Prince William was upset with Prince Harry after he didn’t reveal who was chosen to be Archie’s godparents.
A new book dives into the real causes of the rift between Prince William and Prince Harry.
And the brotherly rivalry continues. According to the new book Battle of Brothers, Prince William and Prince Harry’s rift is a lot more complicated than any of us realized. One point of contention is that Prince William was upset that Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t reveal the identities of Archie’s godparents. Author Robert Lacey writes, in an excerpt published by the Daily Mail, that they had many disagreements:
“There was the deception over the announcement of Archie’s birth, which, unlike every other royal birth of modern times, took place in total secrecy: Buckingham Palace announced at 2 p.m. on May 6, 2019, that Meghan had gone into labour that morning—when in fact, she had safely given birth to baby Archie eight hours earlier, at 5:26 a.m. That was followed by a refusal to make public the names of the godparents. It is still expected by monarch, palace, and just about anyone with a stake in the game that the world should be told who the new royal baby’s ‘sponsors’ are. How can you judge the suitability of a sponsor who remains unknown? Yet the names of Archie’s godparents are still a secret today.”
A report from the Sunday Times alleged that the Sussexes named Prince Harry’s childhood nanny Tiggy Pettifer (formerly Legge-Bourke) as Archie’s godmother along with Harry’s close friend and mentor Mark Dyer as godfather. But that hasn’t been confirmed by Harry and Meghan. Considering that they’ve been living a more private life since stepping back as senior royals, it’s doubtful that they’ll reveal the identities of little Archie’s godparents, much to the royal family’s dismay.
Battle of Brothers will be released on October 20.
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