The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are selecting six godparents for their son, Prince George — but don’t expect them all to come with a royal title! The couple is reportedly selecting some of the reliable longtime pals they’ve known since their school days to serve as godparents for their baby!
Prince William and Kate Middleton are making the huge decision of naming their son Prince George‘s godparents, and their picks won’t just be for the sake of ceremony. George’s christening will take place on Oct. 23, and his godparents are reportedly going to include some of the trusted friends and college pals the couple want to be major parts of their son’s life.
Prince George’s Godparents: Kate Middleton & Prince William Choose College Friends
Will’s college bud Fergus Boyd, 31, was reportedly selected as one of George’s godfathers, according to The Daily Mail. Fergus went to university with William — and even shared a residence hall with him and Kate during their first year at Eton.
One of Will’s closest friends, Hugh Van Cutsem, 39, was also reportedly selected to be one of George’s godfathers. William is godfather to Hugh’s 5-year-old daughter Grace, who was a flower girl at Will and Kate’s beautiful wedding! (She was that adorable girl who famously covered her ears and frowned as Will and Kate kissed on the balcony!)
Kate and her friend Emilia d’Erlanger, 30, — and reported godmother selection — went to Marlborough College together. Emilia is also a longtime friend of Will’s who introduced Kate around in his social circle. She runs an interior design company and reportedly helped Will and Kate decorate their newly renovated apartment at Kensington Palace.
The other three godparents have yet to be revealed, but will be named before the Oct. 23 baptism.
Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Unexpected Godparent Choices
Will and Kate would be going against royal tradition in yet another way by selecting non-royals as their son’s godparents. “They are rather unexpected off-the-wall choices for godparents – not the usual suspects of William’s closest friends who we anticipated,” a royal source told The Daily Mail.
The couple considered giving Prince George “stability and normality” when making their godparent selection, reported The Mirror. These are the friends that know the couple best — and have been a reliable part of their lives since their school days!
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think it’s a good choice to pick close friends as George’s godparents?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski