Meghan Markle ‘reserves godmother role for Oprah’ following controversial interview

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, 39, is said to want her unborn daughter to be “surrounded by strong females”, as she prepares to welcome the latest edition to the Sussex Family later this year. It’s said that the former actress is hoping to have Oprah Winfrey close to their second child.

Meghan thinks Oprah would be the perfect godmother for her daughter.

The Duchess, who announced on Valentine’s Day that she was expecting her second child with Prince Harry, 36, shared the news that she would be having a daughter during her landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on March 8.

Now, sources claim that Meghan is hoping that Oprah, 67, will agree to be a godmother to the little girl, who will be eighth in line to the throne.

It’s said that former Suits actress Meghan has all but “reserved” the role for Winfrey.

While she is good friends with former stylist Jessica Mulroney and the likes of Serena Williams, those close to the actress say she wants her pals in her daughter’s life, but not as godparents.

Speaking of Jessica, 41, a source said: “She won’t be given the coveted role of godmother, as that is reserved for Oprah, following Meghan and Harry’s controversial interview with her in March.”

The insider went on to say: “Meghan thinks Oprah would be the perfect godmother for her daughter.

“She wants her girl to be surrounded by strong female role models, and Oprah certainly fits the bill.

“She’s been a real support to both her and Harry since they moved to California, and Meghan knows she can rely on her, no matter what,” the insider told Heatworld.

It’s reported that other friends close to Meghan including Serena and Katharine McPhee are “in the running”.

While Meghan’s acquaintance Omid Scoobie, who wrote Harry and Megahan’s biography, Finding Freedom, claims: “If one of those godparents is Oprah – and I’m not saying that she is – then you can understand why perhaps they want to keep that to themselves.

“Even Oprah sitting down to interview them was controversial enough in itself.”

However, Sussex fans may be waiting a while to find out the identity of the tot’s godparents.

Following the birth of their firstborn, Archie Harrison in 2019, it wasn’t until six months after his christening that his godparents’ identities emerged.

The youngster’s godmother is said to be Tiggy Pettifer, a former childhood nanny of Prince Harry and his older brother, Prince William.

While his godfathers are reportedly Mark Dyer, a former equerry to Prince Charles and Charlie van Straubenzee, a close friend of Harry’s.

Archie was baptised at a small and intimate ceremony on July 6, 2019, at a private chapel located in the Queen’s favourite home, Windsor Castle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had previously insisted on keeping the names of Archie’s Godparents private, “in keeping with their wishes”, while Harry’s older brother and heir to the throne, Prince William and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, shared the names of their three children’s godparents.

It is not yet known whether Meghan and Harry will christen their daughter in the UK, as the couple now reside in California following their decision to step down as senior working members of the Royal Family.

The pair have recently come under fire following their decision to speak out against their time within The Firm.

Prince Harry recently likened his life as “a mix of being in The Truman Show and being in the zoo”.

Express.co.uk has approached Meghan Markle’s spokesperson for further comment.

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