American Tennis player/ icon, Serena Williams has ruled herself out of being baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s godmother
The royal’s mother, The Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon on Thursday evening to support her friend, but speaking at a press conference that day, the tennis ace insisted that she isn’t one of the secret godparents that Meghan and her husband, The Duke of Sussex, have chosen for their firstborn – who arrived in the world on May 6 – and pointed out that she will be on the court when the tot’s christening takes place tomorrow at Windsor Castle.
She said: “No, I’m working on Saturday.”
Meghan has always had a close friendship with Serena and the brunette beauty even watched the royal couple tie the knot last year
But, despite their strong bond, the 37-year-old sportswoman won’t be dishing out any parenting advice to the happy couple any time soon – even though she has 19-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia with husband Alexis Ohanian.
She said recently: “I never pass on words of wisdom because I feel like for everyone – when they have a kid, especially when you just have a baby – it’s so difficult to just be. It’s just like, ‘Get through the first three [or] four months and then we can talk’.”
Meghan and Harry have decided to break royal tradition and keep their son’s godparents private
A statement from Buckingham Palace read: “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 July.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to sharing some images taken on the day by photographer Chris Allerton.
“The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.”