Doughty Street barrister Amal Clooney and actor husband ‘set to become’ godparents to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal baby

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‘All but confirmed’, media report claims

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Human rights barrister Amal Clooney and her actor husband George are “set to become” royal godparents to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first-born child, according to media reports.

The rumour mill kicked into overdrive yesterday evening after a “family insider” reportedly told the Mail Online that George “has a strong hunch” that they’ll be among the couples asked to take on the important royal role. It’s “all but confirmed”, the report adds.

Harry and Meghan revealed during a recent tour of Australia that they were expecting their first child in Spring next year.

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There’s no denying the Clooneys have strong links to the royals. The Doughty Street Chambers barrister and her hubby of four years attended Harry and Meghan’s Windsor wedding earlier this summer. More recently, the Clooneys (who have twins, Ella and Alexander) were present when Princess Eugenie, Harry’s first cousin, tied the knot with British wine merchant Jack Brooksbank in October.

There’s a legal connection between the two couples, too (well, sort of). Amal spent three years as a lawyer in the (very real) New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell before settling in the UK and becoming a barrister, while Markle played fictional New York lawyer Rachel Zane in the US TV drama Suits.

Continuing, the report, again citing an unnamed source, claims “Amal and Meghan have been close for years, and Harry and George have become buddies because of that. They’re much closer than the headlines let on.”

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