British Royal Family

The intriguing catch that might lead to Archie's godparents being revealed after all

And it's all to do with the Queen...

By Jess Pullar
When news broke that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle intended to keep the identities of Archie's godparents private, many royal fans were taken by surprise.
Traditionally, a royal baby's godparents are usually revealed at the time of their christening. But as for two-month-old baby Archie, his big day is turning out to be a little bit different.
On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace released a statement explaining that Meghan and Harry would hold a "small private ceremony", which would be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury on Saturday.
While the ceremony itself will be private, images taken by respected photographer Chris Allerton will be shared by the Sussexes - so we'll still get a glimpse of the special day.
But as for Archie's godparents? While Meghan and Harry wish to also keep this information private, it seems there might be a way the public could find out their identities.
In a report from Hello!, the publication reveals that the Church of England dictates that all details surrounding baptisms are a matter of public record.
This technically includes the names of the godparents, so this could very well mean their names will eventually be revealed.
Archie's christening is set to take place this coming Saturday. (Getty)
That being said, the traditional rules from the church may not apply in this case, due to the location of Archie's baptism.
Indeed because the royals will be holding the ceremony in Windsor Castle's private chapel, the recording of the details around the christening will be at the Queen's discretion.
As a result, if the Queen wishes it, the details will remain private.
The identity of Archie's godparents may be up to the Queen's discretion. (Getty)
The intriguing catch is similar to another recent revelation about Duchess Meghan.
While the new parents decided they would not make Archie's birth certificate available via the palace, the certificate inevitably became a public document, which meant people could view it anyway.
This revealed that Meghan had in fact given birth at Portland Hospital - a question which was talked about a lot following Archie's birth.
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So with this in mind, while Meghan and Harry wish for the identities of Archie's godparents to remain private, there's still a chance we may find out who they are.
The most popular picks touted to be named are some of the couple's closest pals, including human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, tennis legend Serena Williams and Meghan's long time friend and stylist Jessica Mulroney.
With such a solid line-up of choices, Archie is definitely going to be surrounded by some inspiring people as he grows older!
Amal Clooney, who is married to Hollywood legend George Clooney, was touted to be named as one of Archie's godparents. (Getty)