Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Won't Share the Names of Archie's Godparents with the World
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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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the first of a two game series of the Major League Baseball #LondonSeries, in support of @WeAreInvictusGames. Tonight’s highly anticipated game between the #Yankees and #RedSox took place at London stadium, Olympic Park. The @WeAreInvictusGames, of which His Royal Highness is Founding Patron, has been selected as charity partner for the @MLB 2019 series. The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed service personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’ - it embodies the fighting spirit of the competitors. As part of the partnership, the Invictus Games Foundation have a team participating in London’s #Softball60, the social softball series built for the city and targeted to introduce the sport to new audiences and demonstrate that it is an inclusive sport. On this #ArmedForcesDay, tonight’s event was also a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to shine a light on the men and women here in the UK and around the world who have sacrificed so much for their country. Discover more about the Invictus Games Foundation through the link in our bio. Photo credit: PA
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.
Expect photographs from Archie’s christening (taken by Chris Allerton) to be shared with the world. Buckingham Palace have announced that @JustinWelby will be conducting Saturday’s ceremony: pic.twitter.com/xt3Zw9gN91— Omid Scobie (@scobie) July 3, 2019
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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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited to announce that they have been asked to carry out a tour to Southern Africa this autumn. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have requested a visit to South Africa 🇿🇦 as well as The Duke carrying out visits to Malawi 🇲🇼 and Angola 🇦🇴. His Royal Highness will also do a short working visit to Botswana 🇧🇼 en route to the other countries. The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond. This will be their first official tour as a family!
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.
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.
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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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
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.