Archie's godparents: Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are keeping them a secret

From the sound of it, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry don't ever plan on revealing who their son's godparents are.

Almost a week out from baby Archie Harrison's ultra-private christening, sources say that the new parents will keep the identities of his godparents secret out of respect for the fact that they aren't "public figures."

"These are friends, private citizens, not celebrities or public figures," an insider told People. "Meghan and Harry wanted to protect them from the inevitable onslaught: 'When did you meet them? How?' That was the driving reason [to keep them private]."

"It's a very personal thing to ask somebody to be a godparent," the source added.

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Buckingham Palace backed that claim up in a statement, saying that the choice was made "in keeping with their wishes."

Despite not publicly confirming or denying who they chose as their son's godparents, Meghan and Harry's tight circle of friends might provide some clues as to who they chose. Many reports have pointed to Meghan's pals, stylist Jessica Mulroney and tennis champ Serena Williams, as possibilities. Though Serena was in London on the day of the christening, she wasn't able to attend, as she was busy playing two matches at Wimbledon.

Another reported choice? Harry's good childhood friend, Charlie Van Straubenzee, who is already one of Princess Charlotte's godparents.

Outlets around the world also looked to the christening's small guest list of about 25 names for clues as to who Meghan and Harry chose. Among those being speculated about include Harry's nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, who was spotted leaving Archie's baptism, as well as Princess Diana’s two older sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, who were included in the official family photo released after Archie's christening.

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Insiders told People that the christening was "very, very low-key," adding that "you wouldn't have even known it was going on. It was all very well thought through."

By keeping the names of their child's godparents a secret in addition to holding a private baptism, Meghan and Harry have departed from the royal norm around such a seminal event. Prince William and Kate Middleton, for instance, released the names of their children's godparents following their respective christenings.

"This is not a couple that will confirm if they don't feel it's right for them," a People source explained. "It's that simple."