The christening of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new baby, Archie Harrison, is fast approaching. With that, many fans are wondering who will be named godparents of the royal baby. At the moment, there’s a new report suggesting that none other than former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama might be named as Archie’s grandparents.
Evidently, the decision about who to name as Archie’s godparents hasn’t been easy for the royal couple. A source told InTouch that Harry and Meghan have even been arguing over the topic. “Meghan and Harry are squabbling over who should be godparents,” they explained. “Harry wants to ask old friends who he’s known since he was little, whereas Meghan wants her A-list pals to be Archie’s guardians.”
Interestingly, the source added that actor George Clooney and his wife lawyer Amal Alamuddin (who have a set of twins) were high on the list of options. “She was desperate for George and Amal to be godparents, but it’s not happening,” the source explained, adding that Harry shut the idea down since he’s not close to the celebrity couple.
However, another source told The Royal Box that another famous couple that may be under consideration are Barack and Michelle Obama. “I think the Obamas could very well stand there because Harry has always got on very, very well with them. And Meghan does too,” royal biographer Angela Levin told the publication.
Evidently, the Obamas know a thing or two about royal etiquette, which makes them an even stronger option. “Meghan has used Mrs. Obama to help her understand the Royals and how she should do things. She’s used her as a bit of a mentor,” Levin said, explaining that Michelle was a great source of support for the former actress before she married into the royal family.
Archie’s royal christening will take place next month. It will take place at St. George’s Chapel, the same venue in which Harry and Meghan were wed last year. Harry was also baptized there as a child in 1984. Though fans can expect to see many members of the royal family in attendance, including Prince William and his wife Kate, there’s one important guest who will be missing- Archie’s great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
Reports say the Queen has a prior engagement already scheduled in the city, but will likely not make it in time to see her great-grandson’s dedication. However, this isn’t the first time the Queen has skipped a royal baptism. She also missed William and Kate’s son Louis’ baptism a few years ago because she had another event pencilled in.