Serena Williams has ruled herself out as baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s godmother.
The royal’s mother, the Duchess of Sussex, made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon on July 4, 2019, to support her friend, but speaking at a press conference that day, the tennis ace insisted she isn’t one of the secret godparents Meghan Markle and her husband, the Duke of Sussex, have chosen for their first born — who arrived into the world on May 6 — and pointed out that she will be on the court when the tot’s christening takes place tomorrow at Windsor Castle July 6.
She said: “No, I’m working on Saturday.”
Markle has always had a close friendship with Williams and the brunette beauty even watched the royal couple tie the knot at last year.
But, despite their strong bond, the 37-year-old sportswoman won’t be dishing out any parenting advice to the happy couple anytime soon — even though she has 19-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia with husband Alexis Ohanian.
The Duke and Duchess have decided to break royal tradition and keep their son’s godparents private.
A statement from Buckingham Palace read: “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in a small private ceremony by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday 6 July.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look forward to sharing some images taken on the day by photographer Chris Allerton.
“The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.”