Most people have two godparents — but not in the royal family! Prince William has a lot of godparents — six to be exact — and all three of his kids have followed suit.
There’s a reason for the large number, though. “There’s a feeling that because of their role as members of the royal family that they need as many confidants as they can get apart from their parents,” Royal editor of the Evening Standard, Robert Jobson, told ABC News in 2015.
Prince Louis’ christening was on Monday, July 9, so many royal fans are curious about who his dad Wiliam’s godparents are. Back in 1982, Prince Charles and Princess Diana chose the following people to baptize the royal: King Constantine II of Greece, Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Mrs. Ogilvy, Natalia Grosvenor, the Duchess of Westminster, Lady Susan Hussey, Norton Knatchbull, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and Sir Laurens van der Post. If you notice, a lot of their choices paid more homage to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip than they did to themselves!
Just like their dad, William’s kids also have a lot of godparents and none of them are immediate family members (poor Pippa Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle!). Prince Louis has six godparents, Prince George has seven godparents, and Princess Charlotte has five godparents.
Join our Facebook group for the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Prince William, and all things royal!
Scroll through the gallery below to meet Prince William’s godparents!
1 of 6
2 of 6
3 of 6
4 of 6
5 of 6
6 of 6