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Prince William and Kate Middleton announced ahead of Princess Charlotte’s christening that they had chosen five godparents for their second child.

Princess Charlotte has two fewer godparents than her brother George, and none from within royal circles.

The christening was held at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, and attended by guests including Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh.Princess Charlotte godparents

Who are the godparents?

  • Lady Laura Fellowes – cousin of Prince William, niece of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. As a child Laura Fellowes was famously pictured alongside a young, misbehaving Prince William at the Duke and Duchess of York’s wedding.
  • Adam Middleton – cousin of Kate Middleton. She attended his wedding to interior designer Rebecca Poynton in June 2014.
  • Thomas van Straubenzee – friend of Prince William’s since prep school. Known as “Van”, he accompanied Prince William on his first official overseas tour to New Zealand.
  • James Meade – friend of Prince William’s since Eton and the son of Olympic gold medal-winning equestrian Richard Meade.
  • Sophie Carter – a close friend of Kate Middleton’s who has attended charity events with her.


Princess Charlotte’s christening was announced for Sunday, July 5.

The christening of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second child will be held at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church on Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate, in the same church where late Princess Diana was baptized.Princess Charlotte godparents odds

Although Princess Charlotte’s godparents won’t be announced until her christening, bookmakers are dusting off their odds on June 5 as the date for the service was announced by Kensington Palace.

According to People Magazine, oddsmakers Ladbrokes has Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie as heading the list of favorite family and friends for Princess Charlotte’s godparents, while gamblers also have Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry as top potential picks.

Peter Phillips, the cousin of Prince William, is tipped by Ladbrokes to get the job at ½, the publication says. Peter Phillips would join the ranks with his sister Zara Tindall, who is already a godparent to Princess Charlotte’s big brother Prince George.


Princess Charlotte will be christened on Sunday, July 5, Kensington Palace has announced.

The christening of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Princess Charlotte was born on May 2 at St Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing 8lb 3oz.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was “delighted” to have been invited to conduct the baptism.

He said: “It will be an extraordinary honor and privilege to help welcome the princess into the family of the church.”

Photo Reuters

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The princess is the fourth in line to the UK’s throne and her full name has been registered as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

On June 1, Prince William returned to work as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance after taking a break over the birth of Princess Charlotte.

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children have been at their home Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate since leaving London shortly after the birth of the princess, their second child.

The family is expected to be based at Anmer Hall for the next few years as they raise Princess Charlotte and their first born Prince George, who is almost two, with the help of a full-time nanny.

Prince George’s christening took place in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London in October 2013.

He was born at St Mary’s Hospital on July 22, 2013.

The prince, who is the third in line to the throne, wore a replica of the lace and satin christening gown made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, the Princess Royal, in 1841.

Prince George’s christening was private, with only senior royals, four members of the Middleton family, the seven godparents and their spouses among the 22 guests.

The prince’s godparents are the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Tindall, Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem.

Prince William and Kate Middleton have yet to announce Princess Charlotte’s godparents.