Who Are Baby Archie’s Godparents?
It is hard to believe that it has been over two months since baby Archie came into the world. Archie’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have, so far, gone to great lengths to keep their only son out of the public eye. They would only give the public small little peeks of him here and there. But that all changed on July 6, when he had his christening.
Up until that point, we only saw pictures of his feet or a small portion of his face. But during his christening, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared multiple photos of their son and the world finally got to see a clear picture of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
After seeing more pictures of the newest royal family member, many people are wondering if Meghan and Harry are also willing to share specific details about little Archie’s christening, specifically, if the Duke and Duchess have picked out Archie’s Godparents yet. So, who did Meghan and Harry pick to be Archie’s Godparents? Here is what we know.
Where did Archie’s christening take place?
On July 6, exactly two months after baby Archie was born, he was baptized at Windsor Castle in Queen Elizabeth II’s private chapel. The ceremony was a small and intimate affair with only close friends and relatives in attendance. Tradition is very important to the royals during a christening. That is why Archie wore the same christening gown that has been worn by all of the royal babies that were born in the last 11 years.
Also, the Lilly Font was used during the christening, which is a silver bowl specially designed by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It has been used at every royal christening that’s taken place since 1841.
What role do godparents play in a baby’s life?
When a baby is baptized, the baby’s parents often choose godparents for the child. According to The Catholic Spirit: “It is the duty and privilege of Catholic parents to pass on the gift of faith to their newly baptized child, and likewise, it is the duty and privilege of godparents to assist the parents with this all-important task.”
The godparent is also the one who will take care of the child in the case that something should happen to the parents. The role of a godparent is taken very seriously. It is so important that some parents choose to pick multiple sets of godparents for each child.
In fact, Prince George has seven different godparents, Princess Charlotte has five godparents, and Prince Louis has six different godparents. So, there is a good chance baby Archie also has multiple godparents.
Who are Archie’s godparents?
So far, Meghan and Harry had been adamant about ensuring that their son gets all of the privacy that he deserves. Apparently, this courtesy also extends to Archie’s godparents.
It has been reported that Archie’s godparents do not want the public to know who they are, and Meghan and Harry respect their wishes. The godparents did attend the christening, but Meghan and Harry refused to let photographers attend the ceremony. Therefore, we are not sure who attended.
Although we do know that Prince Charles along with his wife Camilla attended as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and Princess Diana’s sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes. The queen did not make it to the christening as she had prior engagements.
While we may never get confirmation on who Archie’s godparents are, many speculate that the list of godparents could include Harry’s best friend since childhood, Charlie van Straubenzee, and Meghan’s close friends, Genevieve Hills and Lindsay Roth.
Some people had thought the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would pick famous celebrities to be the godparents, like George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, or Priyanka Chopra. But according to Cosmopolitan, the people Meghan and Harry picked are not celebrities, referred to as “private citizens,” which is why they have not been publicly named.