This is why Harry and Meghan are keeping Archie's godparents a secret

This makes so much sense

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This makes so much sense

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been doing things a little differently when it comes to their first child, baby Archie Harrison. They've broken protocol several times and have written their own set of rules. Meghan didn't step out of the Lindo Wing hours after giving birth, the couple opted for a name that isn't traditionally royal and they have only shared one photograph of the tiny tot since his arrival in May.

They've also decided to hold a private christening for baby Archie, although the location of the ceremony has been revealed as the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle and we know that this important member of the royal family won't be attending.

However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen not to disclose who they have chosen as godparents. There was speculation earlier this year that they may select a team of glizty A-listers rather than their fellow royals, with Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams and George and Amal Clooney's names cropping up as potential godparents.

But it is yet to be confirmed, with Buckingham Palace releasing the following statement: '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 6 July.

'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to sharing some images taken on the day by photographer Chris Allerton.

'The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.'

Harry and Meghan have been fiercely protective of Archie, most likely to ensure that every detail of his life doesn't become public knowledge and it has been reported that this is why they have withheld the names of his godparents. While Prince William and Kate Middleton's three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have all been brought up in the royal spotlight, it seems that at this moment in time the Sussex family is keen to protect Archie's privacy.

Their decision to hold a private christening may have disappointed some royal fans, but if the Duke and Duchess decide that they want to keep some things to themselves and raise Archie privately instead of publicly, that's their choice - and it should be respected.

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.