Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will not reveal the names of their son's godparents and the media is up in arms over it. The royal couple will baptize their son Archie on July 6, but the ceremony will go differently than most royal christenings. For Archie's christening, a small and private ceremony will be held in a private chapel in Windsor castle. The media will not have access to film or take photos, and the official christening photos will be the only ones released. And the biggest secret of all is about Archie's godparents.
The godparents' names will be kept hidden from the public. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have decided together not to release this information. Their decision comes from their desire to respect the chosen godparents' wishes. In other words, the godparents do not want anyone to know who they are, and the royal couple is supportive of their desires.
So why do the godparents want to be kept a secret anyway? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have selected private citizens, not celebrities, for these important roles. Clearly, these two mystery people have seen what it is like in the limelight and do not want that kind of media attention for themselves. Considering the huge loss of privacy one sacrifices for great fame, who can blame them?
Royal enthusiasts and the press, however, are not impressed. Many are shocked and borderline insulted by the couple's decision. Several fans are speculating that Meghan Markle is behind the determination to keep the names mum. However, the statement that the couple released says that it was a joint resolution.
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The royal family has been brutally harassed by the paparazzi forever. They go through great lengths to maintain a semblance of privacy for their children. There are even claims that their unrelenting pursuit of photos led to Princess Diana's deadly accident. Fame may tempt some, but obviously, the mystery godparents have decided that the negative outweighs the positive this time.