As the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child draws nearer, the couple have confirmed a few details. While visiting Birkenhead, Meghan shared her due date was around April, and revealed that she and Harry had decided to keep the gender a surprise.
But one question remains: who will serve as the child's godparents? Prince William and Kate Middleton are unlikely to take the position, as they already have the important role of Baby Sussex's aunt and uncle. But if Harry and Meghan stick to tradition, the newborn will have five to eight godparents, and the people chosen will likely be a mix of old friends and relatives.
Here's who we think might get the job.
Jessica and Ben Mulroney
The Mulroney's are among the top picks for Baby Sussex's godparents. Meghan's best friend Jessica played an important role in her relationship with Harry from the very beginning, with the Mulroney's also reportedly hosting secret dinners for the couple when they first started dating. Then, when they got engaged, Jessica served as Meghan's "unofficial" wedding planner (while her children were bridal attendants). She even flew to Australia to help support Meghan on her first official royal tour, where the Duchess announced her pregnancy.
Another of Meghan's childhood friends, Benita Litt, is in the running. Meghan is godmother to Litt's daughters Remi and Rylan, who adorably served as bridesmaids at her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
Charlie Van Straubenzee
On Meghan's birthday last year, just weeks after her own wedding, the royal newlyweds attended the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks. Van Straubenzee is one of Harry's childhood friends, and given that his brother Thomas already serves as Princess Charlotte's godfather, he's likely well-versed in how the whole process works and what the responsibilities of being godparent to a member of the royal family entail.
George and Amal Clooney
It's no secret that the Clooney's and Sussex's have had a growing relationship in the last few months, with the royal couple travelling to Italy to stay at the Clooney's Lake Como home. Rumour has it that the international human rights lawyer and her Hollywood husband have been tapped to serve as godparents to Harry and Meghan's first child, and we wouldn't be at all surprised.
Meghan Markle and her tennis pro pal have been close for years, and it seems their relationship has only grown stronger in the last several years. "We were actually just texting each other this morning," Williams said of Meghan on an Australian television program this past September. "We have known each other for a long time, but we really kind of are relying on each other a lot recently.”
Amanda Kline and Captain Mark William Galloway Dyer
Princes Charles' former equerry, Captain Mark Dyer, served as Prince Harry's mentor in the years following Princess Diana's death. Dyer was one of the first people Meghan was introduced to and Harry already serves as godfather for Dyer's son Jasper.
Jake Warren's daughter Zalie was the youngest bridesmaid at Harry and Meghan's wedding and is the goddaughter of Prince Harry. The Warrens have close ties to the royal family—Jake himself was the godson of Princess Diana—and Jake is one of Harry's good friends, making him a likely pick.
Misha is rumoured to be the one who originally set up Prince Harry and Meghan Marke's blind date (but, the royal couple have always maintained they wish to keep her identity secret). Being close friends with both the Duke and Duchess, Misha is a strong contender for the role.
Prince Harry and Tom, who are friends from Eton College, became known as Harry's "wingman" during his partying days. Before Tom attended the royal wedding, Meghan joined Harry at Tom’s nuptials in Jamaica in March 2017.
Nicholas and Alice Van Cutsem
The Cutsem's named Prince Harry as a godfather to their daughter Florence, who was a bridesmaid at the royal wedding.