Prince Harry and Meghan Markle predicted to give Oprah Winfrey this incredible honour when their daughter is born

Oprah Winfrey at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to give Oprah Winfrey this incredible honour when their daughter is born.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to give friend Oprah Winfrey the incredible honour of being their daughter's godmother when she's born.

The couple, who have set up a new life in LA with son Archie, two, have a baby girl on the way this summer and while the royals have a selection of A-list friends, predictions have turned to who will be asked to carry out godparent duties.

Finding Freedom co-author Omid Scobie has hinted that the talk show host, who interviewed Harry and Meghan for their bombshell interview earlier this year, could be in the line to receive a huge honour once their daughter is born.

Friend Omid Scobie has suggested Oprah was in the frame, saying: "If one of those godparents is Oprah - and I’m not saying that she is - then you can understand why perhaps they want to keep that to themselves because even Oprah sitting down to interview them was controversial enough in itself.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

And while it's understood Meghan won't be having a baby shower for this selfless reason, Omid is not the only one who's hinted at Oprah being in the running for the godmother role. Another insider has claimed the "coveted role" has been "reserved" for Oprah following the explosive interview in March.

The source told Heat World, "Meghan thinks Oprah would be the perfect godmother for her daughter. She wants her girl to be surrounded by strong female role models, and Oprah certainly fits the bill. She’s been a real support to both her and Harry since they moved to California, and Meghan knows she can rely on her, no matter what."

Oprah has also recently teamed up with Prince Harry for an upcoming docuseries The Me You Can't See, which will be streamed on Apple+ TV.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Beyonce

Also expected to be lined up for godmother duties are TV host Gayle King, tennis ace Serena Williams, and singer Beyonce.

During the chat, which was aired the following night on ITV, the Sussexes shared the news that they were expecting a baby girl.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan's baby girl might be born sooner than you think so they'd better hurry on the final list...

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)