Fan outrage over Harry and Meghan's plans for Archie's christening

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry introduce their son Archie. Photo: Getty

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.

Harry and Meghan have tried to keep much of Archie's milestones private. Photo: Getty

Fan outrage

People have taken to their Twitter accounts to proclaim their outrage over Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep the godparents private.

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.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended an Invictus Games event in London on Saturday together [Photo: Getty]

Should Meghan and Harry share more of Archie’s life?

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.

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With reporting by Danielle Stacey.

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