Meghan Markle to SNUB Kate and William as godparents as OTHER royal vies for top role


MEGHAN Markle is expected to snub sister-in-law Kate when selecting the godparents to her first child with Prince Harry this Spring, as Royal commentator Andrea Boehlke suggested another Royal could be eyeing the special role.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were expecting their first child in an official statement from Kensington Palace in October. Rumour has been rife about potential godparents to the royal tot, with many royal experts claiming the couple will snub Prince William and wife Kate for the special role. Royal commentator Andrea Boehlke suggested Meghan and Harry could instead opt to name another Royal close to them among the traditionally numerous group of godparents

Ms Boehlke said: “We’ve been talking about Jessica Mulroney, she has to have a shoe in. She’s Meghan’s best friend.

“Perhaps Princess Eugenie again. they are very close. She lives in Kensington Palace, very close to them – or has done so far.

“Very unlikely to be William or Kate. Aristocrats very rarely go for direct brothers or sisters.”

Meghan Markle will welcome her first child with Prince Harry in the Spring Image GETTY
Meghan Markle will welcome her first child with Prince Harry in the Spring Image GETTY

The Royal commentator also pointed out Meghan could opt to draft friends from her celebrity years to play a special role in the life of her first child with Prince Harry.

She continued: “Celebrity-wise, maybe Serena Williams – Meghan met her at the Super Bowl back in 2010.

“Priyanka Chopra has been mentioned, as has Misha Nonoo, the fashion designer. A lots of people to chose from.”

The decision to exclude Kate from the list of godparents for Meghan and Harry’s baby would fall in line with royal tradition as neither the Duke or Duchess of Sussex can count the children of Kate and Prince William as their godchildren.

Zara Tindall, the daughter of Princess Anne and cousin to Harry and William, is the only close member of the Royal Family to be godmother to Prince George. Neither Princess Charlotte nor Prince Louis can boast members of their immediate family as godparents other than Adam Middleton and Lucy Middleton, cousins to the Duchess of Cambridge.

Meghan Markle and Kate have been dogged by rumours of a rift Image GETTY
Meghan Markle and Kate have been dogged by rumours of a rift Image GETTY

With only a few months before the arrival of the latest royal baby, Royal etiquette expert Grant Harrold of The Royal Butler suggested Prince Harry is soon to treat Meghan to a “special gift” to celebrate the arrival.

Mr Harrold described how giving gifts to mark the birth of a child – known as push presents – has become “common practice” in the UK.

The royal commentator added that he has “no doubt” Harry will give Meghan a present, which could be jewellery or flowers.

Mr Harrold said: “The trend of giving your partner, wife or husband a present to celebrate the birth of a child has become common practice.

With only a few months until the birth of the next royal baby, who will be 7th in line to the throne, I have no doubt Prince Harry who is the perfect gentleman and husband will buy a special gift to mark this special occasion for his beautiful wife, the Duchess of Sussex.

“He could opt for the traditional gift of flowers or jewellery, however, this will be a personal decision and one we may never know.”

The 37-year-old showed off the first glimpses of her blossoming baby bump during the overseas trip which saw the couple visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

Since then the US-born former actress has kept to a busy schedule completing regular royal engagements.


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