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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left Prince William "perplexed" after not naming Archie's godparents, a book claims.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor was christened at Windsor Castle two months after his May 2019 birth, but his godparents were kept a secret from the world.
The special occasion was attended by William and Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Diana's sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Meghan's mum Doria.
The new parents were determined not to reveal who would become Archie's godparents until the actual ceremony.
As part of the added chapters to Andrew Morton's unauthorised biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, the writer claims Prince William was "perplexed" by all the secrecy, the Mirror reports.
He writes: "The decision to keep the names of the godparents secret was another issue, one of many, that perplexed William.
"He, like others inside the family, felt that those chosen to guide and counsel a future royal prince, seventh in line to the throne, should be identified. Harry and Meghan thought otherwise.
"They explained that the godparents were genuine friends, not celebrities or public figures, and had joined with the royal couple in preferring privacy."
Months after the christening, Harry and Meghan decided to quit as senior royals and left the UK to live in California.
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They have since welcomed second child, Lilibet, who was born in the US and has yet to be brought to the UK for a visit.
Reports have suggested that the couple were keen to have the three-month-old christened in Britain like her older brother Archie.
He was younger than what Lilibet is now when he was baptised and it has also been claimed that a trip to the UK would also allow the Queen to meet her 11th great-grandchild for the first time.
However, on a recent edition of True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat, the assembled royal experts were asked if they could see Harry and Meghan returning to the UK soon for a christening.
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Hello!'s royal editor Emily Nash said: "I think that is fairly unlikely."
Author Richard Fitzwilliams told the Express: "Harry and Meghan’s relations with the British press went badly downhill when Archie was christened in private and the names of the godparents were not released.
"The Sussexes were emphatic that they intended to do things their own way and so it has proved.
"It must be likely that she will be christened in California though there are rumours of a possible christening at Windsor."
Andrew's Morton's updated version of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess is on sale online and in bookshops across the country from October 14.
- Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor
- Meghan Markle
- Prince Harry
- Royal Family
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