As the first child of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is one of the most famous babies in the world. And when the young royal’s christening took place in July 2019, the press may have hoped that they’d finally get to know exactly who Archie’s godparents would be. But that didn’t actually turn out to be the case.
You see, an official Buckingham Palace statement at the time explained, “The godparents, in keeping with [Harry and Meghan’s] wishes, will remain private.” So – not for the first time and certainly not for the last – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke royal tradition with their hush-hush decision. But why exactly did the pair want to keep everything a secret?