Kensington Palace officially revealed Prince George’s godparents, just in time for his baptism ceremony!
Kate Middleton, 31, and Prince William, 31, carefully selected seven godparents to be a part of their son Prince George‘s life — for his christening ceremony and beyond — and you’ll be shocked to find out who wasn’t included! Keep reading to find out who they chose.
Prince George Godparents Revealed: Zara Phillips, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton & More
Kate and Will kept everyone guessing about their godparent selections right up until the very last minute! And surprisingly, their own siblings Pippa Middleton, 30, and Prince Harry, 29, weren’t on the list!
Prince George’s official godparents are:
Zara Phillips, 32. Zara is the only member of the royal family to be a godparent, and is William’s cousin and the Queen Elizabeth II‘s granddaughter. She married rugby star Mike Tindall in 2011 and is pregnant with their first child.
Oliver Baker, 31. Oliver is friends with William and Kate from the University of St. Andrews.
Emilia d’Erlanger, 31 (Mrs. David Jardine-Paterson). Emilia attended Marlborough College with Kate and is now an interior designer who helped the couple design their newly renovated apartment at Kensington Palace.
Hugh, Earl Grosvenor, 22. The Earl is the son of the Duke of Westminster.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, 52. Jamie served as private secretary to William, Kate and Harry for seven years from 2005 to 2012 and continues to serve part-time as principal private secretary and equerry. His ten-year-old son, William, was in the royal wedding.
Julia Samuel, 54, (the Hon. Mrs. Michael Samuel). Julia was a close friend of William’s late mother, Princess Diana.
William van Cutsem, 34. William is also known as Hugh, and is a childhood friend of William’s. William is also godfather to Hugh’s daughter, Grace, who was a flower girl in the royal couple’s 2011 wedding.
William and Kate revealed that they wanted to select their own personal school friends and close pals to be George’s godparents, rather than giving distant foreign dignitaries the formal title. Having trusted friends in George’s close family would also help him have the normal childhood his parents crave for him as he is growing up.
Will has six godparents himself, like many other members of the royal family — and the selection of seven is another way the royal couple is going against tradition!
Prince George’s Christening Ceremony
Prince George will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby on Oct. 23. All of George’s godparents will be in attendance for the ceremony.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think that Kate and Will picked good godparents for George?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski