The Duke and Duchess of Sussex broke the glad tidings of the arrival of their latest child on Sunday. A statement from the couple’s press secretary said that she was born at 11.40am on Friday “in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California”. The couple are now expected to hold a closed-door christening in the coming days.
And speculation is growing as to the identity of Lilibet’s godparents.
However, it is highly unlikely that Meghan and Harry will reveal to the world who the lucky godparents will be, according to the Daily Telegraph.
This will be in keeping with their conduct after the birth of their first born, Archie.
The Duke and Duchess broke with Royal protocol at the time by keeping the names of Archie’s godparents secret.
It was only later that journalists discovered their identities.
Tiggy Pettifer, Harry and William’s former nanny, was revealed to be the godmother, while Mark Dyer, former equerry to the Prince of Wales, and Harry’s friend Charlie van Straubenzee were named as Archie’s godfathers.
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A palaces source told the Daily Mail: “It’s a typically magnanimous gesture by Her Majesty.
“The lunch will be a chance for them to talk things through.”
The invitation was made prior to the birth of Lilibet, the insider added.