Prince Harry’s beloved childhood nanny sparks godmother speculation as she’s spotted at baby Archie’s christening

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PRINCE Harry’s beloved childhood nanny has been pictured arriving at Archie’s christening – sparking speculation she could be the newborn’s godmother.

Tiggy Legge Bourke became close with Harry as he grew up, having been employed by his dad Prince Charles after the future king and Princess Diana split.

Harry's former nanny Tiggy Legge Bourke was seen arriving for the christening
Harry’s former nanny Tiggy Legge Bourke was seen arriving for the christening
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Prince William and Kate drive into Windsor for the christening of their nephew Archie
Prince William and Kate Middleton drive into Windsor for the christening of their nephew Archie
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have baby Archie christened in Windsor today
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Royal super fan John Loughrey waits outside Windsor Castle to celebrate today's christening
Royal super fan John Loughrey waits outside Windsor Castle to celebrate today’s christening
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And the former nursery school teacher – who once called Harry and brother William “my babies” – could now be closer with the royals than ever with the possible appointment.

Prince Harry is so close with Tiggy he is said to have introduced Meghan to her when the couple started dating, with the former nanny also invited to their wedding in May last year.

It comes as Prince William and Kate Middleton today arrived in Windsor for baby Archie’s secret christening as royal fans lined the streets.

The doting aunt and uncle drove themselves to the event – among the small crowd invited to see the eight-week-old son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to be christened.

Little Archie will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Windsor Castle, in front of a close group of just 25 friends and family.

Prince Harry has been the driving force behind keeping the event as private as possible, meaning the young Royal’s godparents won’t be named.

The seventh-in-line to the throne will be baptised in a spectacular £11,000 Lily Font and christened in the same royal gown Kate Middleton’s children wore.

And the Duchess of Cambridge made sure to give a sweet nod to her nephew – wearing blue for the little boy for today’s service.

Kate and William’s attendance came despite rumours of a rift between the couples, with the Sussexes recently splitting from the joint charity with the Cambridges.

And the speculated feud has event seen the palace deliberately trying to avoid “avoid diary clashes” between Harry, Meghan, William and Kate, to prevent “competition”, a royal author has claimed.

Grandparents Prince Charles and Camilla also flew by private helicopter to Windsor Castle.

However, it is unclear who else will be among those heading to Windsor as invited guests for the christening.

A PRIVATE AFFAIR

Despite footing the £2.4million bill for Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage renovation, taxpayers may never learn who the godparents are.

Bookies have slashed the odds on Guy Pelly and Jessica Mulroney becoming baby Archie’s godparents at his lavish christening today.

And while royal baby names normally are publicly registered, The Sun understands Harry wants all details kept private.

A source close to the couple said: “People might think Meghan responsible for this whole privacy thing but it is Harry leading the charge. He wants Archie to be a private citizen in every way possible.”

The Queen and Prince Philip are not expected to attend today’s event.

Possible godfathers

GUY Pelly, Harry’s best friend who ran a string of saucy nightclubs.

Charlie Van Straubenzee, below, old pal of Harry and William.

Mark Dyer, known fondly as Harry’s second father.

George Clooney, Hollywood star.

Nicholas Van Cutsem, godfather to Prince Louis.

Tom Inskip, once dubbed Harry’s party wingman.

Jake Warren, a godson of Princess Diana.

Mike Tindall, below, former England rugby player married to Harry’s cousin Zara

But that didn’t stop royal fans from gathering in Windsor, breaking out bottles of bubbly to celebrate the christening.

Megan Waters, 46, from Sydney, Australia, has said she came to England to do a “royal tour” and has been trying to catch a glimpse of a royal since she has been in the country.

Ms Waters said: “We love the royals because it’s all a bit unknown and all the tradition, we’re fascinated and it’s an unbelievable life to me.

“It’s something we’ve been brought up with, being in the Commonwealth. And to be here and possibly see someone in Britain, I’ve never been so excited.

“For the christening to be on the same day as us being here is just ecstatic. We purposefully bought a room at a hotel which looks at the castle.”

It comes after new parents Meghan and Harry have given the public a few glimpses of little Archie since he was born in May.

Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, gushed over their “amazing” son as they presented him to the world just days after his birth.

And they released a sweet photograph of the little boy on Father’s Day, as well as a stylised pic of Meghan holding his foot for Mother’s Day.

A statement, released by 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.”

Potential godmothers

JESSICA Mulroney, Canadian fashion stylist.

Lindsay Roth, author and TV producer, Meghan was her maid of honour.

Genevieve Hillis, helped organise Meghan’s New York baby shower.

Misha Nonoo, US fashion designer and close friend.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan’s sister-in-law.

Serena Williams, American tennis star.

Tiggy Pettifer, Harry’s former nanny.

Amal Clooney, wife of George.

Benita Litt, pal of Meghan’s whose daughters were bridesmaids last year.

Violet von Westenholz, Linked up the Sussexes for a blind date in 2016.


The Palace said yesterday: “Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.”

The Church of England said: “Under the Parochial Registers and Records Measure 1978 all baptisms must be registered and the record made is normally publicly available.

“However the register to be used in this case is held privately by the royal household . . . and we understand that it has never complied with the usual requirement.”

Prince Harry has remained close with Tiggy since she helped raise him after his mother's death
Prince Harry has remained close with Tiggy since she helped raise him after his mother’s death
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Tiggy can be seen walking behind Prince Harry in 1993
Tiggy can be seen walking behind Prince Harry in 1993
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Prince William arrived to be by his brother's side for Archie's christening
Prince William arrived to be by his brother’s side for Archie’s christening
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Kate Middleton and Prince William drove themselves to Windsor
Kate Middleton and Prince William drove themselves to Windsor
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Prince Charles and Camilla arrived by helicopter
Prince Charles and Camilla arrived by helicopter
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Police security outside Windsor Castle on the day that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is christened
Police security outside Windsor Castle on the day that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is christened
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Changing of the guard at Windor Castle
Changing of the guard at Windor Castle
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Royal fans spray a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the christening
Royal fans spray a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the christening
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Flags and posers are flying proudly in Windsor today
Flags and posers are flying proudly in Windsor today
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A cake from a royal well-wisher outside Windsor Castle
A cake from a royal well-wisher outside Windsor Castle
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Royal superfan John Loughrey, with company from Camilla the dog, prepares flags and posters outside Windsor Castle
Royal superfan John Loughrey, with company from Camilla the dog, prepares flags and posters outside Windsor Castle
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Visitors take pictures as the Changing of the Guard takes place outside Windsor Castle
Visitors take pictures as the Changing of the Guard takes place outside Windsor Castle
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The public have only seen this picture of Archie’s face
The Church of England confirmed Harry and Meghan will file Archie’s birth in a royal register that is kept privately – so the public may never know their identities

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