It’s not uncommon for a family member to also be asked to become a godparent on the arrival of a new baby.
However, a royal expert has predicted that it’s unlikely Prince Harry will become a godfather to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third baby, weeks after the pair announced they were expecting.
In an interview with the Express, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said that despite the fact Prince William’s cousins Eugenie and Beatrice weren’t invited to Princess Charlotte’s christening, the royal couple might bestow the honour to the pair for their third child, rather than the child’s royal uncle.
“It is possible Beatrice or Eugenie might be a godparent to the new baby,” said Fitzwilliams.
He also said the “emphasis could be firmly be on their close friends” after Kate and William broke royal tradition and asked for friends and family to become godparents when Princess Charlotte was christened.
When Charlotte was born in 2015, her parents chose five godparents including Prince William’s cousin Laura Fellowes (the daughter of one of Diana, Princess of Wales’s sisters), friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, the Duchess’s cousin Adam Middleton and the Duke’s close friend Thomas van Straubenzee.
Meanwhile, Prince George’s godparents included Julia Samuel, founder of Child Bereavement UK, and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the former SAS officer who is the Duke’s Principal Private Secretary.
So far, no members of the royal family have been asked to become godparents to William and the Duchess’ blossoming brood, unlike Prince Harry’s own godparents which include his uncle, Prince Andrew.
The royal expert also dispelled rumours the royal couple are planning to have a fourth child, telling the publication: “There is no indication that they want want a fourth child, it had been widely rumoured that they wanted three.”