Robert Lacey is quoted in The Times by Valentine Low on Monday 8th July following the Christening of baby Archie.
A debate over the private christening of the son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has continued after the couple decided to conceal the names of the Godparents.
In the Church of England, baptism, or christening, is a legal event and therefore publicly recorded. As Godparents are a necessary requirement of baptism, normally their names are included on parish registers when baptisms are recorded.
Royal biographer, Robert Lacey, said it was an “absolute scandal” to conceal the Godparents’ identities.
“This is someone who is seventh in line to the throne, and we don’t know who has a moral influence on them. It verges on the unconstitutional,” he told the Times.