Since Prince Louis made his public debut on the steps of the Lindo Wing on April 23, we haven’t seen much of the littlest member of the Cambridge family (understandable, really, given that he’s just two months old). Now, it’s been confirmed that the third child of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be christened on Monday, July 9, with the ceremony taking place at St James’s Palace in London.
But though we already know what the young Prince will be wearing for the occasion (the traditional Honiton christening gown, just like his older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte), details about his godparents are yet to be announced by the palace.
It’s tradition for royal children to have a bunch of godparents, a mixture of relatives and close family friends. Princess Charlotte has five (William’s cousin Laura Fellowes, Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton, and friends Sophie Carter, James Meade, and Thomas van Straubenzee), while Prince George has a grand total of seven (Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem, and Zara Tindall). But will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be named two Prince Louis’ godparents?
The answer is most likely no. After all, Harry was not chosen to be a godfather for his nephew or his niece (he was already a proud uncle, so why bother giving him another title?) and bookmakers already believe that the odds on either the Duke or the Duchess of Sussex becoming a godparent are low.
“With George and Charlotte, [William and Kate] chose close and trusted friends and aides, rather than immediate family members, and the odds suggest that will be the same with little Prince Louis,” Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said. The bookmakers believe that William and Harry’s former nanny Tiggy Pettifer will be a top choice, with odds of 2/1, with the Duke’s outgoing private secretary Miguel Head another likely option with odds listed at 5/4.
At 3/1 is Laura Lopes, William’s stepsister and daughter of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Also rumored are Rebecca Priestley (4/1), Kate’s former private secretary, David Jardine-Patterson (5/1), and Huge van Cutsem (5/1). Meghan’s odds, meanwhile, are currently languishing at 14/1. Whatever the outcome, it’s almost certain that the Duchess of Sussex will attend the special ceremony, just as Harry did for George and for Charlotte.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace. This image was taken on 2nd May, on Princess Charlotte’s third Birthday. The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte’s third birthday.
This post was written by Katie Rosseinsky. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.
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