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The job interviews? Meghan Markle thinks Oprah Winfrey can be 'perfect' godmother for daughter, says source

Oprah Winfrey could become a permanent family member in Harry and Meghan's life as she is being considered for the role of godmother
UPDATED MAY 21, 2021
Oprah Winfrey could be the godmother to Meghan and Harry's second child 
(Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey could be the godmother to Meghan and Harry's second child (Getty Images)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are gearing up for the birth of their second child in coming weeks. Question is, who will be the godmother of the child. And Oprah Winfrey might just be the couple's first choice for the role, not to mention a long list of other A-listers who are also up for the job.

It looks like their bombshell interview two months ago might just have brought the couple close to the talk show host, and those close to Meghan and Harry reveal their interest in taking that relationship one step ahead.


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Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey (Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey as Godmother

Biographer Omid Scobie suggested that Oprah might be in the frame for being the godmother of Meghan's child, telling The Sun, "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 because even Oprah sitting down to interview them was controversial enough in itself."

Oprah Winfrey (Getty Images)

The same report by the outlet also adds an insight by an insider, who reportedly claims the "coveted role" has been "reserved" for Oprah following the explosive interview early this year on March 7, 2021.

The "perfect choice"

The source reportedly told Heat World, "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 source reportedly revealed.

Oprah Winfrey in her interview with Megan Markle and Harry (CBS)

Other options there too

The first time around, Meghan and Harry had made the decision of not revealing Archie's godparents to the public following his private christening. It was then reported that Harry’s friend Charlie van Straubenzee, former nanny Tiggy Pettifer and ex-equerry to the Prince of Wales Mark Dyer were made godparents of their firstborn.  

But speculations for the godparents of their second child are wild. And as it turns out, Oprah might not be the only "strong" woman in Meghan's life who could get the responsibility.

Gayle King

Gayle King (Getty Images)

Morning TV host Gayle King is also close to them. Following the Oprah Winfrey interview, she took to her show to (quite controversially) reveal that it was "no secret" Harry and William's relationship was "strained". Around the time of Prince Philip's funeral, she also spoke about the "unproductive" talks Harry had had with his brother and father. 

Serena Williams

Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel (Getty Images)

Tennis star Serena Williams, who has been a friend of Meghan's for seven long years and was also a guest at the wedding in 2018, could also be a choice. Williams has also recently praised Meghan for her "strength and poise" — claiming she was the "strongest person I know".


Meghan Markle meeting Beyonce at an event (Getty Images)

Beyonce had praised Meghan for speaking out in her Oprah interview. The singer, who was pictured with Meghan and Harry at 'The Lion King' premiere in London in 2019, had reportedly said, "Thank you Meghan for your courage and leadership. We are all strengthened and inspired by you."