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Meghan And Harry’s Famous Friends Are On The List Of Possible Godparents For Baby Archie

by Caralynn Lippo
Caralynn is a Brooklyn, NY-based editor and writer, with a focus on lifestyle and entertainment content. She has bylines on MSN, HelloGiggles, Business Insider, Romper, Redbook Magazine, and more. In her free time, she enjoys watching (and talking!) about television and fostering dogs through a local rescue.

Ever since Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the first child of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, was born on May 6, 2019, fans have wanted to know as much as they can possibly find out about the latest royal baby.

Where was Archie born? What’s up with his unique, decidedly untraditional name? Which friends and family members have visited him so far? So many questions!

Now those following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s lives are focused on a new detail that they’ll definitely get answers about: whom Meghan and Harry will choose as godparents for their son.

Unlike most “commoners,” royal children generally have six to seven godparents, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Prince George, for example, has seven godparents, while his little sister, Princess Charlotte, has five. Prince Louis, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest child, has six godparents. Kate and William have chosen their kids’ godparents from among their friends or extended family members — meaning Prince Harry isn’t a godfather to any of them.

With that in mind, whom will Meghan and Harry choose as godparents for their own son? While we aren’t privy to the couple’s decision process, we can certainly speculate about some likely options.

Because Meghan was previously an actress, she has many famous friends. Per Entertainment Tonight, it’s very possible that one of those celebrities will end up being chosen as a godparent for Archie. Serena Williams, Abigail Spencer, Jessica Mulroney, Markus Anderson, and even Oprah Winfrey are all possible options. And Harry, for his part, has plenty of famous friends as well. One of the late Princess Diana’s closest pals was Elton John. The singer has remained close to Diana’s two sons and even performed at Meghan and Harry’s wedding.

Typically, a few extended family members are also honored with godparent titles. Among the potential options for Archie’s royal godparents are Zara Phillips (the daughter of Princess Anne and first cousin of Harry and William) and Princess Eugenie (the daughter of Prince Andrew and reportedly one of the first to meet Meghan when Harry began dating the former actress).

Of course, it’s entirely possible that Meghan and Harry will surprise us and do something completely different. The royal couple has been decidedly nontraditional so far, after all! In any event, we should be finding out the names of the baby’s godparents within the next month or two, based on previous royal baby godparent announcements. Prince Louis was christened on July 9, about 2½ months after he was born. Similarly, Prince George was baptized at just over 3 months old, while Princess Charlotte’s christening took place when she was  a bit over 2 months old.

Check out the video for ET’s rundown of some more possible godparent candidates!

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