Their baby boy Archie Harrison was christened at Windsor Castle last weekend, and his godparents were chosen at the same time. But those details have remained a secret, and a new report says there’s an important reason for that decision.
“These are friends, private citizens, not celebrities or public figures,” a royal source told People. “Meghan and Harry wanted to protect them from the inevitable onslaught: ‘When did you meet them? How?’ That was the driving reason [to keep them private].”
The decision to keep this information under wraps, along with the ceremony itself, makes a lot of sense. After all, Prince Harry and Meghan also chose to keep details of their birthing plan private, only debuting Archie in a controlled setting two days after he was born. The name of the hospital was only revealed later when his birth certificate was made public.
“It’s a very personal thing to ask somebody to be a godparent,” the source added.
Just a couple days before Archie’s baptism, Meghan stepped out for Wimbledon alongside Northwestern University friends Lindsay Roth and Genevieve Hillis. Just a week prior, Meghan’s Canadian stylist BFF Jessica Mulroney hinted at a trip to the UK when she posted a photo saying she’d be missing her kids.
Archie’s godparents are likely enjoying watching Harry and Meghan flourish in their new roles as parents. According to a royal source who spoke to People, the two are “basking in the glow” of their new lives.
“As most new parents are, they’re just so excited. There’s something new every day. They’re just really happy,” the source said, adding that the christening was “very, very low key” and “very well thought out.”