Although Meghan Markle and her best friend are separated by thousands of miles, Jessica will likely play a role in the royal baby’s life. After all, the Toronto-based stylist’s three children – 8-year-old twin boys John and Brian and 5-year-old daughter Ivy – all played important roles in Meghan’s May wedding.
CHARLIE VAN STRAUBENZEE
As one of Prince Harry’s oldest friends, it will be no surprise if Charlie is named as a godfather to the couple’s first child. The two met at their prep school, Ludgrove. Harry was a classmate of Charlie’s late brother, Henry (who tragically died in a car crash in 2002). William is a close friend of Charlie’s brother, Thomas (who is a godfather to Princess Charlotte), and both princes are joint patrons of a memorial fund to help schools in Uganda set up in Henry’s name.
Harry’s first cousin may be a contender to be one of Baby Sussex’s godmothers. Eugenie and Harry have kept a close bond through their lives and often run in the same social circles.
Meghan and Serena first met at the Super Bowl in 2010 and immediately hit it off. They also appeared together at the 2014 Super Bowl, competing in DIRECTV’s Celebrity Beach Bowl. The tennis champion, who welcomed daughter Alexis Olympia with husband Alexis Ohanian in Sept. 2017, was also on the royal wedding guest list.
Priyanka and Meghan’s friendship dates back to 2016, when the two met at the ELLE Women in Television dinner. “We bonded as actors,” Chopra told PEOPLE of their friendship in September 2017. “We just became friends, like two girls would.” The Quantico star, who recently married Nick Jonas, also attended Harry and Meghan’s nuptials.
Mark is Harry’s old friend and mentor. Jasper, Mark’s son with his American wife Amanda, was a page boy at Harry and Meghan’s nuptials last year.
Meghan is close friends with the designer and has often worn her clothes since taking the royal spotlight. The two used to travel together, as documented on Meghan’s now-deleted social media pages.
Prince Harry and Tom met at Eton College, and “Skippy” is popularly said to have been Harry’s “wingman” on rowdy evenings out during their younger days. Before Tom attended the royal wedding, Meghan joined Harry at Tom’s nuptials in Jamaica in March 2017.
Meghan is godmother to both of Benita’s daughters – Remi and Rylan, who both served as bridesmaids at the royal wedding – so it may be time for the Duchess of Sussex to return the sentiment!
As one of Princess Diana’s godsons, Jake and Prince Harry grew up together, attending the same schools. They remained close through the years.
NICHOLAS AND ALICE VAN CUTSEM
The pair named Prince Harry as a godfather to their daughter Florence, who was a bridesmaid at the royal wedding.
WHAT ABOUT KATE MIDDLETON AND PRINCE HARRY?
Despite William and Harry being brothers, the future king and his wife likely won’t be selected as godparents for Baby Sussex. In British tradition, uncles and aunts already have a role in the child’s life, so godparents are usually friends of the parents or less direct relatives, so no hard feelings! In fact, Harry is not a godfather to Prince George, Princess Charlotte or Prince Louis.