Royal baby's possible godmother reportedly chosen by Kate and William
While the world was anticipating the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton's third child, the couple had already discussed who the godparents could be.
Kate gave birth to a healthy baby boy on April 23, 2018, at 11:01 am, in the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hosptial in Paddington. The newborn's name will be released in the coming days.
As reported by Closer Weekly, the 36-year-old former actress and fiance of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, made it to the top of the list.
If a source close to the Royal family can be believed, the Duchess of Cambridge is 'adamant' for Markle to play a significant part in their child's life.
According to Mirror, the announcement will be made before the baby is christened, and the fifth-in-line to the throne is estimated to have at least five godparents.
The 2-year-old Princess Charlotte has five godparents, including Sophie Carter, who is a close friend of the Duchess, and Laure Fellowes, a niece of the late Princess Diana.
The only daughter of Princess Anne, the 36-year-old Zara Tindall, is one of his godparents, along with Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former secretary of the Royal family.
After marrying Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, Markle will move into the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. If chosen to be the baby's godmother, she will be living on the same grounds as the Duke and Duchess.
In keeping with modern times, the Duke and Duchess chose close family and friends for the honor of being godparents. According to Windsor tradition, parents were forced to choose older members of the Royal Family.
Before meeting Prince Harry, Markle was most well known for portraying the part of Rachel Zane in the American drama series, Suits.
Her contract expired in December 2017, and she has since moved to London in preparation for her upcoming marriage.