Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be revealing who their son’s godparents are some royal fans are fuming.
The new parents released a statement via the palace today, stating that Archie Harrison will be christened on Saturday in Windsor - but the names of the godparents will remain private.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will conduct the service, which will take place in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. Following the service, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will share images taken by photographer Chris Allerton.
It’s understood that only around 25 guests will be present at the service, Mail Online reports. The Queen is not set to be among them as she has prior commitments.
People have taken to their Twitter accounts to proclaim their outrage over Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep the godparents private.
Why? Regardless of Archie's parents wishes, he is a royal baby and a part of British history....Meghan and Harry will keep Archie's godparents a secret at christening https://t.co/HhVzwjRcZA via https://t.co/tvqPeUGjlP— Claire Pleavin💕🌈🌻🐾 (@claire_pleavin) July 3, 2019
Meghan and Harry will keep Archie's godparents a secret at christening— BK (@BKaysac) July 3, 2019
Come on.. show more new pictures! https://t.co/oUnsq7WMyd
Now Meghan and Harry say Archie's Godparents will remain SECRET after his private Christening on Saturday despite row over taxpayers paying £2.4m to do up their Frogmore home— anna wallace (@anna69wallo) July 3, 2019
via https://t.co/V7o2NlvjJh https://t.co/0mfPfDXa7G
Can't help thinking they are on a free ride paid by us, or am I just being cynical 🤔🤔— Teddy the blue Pei (@dooseydog) July 3, 2019
Meghan and Harry will keep Archie's godparents a secret at christening https://t.co/Jj04pTCZOW via https://t.co/TE04TVu00H
Archie’s grandfather the Prince of Wales and step-grandmother the Duchess of Cornwall are both expected to attend, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
It’s unclear whether Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will be present at their cousin’s christening.
It’s likely that some of Princess Diana’s family will attend, as William and Harry have remained close to the Spencers. Their mother’s siblings Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer were listed in the birth announcement as having been informed of Archie’s birth.
Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland is expected to fly in from Los Angeles to attend her first grandchild’s big day.
While royal christenings have always remained private, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have allowed the media to capture their arrival with all three of their children.
Meghan and Harry gave the world its first glimpse of their newborn son, two days after his birth, during a brief photocall at Windsor Castle.
To celebrate US Mother’s Day, the Sussexes released a photo of new mum Meghan holding Archie, with just his toes visible in the Instagram post.
The public got another glimpse of the royal tot on Father’s Day, when the couple released a sepia-toned snap of Harry holding Archie in his arms.
With reporting by Danielle Stacey.
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