And the royal godparents for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby are...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just welcomed their first child, a healthy baby boy, and we can’t stop thinking about this burning question: Who will be the baby’s godparents?

In honor of the newborn's arrival, we’ve rounded up a list of the best godparent contenders for Baby Sussex. Will it be Markle’s BFF Jessica Mulroney? Or a complete surprise like Serena Williams? Here are our top picks.

Possible godparents to Baby Sussex
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Possible godparents to Baby Sussex

Princess Eugenie

Not only is she Prince Harry’s first cousin, but she also runs in the same circle as the duke and duchess. When in doubt, choose a royal.

Serena Williams 

The professional tennis player is a prime candidate for the job, considering she’s a longtime acquaintance of Markle’s. The pair first met at the Super Bowl in 2010 and immediately became friends. Williams attended the royal wedding with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and even footed the $200,000 bill for Markle’s New York City baby shower. NBD.

Benita Litt 

Litt is one of the duchess’s oldest friends. Markle is a godmother to both of her children, Remi and Rylan, whom you may recognize as bridesmaids from the royal wedding. Why not return the favor?

Jessica and Ben Mulroney

One of the most obvious choices is Markle’s best friend, Jessica, along with her husband, Ben. You may recognize them from the royal nuptials, considering their three children—Ivy (5) and 8-year-old twin boys John and Brian—were included in the wedding party.

Jessica and Ben also accompanied the newlyweds on their royal tour of Australia…and (*sniff, sniff*) is that a frontrunner we smell?

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Sure, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might seem like a no-brainer, but royal protocol says otherwise.

Not only is it extremely rare for royals to pick their siblings, but Prince Harry and Markle weren’t chosen to be godparents for the couple’s three children, Prince George (5), Princess Charlotte (3) and Prince Louis (10 months). But hey, we’re not ruling it out.

Priyanka Chopra  

The Quantico star met Markle back in 2016 at the Elle Women in Television dinner. Since they’ve remained close friends, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Suits alum made Chopra a permanent part of the baby’s life.

George and Amal Clooney

OK, hear us out. George and Amal might not seem like they’re super-duper close with the royals, but rumors have been swirling for months about the possibility of Prince Harry and Markle anointing the Clooneys. (Amal even attended the duchess’s baby shower in New York City.)

Although George laughed at the idea during an interview with Who magazine, we can’t deny that the couple has serious godparent potential.


Related: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially welcome their first child: Details!

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