Last updated on Jun 15th, 2020 at 07:49 pm

George Clooney doesn’t want to be the godfather of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby son

The Catch-22 star has a close friendship with the royal couple – who he watched tie the knot at Windsor Castle last May – but he thinks it would be a “bad idea” if they chose him to be a supporting figure in their three-day-old son Archie’s life at his christening later this year, because he already has his hands full with his and wife Amal Clooney’s 23-month-old twins Alexander and Ella.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he said when asked if he would be Archie’s godfather: “That would be a bad idea. I shouldn’t be the [godfather]. I’m a father of twins I can barely do that.”

Asked if he would turn down the role if it was offered to him, the 58-year-old actor replied: “I’m not going to be the godfather. I promise you that. I’m fairly sure.”

George added that the media should “be a little kinder” to Meghan since she gave birth to her child

Clooney has told The Associated Press that the media scrutiny will intensify now that she and Prince Harry are parents. The actor says the media coverage is part of being a member of the royal family.

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However, Clooney says the coverage steps “into a really dark place” when the media interviews people’s parents. He says “the press turned on them” and he thinks people should be kinder because “she’s a young woman who just had a baby.”

Clooney’s wife, Amal, attended the duchess’ baby shower and the Clooneys have vacationed with the royal couple.

The Duke and Duchess announced the birth of Archie on Monday evening but didn’t give fans a glimpse of the tiny tot until Wednesday afternoon after he had been introduced to his great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen.

Author: BANG Showbiz