Meghan Markle news: Duchess of Sussex ‘likely’ to choose these friends as godparents

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Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 34, will follow tradition and have their baby christened. There has been much speculation on who the couple will choose to be godparents, as they have a host of aristocratic and celebrity friends to choose from. And now the most likely names have been revealed – with a close friend of Meghan’s expected to get the nod. Ladbrokes shared their odds today, and the experts think stylist Jessica Mulroney will be a godmother, with odds of 4/6.

Meghan’s other A List friends are also in the running, with Amal Clooney at 7/2 and Serena Williams at 4/1.

Oprah Winfrey is more of an outside choice at 10/1.

Despite the couple not seeming to spend much time with Harry’s friends from childhood, there is still a chance one of them could be given the honour.

Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip has odds of 9/2, while Nicholas van Cutsem – who is already godfather to Prince Louis – has odds of 9/2 also.

Those who brought the newlyweds together have also had a mention from Ladbrokes.

Misha Nonoo, thought to be a key player in setting up Meghan and Harry, has odds of 5/2.

Markus Anderson, meanwhile, has been pictured at Meghan’s side since the start of the romance, and as such enjoys odds of 3/1.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not shared the due date of their new arrival, but have said they are expecting the baby to arrive late April.

Commenting on the odds, Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Famous faces are queuing up in the Royal Baby Godparent betting but as things stand it’s Jessica Mulroney who’s seemingly a shoo-in for the honour.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem, Zara Tindall, Laura Fellowes, Adam Middleton, Thomas van Straubenzee, James Meade, Sophie Carter, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter, Lucy Middleton, and Nicholas Van Cutsem for their three children.

Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s godparent odds

Jessica Mulroney – 4/6

Ben Mulroney – 9/4

Benita Litt – 5/2

Misha Nonoo – 5/2

Markus Anderson – 3/1

Amal Clooney – 7/2

Serena Williams – 4/1

Tiggy Pettifer – 4/1

Nicholas van Cutsem – 9/2

Tom Inskip – 9/2

Mark Dyer – 5/1

Oprah Winfrey – 10/1

Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile

Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.

Actress

Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.

She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.

She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.

Charity and humanitarian work

Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.

And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.

Relationships

In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.

But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.

She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.

And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.

Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.

They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Meghan’s heritage

Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.

Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.

She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.



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