Following the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now faced with a tough decision. Who will be the godparents of baby Archie? Reports have surfaced that the new royal parents are planning a traditional christening for their little bundle of joy.
So, who are Archie's godparents going to be?
Sadly, royal fans will probably have to wait until the actual christening to learn who Meghan and Harry choose as their first child’s godparents. Though traditionally, the royals have chosen numerous godparents for their offspring. Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton chose seven people for their first son, Prince George, and five for their daughter Princess Charlotte.
Apparently, the Obamas are candidates to be Archie’s godparents.
Well, we’d definitely cast our ballot in favor of former POTUS and FLOTUS, Barack and Michelle Obama, being named baby Archie’s godparents. Royal biographer Angela Levin made the surprising claim when talking to The Royal Box about the upcoming christening. She explained that the two couples get along “very well” and Michelle even helped mentor Meghan during her transition into the royal family.
“I think the Obamas could very well stand there because Harry has always got on very, very well with them,” she said. Adding, “And Meghan does too. And Meghan has used Mrs. Obama to help her understand the royals and how she should do things. She’s used her as a bit of a mentor.”
The Sunday Times revealed baby Archie’s baptism will take place in early July and his godparents will be a "transatlantic mix" of the couple’s friends. One person seemingly at the top of that undisclosed list is Meghan’s BFF Jessica Mulroney.
The Toronto-based celebrity stylists’ three kids were even part of the former actress’ bridal party. Most recently, Jessica flew to the UK to meet her friend’s firstborn. So, we wouldn’t be surprised if Meghan asked her to be a godmother to her little man.
The Toronto-based celebrity stylists’ three kids were even part of the former actress’ bridal party. Most recently, Jessica flew to the UK to meet her friend’s firstborn. So, we wouldn’t be surprised if Meghan asked her to be a godparent to her little man.
Here’s what we know about baby Archie’s christening.
According to reports, Prince Harry and Meghan’s first child will be baptized on July 6 in Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel at Windsor Castle, because they “wanted an intimate, peaceful setting in a place with such a special connection to Her Majesty," a royal source revealed. Around 25 close family members and friends are expected to attend.
Baby Archie will likely be wearing the same christening gown his cousins wore for their big day. Wearing the gown, which has been used for the Queen’s great-grandchildren, has become something of a royal tradition. According to the Sunday Times, the initial gown dates back to the 1800s and was worn by 62 royal babies for more than 150 years until it was retired in 2004.
A replica was created by the Queen’s wardrobe stylist to be used for future children.
But that's not the only royal tradition the newborn will take part in. He will reportedly be christened with water from the Jordan River, which flows through Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. The famous river is also said to be where Jesus was believed to have been baptized by John the Baptist.
We're definitely excited for Archie's big day.