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.
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.
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.