Royal expert reveals who Prince Harry and Meghan Markle picked to be Archie’s godmother

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  • Archie, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child, was christened in July but the identities of his godparents were kept a secret - until now.

    • Archie was christened at a private ceremony in July, in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle.
    • At the time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t announce who they picked to be Archie’s godparents, but now a royal expert has revealed they picked Isabel May as a godmother.
    • This follows royal news that Meghan shared a never before seen picture of baby Archie while wishing Prince Harry a happy birthday.

    The little Sussex baby had his christening in July, when he was just two months old – which is very common for royal babies – but we never officially found out who were the lucky people chosen to be his godparents.

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    This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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    Now, two months after the low key affair, royal expert and writer Katie Nicholl claimed that Isabel May, a friend of the Duchess, is Archie’s godmother.

    She told Entertainment Tonight, after attending the launch of Meghan’s collection: ‘I was there at the launch and spotted in the audience Isabel May.

    ‘Who is in fact Archie’s Godmother although that’s been kept very, very quiet.

    ‘She’s a great friend of the Duchess’ and of course she would have known all about this launch.’

    The expert’s revelation comes after reports that Meghan picked Isabel – former director of communications at Burberry – after they were introduced by mutual friend Markus Anderson, the director of their favourite hangout Soho House, and she helped the royal settle into her London life.

    A source previously told the Mail on Sunday: ‘While they keep their relationship very quiet, Izzy is one of Meghan’s closest and dearest friends and she values her friendship so very much.

    ‘She helped Meghan adjust to lift in London when she moved here, and Meghan relied on her a lot. They totally support each other and, like any other female friends, enjoy social activities together.’