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20th Jan 2020

We finally know the identity of baby Archie Harrison’s godparents

Cathy Donohue


We now know at least three of baby Archie’s godparents.

When Archie Harrison was born, his parents, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were determined to keep him away from the limelight and raise him with as much privacy as possible.

Although the royal family traditionally release details of the baby’s godparents and what hospital the child was born in etc, the couple decided against this and even then, it was clear that they wanted a different way of life.

At the time, it was reported that Harry’s close friend, Charlie van Straubenzee, was one of the godparents and now it’s been suggested that two of the remaining godparents are people who have been very close to the prince throughout his life.

According to The Sunday Times, one of Archie’s godmothers is Tiggy Pettifer (Legge-Bourke), who was a nanny to both Prince Willian and Prince Harry when they were children.

In addition to Charlie, Mark Dyer is believed to be another godfather to Archie.

Mark held the position of equerry, an officer of honour, for Prince Charles and throughout his time working for the royal family, he became close to both William and Harry.

The other names of Archie’s godparents are not known although it’s thought he could have up to six/seven godparents, similar to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

It’s been a complicated time for the Sussex family as they plan to progress with their new way of life this spring.

Speaking at an event for Sentebale last night, a charity which he is a patron of, Prince Harry said he was left with no other choice but to step down from the royal family.

“The UK is my home and a place that I love. That will never change (…) Once Meghan and I were married, we were excited, we were hopeful, and we were here to serve.

“For those reasons, it brings me great sadness that it has come to this.”