The Real Reason Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Won’t Reveal Archie’s Godparents

When Archie Harrison was born two months ago, many royal fans were already dying to know who would be announced as the baby boy’s godparents. As the christening drew closer, however, it was revealed that this information will be kept a secret.

Meghan, Harry, and Archie
Meghan, Harry, and Archie | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

While people are naturally upset at this news, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry definitely have a sound reason for why they are not revealing the identities of the godparents. Read on to find out more about the upcoming christening and the couple’s decision.

Archie Harrison’s christening will be a private affair

The christening will officially take place today at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. This is the same chapel where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married and also where Prince Harry himself was baptized.

It has also been announced that little Archie’s christening will be a private affair and only a couple dozens of friends and family members will attend.

While Prince William and Kate Middleton did not allow the press inside their children’s christenings, they did allow lots of pictures to be taken as the guests arrived and departed. However, it’s unclear whether Archie Harrison’s special event will have the same amount of press access or less. Nevertheless, the family will release their own photos from the christening.

According to royal expert Marlene Koenig, who told Harper’s Bazaar: “We were spoiled with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s decision to baptize their children where there is public access, or at least, allow the press to photograph arrivals and departures. But this not the norm.”

Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are not revealing the godparents

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are making sure things are even more private by not publicly announcing the identities of Archie Harrison’s godparents.

It is easy to understand why when we think about how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been doing their best to ensure their son will live as a private citizen and lead as normal of a life as possible.

For example, despite the fact that Archie Harrison could have a title, his parents decided that for the time being, he would not have one.

When Archie was born, Meghan and Harry also kept things on the down low and did not pose for photographs after the birth like Prince William and Kate Middleton had done for their children. Instead, they chose to release their own pictures a few days afterwards.

Thus, the intimate, private christening will help the family continue to keep a low profile for their son’s best interest.

Who could possibly be the godparents?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are not revealing anything for now, but that has not stopped royal fans from making speculations anyway.

So far, we know that Prince William and Kate Middleton will probably not be chosen as godparents. Some people believe that this is because of the alleged feud between William and Harry, but the reality is that royals just typically do not choose siblings to be their children’s godparents.

Another person who is out of the running is George Clooney. The star is a friend of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, but when he was asked about whether he would be Archie’s godparent, he revealed that he most likely would not.

“That would be a bad idea,” he told Jimmy Kimmel. “I shouldn’t be the godfather. I’m a father of twins; I can barely do that.”

However, there are still many people close to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry that can be chosen. While siblings are off the list, cousins can make the cut. Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, and even Harry’s cousins on his mother’s side can be picked as godparents.

Additionally, the couple has friends who are not royals or celebrities that could possibly make great godparents for baby Archie, such as Mark Dyer, a mentor who supported Harry a lot after Princess Diana’s death. Harry is actually the godfather to Mark Dyer’s son, so it might make a lot of sense for Dyer to be Archie’s godfather as well.