Princess Charlotte’s Christening Announcement: The Likely Godparents Revealed

·Editor, Yahoo Life UK

On Sunday 5 July, Princess Charlotte will be christened in a private ceremony at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham.

The royal baby will be two months old at the time, and no doubt dressed in a traditional christening gown – like Prince George was on his big day in October 2013.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the new princess [Rex]
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the new princess [Rex]



Kate Middleton gave birth to her and Prince William's second child on Saturday, May 2nd [Rex]
Kate Middleton gave birth to her and Prince William's second child on Saturday, May 2nd [Rex]

It’s tradition for members of the royal family to be christened in this particular gown, originally handcrafted by Scottish dressmaker Janet Sutherland in 1841.

George wore a brand new replica of it and we hazard a guess that little Lottie will, too.

Kate Middleton Prince George christening [Jason Bell/Camera Press via Clarence House]
Kate Middleton Prince George christening [Jason Bell/Camera Press via Clarence House]



But what of her godparents? Kate and Wills went against tradition with George and chose seven of their best friends to look out for their son – rather than foreign royals and aristocrats.

The highly privileged list included university pals William van Cutsem, Emilia Jardine-Paterson and Oliver Baker, their long-standing private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Prince Charles’ friend Earl Grosvenor and Princess Diana’s pal Julia Samuel.

In fact the only royal family member to be named one of George’s godparents was Zara Tindall – who isn’t technically even a princess.

Kate Middleton Prince George christening [Jason Bell/Camera Press via Clarence House]
Kate Middleton Prince George christening [Jason Bell/Camera Press via Clarence House]



It’s looking like Charlotte could have as many as six godparents. Wills’ cousins Beatrice and Eugenie are currently the top choices, which would make sense as they missed the boat with Prince George.

Also on the list of potential godmothers is Pippa Middleton at 1/1 and Tiggy Pettifer, who used to be Wills’ nanny, at 6/4.

Princesses Beatrice (left) and Eugenie (right) could well be Charlotte's godmothers [Splash]
Princesses Beatrice (left) and Eugenie (right) could well be Charlotte's godmothers [Splash]



The race to be godfather looks more open with William’s cousin Peter Phillips at 1/1 and Kate’s friend Sam Waley-Cohen at 6/4.

Either way, we won’t have to wait long to find out who the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge choose as their daughter’s godparents. George’s were announced just ahead of his christening so it’s likely that Charlotte’s will be too.

But then again, we’re still waiting on that first photo of Charlotte at home…

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