Britain’s biggest family The Radfords have welcomed their 20th child and the parents vow the little boy will be their last.
Sue Radford, 42, gave birth to baby Archie on Monday after a one hour labour. Sue and her husband Noel, 46, have been having children for the best part of three decades. They were childhood sweethearts and Sue got pregnant with their first child Chris at just 14 years. Almost 30 years later, she and Noel now have 20 children and 3 grandchildren.
Sue told the Sun: “We’re happy to be finishing on a nice even number. I’m just chuffed he is here safe and sound.”
Noel and Sue said their original plan was to have three children, but they loved the experience so much that they simply kept going. Despite their large family, the Radfords say they manage to run a relatively stress-free household.
Noel and Sue do not claim any extra state benefits aside from the regular child benefit. They spend an estimated £30,000 a year of their own money bringing up their children – including birthdays with a budget of £100 per child and Christmas at £100 to £250 per child. In addition, they also have a holiday abroad each year.