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Could Amal and George Clooney Have a Special Role in the New Royal Baby’s Life?

Amal and George Clooney arrive at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018, Getty

They were fixtures at the wedding of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, taking pride of place near the altar, and Amal and George Clooney are rumored to also be playing an important part in the life of their royal friends’ impending arrival. The duke and duchess, who are expecting their first child next spring following their May 19 nuptials, may ask the Beirut-born human rights lawyer and Hollywood star to act as godparents to their new arrival, according to reports.

The two couples have become close in recent years, with the Clooneys expected to host the royals for dinner next week – along with guest of honor, Michelle Obama. Prince Harry and Meghan are believed to have holidayed at the couple’s home in Lake Como earlier this year, with George and Amal rumored to have recommended a nanny to the parents-to-be.

A source close to actor and producer George told the Daily Mail this week that the 57-year-old and his wife were a “shoo-in” to become godparents to the royal baby. “He’d make a wonderful godfather, he’d make a wonderful just about anything – he’s a good guy,” Clooney’s cousin added to the publication.

Indeed, the A-list couple would be able to provide plenty of sage advice to baby Sussex; Oscar-winning star and businessman George is renowned for his political activism, and has served as a UN Messenger of Peace since 2008. Forty-year-old Amal, who shares twins Ella and Alexander with her husband, is a revered barrister, having represented Nobel Peace Prize winner and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The couple are also noted for their philanthropic efforts, having donated US $100,000 through their foundation to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in June.

They made the donation in an effort to help migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, citing their duties as parents. “At some point in the future our children will ask us: “Is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers?” the couple wrote in a statement. “And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood. We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it.” This also comes only a few months after the husband and wife donated US$500,000 to the March for Our Lives, in the name of their children.

Kensington Palace will not confirm news of the Sussex baby’s godparents until well after the birth, but we think the Clooneys would make a wise choice. Previously, godparents of royal babies – such as Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte – have been plucked from their parents’ circle of trusted friends and extended family.

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