Prince Harry's beloved childhood nanny is baby son Archie's secret godmother

Prince Harry's childhood nanny is baby Archie's secret godmother [Image: Getty]

In the run-up to their son’s christening last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they wouldn’t be revealing the names of baby Archie’s godparents.

However, The Sunday Times have reported that the Duke of Sussex’s beloved childhood nanny is a godmother to his eight-month-old boy, who has been residing in Canada since mid-November.

Tiggy Pettifer - previously known as Tiggy Legge-Bourke - looked after the 35-year-old and his older brother Prince William, 37, when they were children between 1993 and 1999.

She became a mother figure to the pair after the sudden death of Princess Diana in 1997.

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The former nanny, now 54, left the royal household when she married ex-Coldstream Guards officer, Charles Pettifer.

But Tiggy is understood to have remained close to both William and Harry in the years since.

The dukes are themselves godfathers to her sons Fred and Tom.

Along with her husband, she now runs a bed and breakfast, Ty’r Chanter, in the Brecon Beacons.

Tiggy Pettifer was seen in Windsor on the day of the christening last July [Image: Getty]

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Tiggy was photographed in Windsor on the day of Archie’s christening in July.

The paper have also named Mark Dyer, 53, as godfather to Harry and Meghan’s toddler.

He served as an equerry to Prince Charles and became a mentor and close friend of his sons.

According to the Duke of Sussex’s biographer Penny Junor, he is “one of the few people who talks some sense into [Harry]”.

The former nanny - known as Tiggy Legge-Bourke before her marriage - became a mother figure to the Duke of Sussex after the death of Princess Diana in 1997 [Image: Getty]

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Mark now owns several London pubs, one of which hosted Harry and Meghan soon after they first started dating.

Shortly after Archie’s christening it was also revealed that Charlie van Straubenzee, one of the duke’s school friends, had been made a godfather.

The businessman became close with the royal at Ludgrove Prep School in Berkshire, and has been described as his “wingman”.

He gave a speech at the Sussex’s royal wedding where he joked that Harry was “a ginger”.

Mark Dyer is also reported to be a godfather to the eight-month-old [Image: Getty]

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In one of their first public appearances as a married couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seen attending Charlie’s wedding to videographer Daisy Jenks in August 2018, where it is believed Harry served as best man.

Charlie, Tiggie and Mark are believed to be three of fewer than 30 guests to attend Archie’s christening.

Their naming as godparents comes as Harry and Meghan continue to keep the remaining godparents under wraps.

They released a statement ahead of their son’s baptism - part of which read: “The godparents, in keeping with their wishes, will remain private.”

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