Here's why George Clooney is refusing to be a royal god parent

Wait, what?

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Wait, what?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together on May 6th, announcing on their Sussex Royal Instagram page that the royal baby had officially arrived and that it was a boy.

‘We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019. Their Royal Highnesses’ son weighs 7lbs. 3oz,’ the couple announced.

Yesterday the Duke and Duchess gave us our first look at the newborn and announced that they had chosen to name him Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

So now that everything has been announced, people are starting to speculate about potential God parents for the miniature royal, with George Clooney’s name thrown into the ring.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are known to be close friends with George and Amal Clooney, with the royal couple even holidaying at the Clooney’s luxurious Italian villa last year and of course attending their May wedding. In fact, the couples are reportedly so close that the Clooneys even handed over the name of their celebrity nanny ahead of the birth of the royal baby as a recommendation.

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Not to mention, George had Meghan’s back recently, comparing her treatment during pregnancy to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana’s.

‘They’re just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she’s been pursued and vilified,’ he explained. ‘She’s a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it’s history repeating itself. We’ve seen how that ends.’

The 58-year-old however doesn’t seem eager to take on the role of royal god parent, addressing the rumours during a recent interview with Extra.

‘Everybody loves their rumours,’ George explained. ‘It’s not true. You don’t want me to be a godparent of anybody. I’m barely a parent at this point. It’s frightening.’

Well, that’s that then.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.