Here’s why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aren't favourites to be royal god parents

And we kind of get it.

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And we kind of get it.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news that they were expecting a baby in Spring 2019, just months ago, with the exciting news sending the internet into a frenzy.

What will be the royal baby name of choice? Could Meghan be expecting twin? And of course, when is the due date?

Now that the Duchess has hinted at an April birth, fans are going on to speculate what will happen after the royal arrival, with the latest rumours surrounding potential god parents.

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Being chosen as a royal god parent is a major responsibility but if you were hoping for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to receive the honour, you might be out of luck.

No, it has nothing to do with the rumoured royal feud between the two couples, reportedly started by Prince William warning Harry that he was moving too fast with Meghan.

In fact, it’s actually all down to tradition.

Prince William’s three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis each have between five and seven god parents, and while a few of them include family members from Adam Middleton to Zara Tindall, it seems like the closest relations to be chosen are cousins.

Unlucky for Kate and Wills!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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