Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Aren't Prince Louis' Godparents—Right here's Why


The youngest member of the British royal household, little Prince Louis, will likely be making his first public look at present since leaving the hospital together with his mother and pa, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, for a particular occasion: his christening.

Whereas a lot of the royal household will likely be in attendance, together with newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there will likely be one large exception. It was introduced this morning (July 9) that the queen and Prince Philip wouldn’t make the journey to the Chapel Royal at St. James' Palace attributable to a busy schedule this week (not due to well being considerations as some had feared). And, as is widespread with christenings royal and never, the infant's godparents will likely be current for the massive day.

Kensington Palace launched the listing this morning, stating, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have requested the next folks to be godparents to Prince Louis, all of whom are associates or household of Their Royal Highnesses." Two names you gained't see on that listing? Harry and Meghan.

To not fear, although; there's no royal drama afoot. It's simply the best way they do issues. The siblings of William and Kate—Harry, Pippa Middleton, and James Middleton—will not be godparents to any of their three kids. Again when Prince George was christened, royal professional Robert Johnson defined to USA At the moment that as a result of they're aunts and uncles they "may have a job in George's life anyway."

Phew. However who’re these six those that the royals have entrusted with such a particular function in Prince Louis' life? Let's have a look.

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The Godfathers

  • Nicholas van Cutsem: The van Cutsems have 4 sons who've been associates with Princes William and Harry since they had been kids, in keeping with Individuals. Nicholas' brother William is already certainly one of Prince George's godfathers, and his lovable niece, Grace, is the bridesmaid who famously coated her ears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after William and Kate's marriage ceremony.

  • Man Pelly: Pelly is an in depth pal of William, Kate, and Harry. He's the man who deliberate William's bachelor social gathering, so he's very inner-circle.

  • Harry Aubrey-Fletcher: This gentleman with a really British identify was an usher at William and Kate's marriage ceremony in 2011 and has recognized Louis' dad since prep faculty.

The Godmothers

  • Woman Laura Meade: Her husband, James, is an previous pal of William's who gave a speech at his marriage ceremony and is a godfather of Princess Charlotte. Woman Laura, in the meantime, has recognized the three Middleton siblings for years. The entire Middleton-Cambridge crew attended the couple's marriage ceremony in 2013.

  • Hannah Carter: Carter is an in depth pal of Kate's from Marlborough Faculty. She and her husband dwell close to Anmer Corridor, William and Kate's nation home. Her sister-in-law Sophie is certainly one of Princess Charlotte's godmothers.

  • Lucy Middleton: Middleton is a lawyer and certainly one of Kate's cousins on her father's facet of the household. Based on the Every day Mail, the pair spent their hole yr collectively in Florence. Her different cousin, Adam, is godfather to Princess Charlotte.

Seems to be like Louis has a very good help system in his godparents—and, in fact, his Uncle Harry and Aunt Meghan.

Replace: A earlier model of this story incorrectly recognized van Cutsem as the daddy of Grace van Cutsem.

RELATED: Right here's the Particular Which means Behind Prince Louis' Christening Date

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