Oprah Winfrey slams claims Meghan and Harry will make her Lilibet’s godmother (Image: Apple TV/GETTY)

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Oprah Winfrey has shut down claims that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were planning to make her baby Lilibet's godmother.

The 67-year-old television presenter, who shares a close friendship with the Sussexes, downplayed the recent rumours and suggested that the couple might want a younger contender for the role.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the chat show host also pointed out that she is already a godmother 'by default' because she is good friends with the family.

"I don't need to be a godmother, I'm a godmother by default," Oprah said during the interview.

"I'm a neighbour, I'm a friend and all that, you probably need someone younger to be the godmother."

Oprah revealed that she wasn't Lilibet's godmother
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During her interview, she also revealed that she was huge fan of the name that Harry and Meghan had chosen for their baby daughter and revealed that she would be sending the couple a special something for Father's Day.

Oprah's remarks come after a whirlwind few months for the couple after they became parents for a second time as well as making appearances in several explosive interviews with Oprah.

In Harry's two most recent interviews with the television star, that formed part of the Apple+ series The Me You Can't See, the Duke spoke candidly about struggling with his mental health as well as his experiences in the Royal Family growing up.

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Oprah has been very close to Harry and Meghan ever since she received an invite to the Royal Wedding that took place in 2018.

Shortly after the wedding, Oprah said in an interview: “Let me just tell you about that royal wedding, it was transformative, it was more than a wedding.

"It was a cultural moment and you could not be there or watch on television and not feel that there was a shift that just happened in the middle of it. It’s bigger than them.”

Harry and Meghan have a good friendship with Oprah Winfrey
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Harry and Meghan are proud parents to Archie and Lilibet
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She has since supported the couple after they decided to step away from Royal duties as well as move to the United States, where they are now neighbours.

After the birth of their first born, Archie, it was also revealed that Oprah kindly sent the family a number of books as part of a touching gift to her friends.

Earlier this year, Oprah also explained that she had actually started working with Prince Harry on the recent docuseries almost two years earlier.

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"It's a project that we were inspired to produce after we first met, really, and talked about some of the most pressing issues of our time," Oprah explained at the start of her recent show.

She added: "So we spent two years making this series…together… I remember that chat very, very well all that time ago."

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