Sorry But Meghan Markle Probably Won't Be Prince Louis' Godparent

And neither will Harry ...

Ever since Prince Louis' christening date was revealed -- ICYMI it's July 9 -- talk has turned to his prospective godparents.

Word is that newlyweds-of-the-moment Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will likely be snubbed. Gasp!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex might seem like total shoe-ins for the prestigious roles of one-month-old Louis' godfather and godmother, however, by all reports it's unlikely to turn out that way.

The newlyweds stepped out in style for day one of Royal Ascot on June 20. Image: Getty.

The little prince's parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are expected to select a mix of close friends and royal staffers for godparent duty instead.

That's exactly what the royal couple did when their two eldest children Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, were christened. George's godparents include Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, who was the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's private secretary, and Prince William's cousin Zara Tindall.

Charlotte's godparents are her parents' cousins the Hon. Laura Fellowes and Adam Middleton, and family friends Thomas van Straubenzee, James Meade, and Sophie Carter.

Darling Prince Louis Arthur. The newest royal on the block born April 23, 2018. Image: Instagram/@Kensingtonroyal

The hot favourites for baby Louis' godparents are Tiggy Pettifer, former assistant and nanny to brothers William and Harry, Kate’s former private secretary Rebecca Priestley, and Will’s outgoing private secretary Miguel Head.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's daughter Laura Lopes -- that's Will's stepsister -- is also rumoured to have made the list. Her own daughter Eliza was one of the royal couple’s bridesmaids at their 2011 wedding.

Louis' remaining prospective godparents all have connections with older brother George. David Jardine-Patterson is married to Emilia, one of the four-year-old's godmothers, while Hugh van Cutsem is older brother to George's godfather William.

Baby Prince Louis - snug as a bug and with a royal title too. Image: Getty.

Notice Prince Harry's name pop up anywhere? No, we didn't either. As he isn't godfather to his niece or nephew and we reckon that might be the case with Louis as well.

There's no need to take offense of Harry -- or Meghan's -- part. Haz and his new wife are no doubt quite the doting uncle and aunt to all three of Kate and Will's kids, so it makes sense for the godparent role to be bestowed upon on close friends and aides instead.

We'll just have to wait until the royal bub's big day -- his first appearance since his birth on April 23 -- to find out exactly who made the cut.

Feature image: Getty.