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Prince Harry's Former Nanny Is Reportedly Baby Archie's Godmother - Here's Everything We Know about Tiggy Pettifer

Rebelander Basilan
Jan 27, 2020
12:30 P.M.
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Meet Tiggy Pettifer, who has a long history with the royal family. According to reports, she's baby Archie's Godmother.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn't announce the names of Archie's godparents when they christened him in July 2019.

However, The Sunday Times revealed recently that one of them is Tiggy Pettifer, formerly Legge-Bourke. The 54-year-old is Harry and Prince William's childhood nanny.

Prince Harry and Meghan at Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images



In 1993, Pettifer was hired to be the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge's nanny after the separation of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, as reported by Independent.

Pettifer, who regularly joined them on holiday, fostered close relationships with Harry and William. She once referred to the royal brothers as "my babies."

In 1996, she went to William's Fourth of June celebrations at Eton. The then-13-year-old prince invited Pettifer in place of Charles and Diana.

Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo: Getty Images



The nanny has stayed close to Harry and William throughout the years. She even supports them following their mother's demise on August 31, 1997.

Pettifer decided to resign from her position as a nanny in 1999 when she tied the knot with former Coldstream Guards officer Charles Pettifer.

Meanwhile, Harry first opened up about his strained relationship with William during the ITV documentary "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey." 

Tiggy Pettifer watches the Windsor Greys Statue unveiling on March 31, 2014 in Windsor, England. | Photo: Getty Images



Closer Weekly reported that Harry introduced Meghan to Pettifer when he and the former actress began dating.

The couple appeared to have hit it off because Pettifer also went to the pair's big day in May 2018. Royal commentator Omid Scobie once said:

"Tiggy has been there really through everything. When Harry got engaged to Meghan she was one of the first close people in his circle to congratulate them and meet Meghan in person."

Prince William, Tiggy Pettifer, and Prince Harry spending the weekend at Balmoral. | Photo: Getty Images


Meanwhile, Harry first opened up about his strained relationship with William during the ITV documentary "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey." 

He explained that part of this role and part of this job, this family, being under the pressure that it's under, definitely stuff happens. However, he added that he and William are brothers and that they will always be brothers.

Prince Harry, Meghan, and Archie at Billingbear Polo Club on July 10, 2019 in Wokingham, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Harry continued that although they are surely on different paths right now, he'll always be there for his sibling, and he knows William will always be there for him as well.

In that documentary, Meghan, who was married to actor and producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 until their divorce in 2013, also expressed her thoughts about the harsh attacks from tabloids