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Could this 'wingman' of Harry's be Archie's godparent? New report claims a close friend has taken on the role

He'd make a great role model for baby Archie!

By Jess Pullar
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's newborn son Archie might have only just been christened, but we're already getting some interesting pieces of information about the private ceremony.
And a new report from The Sunday Times might have revealed one of the biggest insights of all from the day, as royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah claims that one of Archie's godparents is none other than one of Harry's closest friends from school.
In the new report, The Times claimed Harry's friend Charlie van Straubenzee had been named as a godfather at the private ceremony.
The pair, who originally met at Ludgrove Prep School in Berkshire have been known to be close friends, and has been described as Harry's "wingman".
In fact, Charlie was invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding last year where he reportedly gave a toast and made a few comic jokes about Harry's ginger hair!
It has been reported that Charlie van Straubenzee is one of Archie's godparents.
In addition, Harry and Meghan also attended Charlie's wedding to Daisy Jenks last year.
And yes, you might have heard about Charlie quite recently - it's all to do with a wedding that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte might have a hand in later this year!
Indeed, Charlie's older brother Thomas is set to marry Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe, who is the assistant head teacher at Thomas's Clapham. The couple are known to be close with the Cambridges.
In June, The Sunday Times reported that the young Cambridge children would likely be part of Thomas's bridal party.
With this in mind, there's no denying the van Straubenzees have close ties with Harry and William.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte might well be in the bridal party for the wedding of Charlie's elder brother later this year! (Getty)
Going by the service held on Saturday, it is also thought that Harry's childhood friend Tiggy Legge Bourke is among those named as a godparent, as she was seen entering Windsor Castle to attend the private ceremony.
Indeed it is understood that Tiggy and Harry have shared a close bond throughout his life, so it would make sense for her to continue sharing this bond with Harry's new son.
Tiggy cared for both Harry and William throughout the 1990s, and retired from her role in 1999.
Hello! reports that Prince Harry introduced Tiggy and Meghan shortly after the couple became engaged in November 2017.
A source told Hello! at the time: "Harry couldn't wait to introduce Meghan to Tiggy. Although the two women are very different, they got on famously."
Harry and Tiggy have remained close since his childhood. (Getty)
As for Archie's other godparents, there are several other names that have been thrown in the mix including Meghan's close friend Jessica Mulroney and Jake Warren, but we may never find out who they are.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace released earlier in July, it was explained that Harry and Meghan wished to keep the identities of Archie's godparents private.
With that being said, there's no doubt whoever the couple did pick will be a great role model for young Archie - the potential line up speaks for itself!
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