The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced five godparents for their daughter Princess Charlotte including Princess Diana’s niece Laura Fellowes.
Ahead of the ceremony Kensington Palace had confirmed some details, including who has been asked to take on godparent duties.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have asked the following people to be godparents to Princess Charlotte, all of whom are friends or family of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Miss Sophie Carter, Mr James Meade, Mr Adam Middleton, The Hon. Laura Fellowes and Mr Thomas van Straubenzee,” the statement read.
No members of the royal family were among the godparents this time. For George, the Duke and Duchess asked the Princess Royal’s daughter Zara Phillips.
Two-month-old Charlotte will be christened in the Church of St Mary Magdalene on great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, in a private ceremony before a small party of 11 relatives, including her parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate and older brother Prince George, plus the five godparents and their spouses. The princess will wear will wear the hand made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, the dressmaker to the Queen and be blessed with the Lily Font and water from the River Jordan.
Diana was also christened in the same Norfolk country church that the Royal Family will gather at.
….. Devashree Goenka