daisy 

July 2014: Son Alfie was stillborn

October 2014: Sophie gave birth to her second child, Ayprll

August 2015: Sophie married Joe Broadley  

December 2015: Sophie gave birth to her third child Leo Thomas

June 2017:  First child Chris welcomes a daughter, Maisie 

November 2018: Sue gives birth to her 21st baby 

Sue and Noel became grandparents when their daughter Sophie begun her own family in 2012 – and she has since gone on to have three children.

Chris has not revealed if he and Nicole will follow in his parents footsteps of having a large family.   

The pair received a flood praise for the latest addition to their family after Sophie shared the birth of Jacob Colin on Facebook.

‘Aww congratulations everyone. Can see the Radford Gene’s are strong an lovely for your grandads name to be used xxx,’ wrote one.

Another said: ‘Congratulations to you all he is gorgeous and it’s lovely that ur grand dads name is in his name gorgeous he is gorgeous proud auntie xx’

A third added: ‘Big congratulations to your brother and his partner … beautiful baby looks like a Radford♥️�� enjoy .x’

The Radfords received a stream of messages congratulating the arrival of Baby Jacob Coli, with one saying: ‘Congratulations to you all he is gorgeous’

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