Meghan Markle’s pal hints Oprah Winfrey could be one of Archie’s secret godparents
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have gone to lengths to protect their son Archie's privacy since he was born, including who his godparents are.
And the Duchess of Sussex's close friend and royal author Omid Scobie has hinted Archie's godmother could be Oprah Winfrey, as he said he "understands" why they never revealed his godparents to the public.
The royal couple's decision to have Archie christened in a private chapel was discussed alongside an insight into the pressures faced by royal mums-to-be in a new Channel 4 documentary, A Royal Baby: From Cradle to Crown.
"It was so sad because Archie got christened in the private chapel at Windsor and there were absolutely no pictures released and it was never actually revealed who were the godparents," one author said.
"So we just had a guessing game."
Omid Scobie, who co-wrote Finding Freedom, then added: "If one of those godparents is Oprah – and I'm not saying that she is – then you can understand why perhaps they may want to keep that to themselves.
"Because even Oprah sitting down to interview them was controversial enough in itself."
Omid also claimed royal aides at Buckingham Palace disapproved of Meghan Markle's baby shower before the birth of her son.
The friend of the couple claimed in the documentary that one member of the institution “rolled their eyes” when the mention of Meghan’s baby shower cropped up in general conversation.
“I remember speaking to a palace aide at the time who rolled their eyes, they were horrified that something so common was happening within the House of Windsor," he said.
The journalist added the idea of a baby shower was “as far from British tradition as you can get” and was un-welcomed by the royal family and their staff.
"We have never seen someone throw this very lavish affair to celebrate the impending arrival of a baby," he continued.
The documentary aired on the same day that Princess Beatrice announced her pregnancy on Prince Harry and Meghan's third wedding anniversary.
The 32-year-old and her husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi revealed they are expecting their first child this autumn, with the Queen and both families "delighted" by the news.
On the Royal Family's Instagram account, the announcement read: "Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year.
"The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news."
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