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Prince Harry, Meghan Say They Won't Name Archie's Godparents

Critics suggest that occasions like christenings should be public

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    Meghan, Harry To Keep Archie's Godparents Private

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are taking an extra step to make the christening of their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, extra private. Buckingham Palace announced that the royal baby's godparents will be kept secret. (Published Thursday, July 4, 2019)

    Buckingham Palace says that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not reveal the names of the godparents of their son Archie when he is christened this weekend.

    The palace said in a statement Wednesday that the christening at Windsor Castle on Saturday will be private and that "the godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private."

    The decision sparked controversy in Britain's media Thursday, in part because the royal couple's home was renovated with 2.4 million pounds ($3.06 million) of taxpayer money. Anti-monarchy campaign group Republic questioned why so much money was spent at a time when public services are under financial pressure.

    Critics suggest that occasions like christenings should be public, but Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have repeatedly signaled that they're entitled to privacy.

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    Prepare for Baby Sussex to have an A-list slate of godparents. Royal expert Katie Nicholl broke down the list of celebrities – including Serena Williams and Oprah Winfrey – that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are likely to tap. Plus, Katie tells Access correspondent Tim Vincent why Kate Middleton and Prince William definitely won't be among those who are picked.

    (Published Friday, April 19, 2019)