Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have picked a whopping SEVEN Godparents for their baby son's christening today. Find out who, here...
Prince George’s Godparents have been announced by Kensington Palace, ahead of the future King’s christening service this afternoon. The royal tot has been given SEVEN Godparents in total, all handpicked by his parents, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William.
So who are they?
Zara Tindall is the only member of the royal family who’s been given the special title. Prince William’s cousin will attend the intimate, private ceremony at St James’ Palace at 3pm this afternoon, where she’ll show off her now-huge baby bump.
Other Godparents include Oliver Baker – a close university friends of William and Kate‘s, Emilia Jardine-Paterson – a close university friend of Kate’s, the Duke of Westminster’s son, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton – Kate and Wills’ former private secretary, one of the late Princess Diana’s closest friends – Julia Samuel, and Wills’ old school friend, William Van Cutsem.
The number of Godparents exceeds even that of Prince William, who only has six.
Prince William and Duchess Kate have chosen to have a very private ceremony for their three-month-old son’s christening this afternoon. While they will be photographed on their arrival at The Chapel Royal, we won’t get to see inside the ceremony itself. But, the small guest list has been confirmed and includes Kate Middleton‘s parents, brother James and sister Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and all the Godparents and their partners.
This is TOO exciting.
Prince George will be christened at the famous Lily Font, with holy water from the River Jordan and will wear a replica of the royal christening robe, handmade by Angela Kelly, the Queen’s dressmaker.
Kate and William will then host a private tea party for their guests at Clarence House following the ceremony, and will serve Prince George’s christening cake, which, in keeping with tradition, is a tier taken from their 2011 wedding cake.
We’ll bring you all the lovely pictures as soon as they land.