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July 04, 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Won't Share the Names of Archie's Godparents with the World

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Despite public pressure, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to keep affairs regarding their first born away from the public eye. This was further proven by the statement released by the royal family revealing the Godparents' choice to remain anonymous. 

Following a long week characterized by tense and rumors from the public, the royal family released information considering their latest member, Prince Archie's Christening. However, the details may not be what fans were hoping for. 

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A statement released by the palace on July 3 read:

"Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, July 6th."

This was expected considering Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shrewd secrecy over their new son, but the latter part of the letter is what's got the internet buzzing. 

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After a sentence confirming that professional photographer, Chris Allerton would be the one to take images on the christening, the next line showed that Archie's Godparents' identity would remain unknown. 

"The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private, the statement declared."

This has left royal admirers confused on who the Godparents are although previous rumors have trailed to Serena Williams and Violet von Westenholz, to mention a few. 

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However, it shouldn't be too surprising considering the fact that the royal couple has been outspoken about ensuring their son has a private life. An anonymous source close to the Duke and Duchess while speaking to Elle revealed that Meghan and Harry plan to "shield him." 

FACTS ABOUT ARCHIE'S CHRISTENING

Although a lot is left unknown, here are some details we know about the event which is two days from now. 

1. Who is officiating the christening: The Principal Leader of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will be the one to coordinate the ceremony.

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2. Guests at the christening: The private ceremony is expected to have just about 25 attendees, which will include, Doria Ragland, Meghan's mum, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker-Bowles, as reported by HELLO!. Unfortunately, it is reported that the Queen will not be in attendance.

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3. The Location: Archie's Christening will take place at Queen Elizabeth's private chapel at Windsor Castle. A royal source disclosed to PEOPLE, that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex opted for this location because they "wanted a peaceful, intimate setting in a place with a special connection to the Queen."

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4. Photos of the ceremony: As revealed by the statement, the Sussexes plan to keep the public updated about Archie's christening with pictures to be taken by professional photographer, Chris Allerton.

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