Every royal child has godparents. Even Prince George and Princess Charlotte does. Now, that the third baby is on his way, who will be his godparents?
Will William and Kate brake the royal tradition again as they did in George and Charlotte’s case?
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Any day now, Prince Harry will be an uncle for the third time when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate have their third baby. But, could he and Meghan Markle play another role in the royal baby’s life as godparents?
It’s possible, explains royal expert Marlene Koenig.
Prince Harry isn’t a godfather to his nephew, George, or his niece, Charlotte. For their first two children, Prince William and Kate Middleton chose godparents from their social circle and pretty close connections.
As with most royals, George and Charlotte have multiple godparents.
Prince George’s are the High Grosvenor and Julia Samuel, Zara Tindall, William van Cutsem, Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton.
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Princess Charlotte’s include the Hon. Lauren Fellows, Adam Middleton, Thomas van Straubenzee, James Meade and Sophie Carter. These all are close friends of William and Kate.
Marlene Koenig says:-
“This is a definite move away from the more traditional foreign royals or older relatives. None of them would have a close relationship with their godchild. Queen Elizabeth’s godparents, such as, her grandparents along with other relatives”.
So, it’s possible the couple, who will be married right after the baby is born, could make the cut if Princes William and Kate go back to tradition and pick family. Most fit options could be Harry and Meghan or even Pippa Middleton.
If Harry and Meghan are chosen, the baby can look forward to a lifetime of double gifts.
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As Koenig adds: “Godparents are supposed to give the spiritual guidance to their godchildren. At least for the regular folk. But, royal godparents have a different role”.
“It sometimes take place at a distance, sending a lovely present for their godchild’s birthday until he/she is an adult. Or maybe, a nice wedding present”.