George Clooney says it would be a ‘bad idea’ for him to be the royal baby’s godfather

Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor has finally been introduced to the world, and it’s clear that his parents, Prince Harry and Meghan, couldn’t be any prouder of their new arrival.

Now that he’s here, there are a few crucial decisions that they’ll soon need to make on behalf of their son, including who should serve as his godparents. But if they planned to look to family friend George Clooney for the role, they’d better rethink their decision.

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George, who shares his own almost two-year-old twins with barrister wife Amal, has shut down any rumours that he may take up the prestigious position, saying that it would be a ‘bad idea’ if he was asked.

Speaking during an appearance on American TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, George responded to the suggestion that he could be Archie’s godfather by saying: ‘That would be a bad idea. I shouldn’t be the [godfather]. I’m a father of twins I can barely do that.’

‘I’m not going to be the godfather. I promise you that. I’m fairly sure,’ he said, although he did add that it wasn’t a personal decision where Meghan and Harry were concerned, joking that he ‘should not be anyone’s godfather.’

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George and Amal know the couple well enough to have both attended Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding last May, and George even shares a birthday with the baby, who arrived on the same day that he turned 58. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re automatic frontrunners for the titles.

A number of other celebrity couples who are known to be friends of the royals, including David and Victoria Beckham, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy and even Oprah may also be on the list for consideration.

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When Harry’s brother Prince William and wife Kate selected godparents for their first born son, Prince George, they ended up with a final line-up of seven, including a number of close family friends and other royals such as William’s cousin, Zara Tindall.

We wonder if Archie might beat their record with eight or more?