Why George Clooney Said He Was ‘Irritated’ After Meghan Markle Gave Birth to Archie

George Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney, attended Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex‘s wedding in 2018. Since then, the A-list star has spoken on occasion about his friendship with the duke and duchess. However, after the Sussexes’ son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on May 6, 2019, Clooney described the birth as “kind of irritating.”

Read on to find out why.

Amal and George Clooney arriving at St George's Chapel for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle
Amal and George Clooney arriving at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle | Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Clooney shut down rumors that he’s Archie’s godfather

Before Meghan and Harry’s son was christened on July 6, 2019, there was plenty of speculation about who his godparents would be and Clooney’s name kept coming up.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the actor told the late-night host that he was too busy with his own stuff to be anyone’s godfather. “That would be a bad idea. I shouldn’t be the godfather. I’m a father of twins; I can barely do that,” Clooney said.

He added: “I’m not going to be the godfather. I promise you that… [I] should not be anyone’s godfather.”

Why Clooney said it was ‘kind of irritating’ when Archie was born

George Clooney dressed down on the set of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
George Clooney dressed down on the set of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ | Randy Holmes via Getty Images

Despite his friendship with the Sussexes, Clooney wasn’t exactly thrilled with their son’s birthdate since Archie was born the same day he was.

“It’s a big day for me, and now some royal child has been born,” Clooney told Extra. “It’s kind of irritating if you think about it because I’ve already had to split [my birthday] with Orson Welles, Sigmund Freud, and now this [baby] comes in.”

“I’m moving down the line very quickly,” he joked.

The Sussexes’ message for fans on Archie’s 2nd birthday

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, during a photocall two days after he was born
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, during a photocall two days after he was born | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Meghan and Harry had a message for their fans on Archie’s second birthday.

“We have been deeply touched over the past two years to feel the warmth and support for our family in honor of Archie’s birthday,” the pair wrote on their Archwell Foundation website. “Many of you donate to charities on his behalf, and mark the occasion by giving back or doing an act of service–all through the goodness of your hearts. You raise funds for those who need it most, and continue to do so organically and selflessly. We remain incredibly grateful.”

The couple also donated to a charity on their son’s birthday. People noted that Meghan and Harry donated 200 knit beanie hats to the I Got Your Back Pack initiative for children in need in New Zealand. But that’s not all. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off a donation drive to achieve global COVID-19 vaccine equity.

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