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  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's adorable son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born

  • back in May 2019.

  • He's grown his own fan base since then, but even the most loyal of fans don't know everything

  • about the royal tyke.

  • One bit of information that has been kept private until recently is who Archie's godparents

  • are.

  • Baby Archie was christened last July, but his parents decided to keep his godparents

  • a secret, in breaking with royal tradition.

  • The decision was met with backlash.

  • Princess Diana's former secretary, Patrick Jephson, told Vanity Fair:

  • "A christening is a sacred, precious, family event and if Harry and Meghan want privacy

  • that should be ok with the rest of us.

  • But a christening is also a public declaration of faith and in the Church of England godparents

  • are a matter of public record.

  • So to make a point of denying the public even a respectful glimpse looks either naïve or

  • manipulative, an odd way to protect the godparents, or indeed wee Archie."

  • "Mm, that stings."

  • While royal christenings are typically public affairs, Archie's was shrouded in secrecy.

  • His parents released some photos after the event, but the actual christening was performed

  • privately with only 25 guests.

  • A source told Vanity Fair:

  • "Harry and Meghan don't want Archie to be in the media spotlight, they want him to have

  • an ordinary childhood.

  • This is their way of making the point that Archie is a private citizen and they are starting

  • as they mean to go on."

  • The fact that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were so determined to give Archie a normal

  • life and keep him out of the limelight might have been a clue that Megxit was coming.

  • When the couple announced that they were stepping back from their duties as senior royals a

  • few months later, they hinted that giving Archie a life away from the spotlight was

  • one of their goals in splitting their time between North America and the UK.

  • The couple said in a statement, via Vogue, quote, "This geographic balance will enable

  • us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born,

  • while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter."

  • Vanity Fair speculated at the time of Archie's christening that among his godparents, of

  • whom royals typically have at least five, would be Markle's friends Lindsay Roth and

  • Genevieve Hillis, and Prince Harry's friend and mentor Mark Dyer.

  • The Sunday Times recently revealed that Dyer is, indeed, one of Archie's godparents.

  • Prince Harry and Prince William's nanny, Tiggy Pettifer, is also one of Archie's godparents.

  • A source told E! News:

  • "They were both constants in Harry's childhood and beyond.

  • They are fascinating choices of figures in Harry's life that he will hope may keep Archie

  • rooted somehow in the UK, as they relocate to North America."

  • Prince Harry and his one-time nanny remain quite close.

  • According to The Sun, the royal introduced Pettifer to Meghan Markle after their engagement.

  • In January 2018, a source told the outlet, quote, "Harry couldn't wait to introduce Meghan

  • to Tiggy.

  • Although the two women are very different, they got on famously."

  • Pettifer was reportedly there for Prince Harry and Prince William when they learned of the

  • tragic passing of their mother, Princess Diana, and comforted the boys in the aftermath of

  • their devastating loss.

  • There was speculation in early 2018 that Pettifer might be named one of Prince Louis' godparents,

  • although Business Insider later reported that Pettifer was not among his godmothers.

  • Prince Harry's friend, Charlie van Straubenzee, is another one of Archie's godparents.

  • While it is likely the young royal has more godparents, only Pettifer, Dyer, and van Straubenzee

  • have been confirmed so far.

  • Like Pettifer, baby Archie's godfathers, Mark Dyer and Charlie van Straubenzee, are also

  • very close to the family.

  • The Sunday Times reported that Dyer is a former equerry, aka personal attendant, to Prince

  • Charles, and also became a close friend and mentor to both Prince Harry and Prince Charles.

  • Van Straubenzee, according to People, is a childhood friend of Prince Harry.

  • They met at Ludgrove Prep School, and van Straubenzee has been a close friend of Prince

  • Harry ever since.

  • Van Straubenzee is also good friends with Prince William, and his older brother, Thomas

  • Van Straubenzee, is one of Princess Charlotte's godparents.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's adorable son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born

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