Aug 01, 2013 01:25 PM EDT | Jonathan Lambert
Prince William and his wife, Princess Kate Middleton, will soon pick six godparents for their new royal baby. Young Prince George Alexander Louis will be in good hands, considering the short list will likely include the likes of Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton.
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It is a royal tradition for the family to choose their child’s godparents, prior to the christening of the child. With a baptism date set sometime in September, it doesn’t give William and Kate much time to choose.
Historically, six godparents are selected for the ceremony. That naturally includes three godmothers and three godfathers. William’s brother Harry and Kate’s sister Pippa, as well as, brother James are certainly being considered. The Christian Post believes that the list could also include:
“Other potential godparents to Prince George, who has been nicknamed 'Georgie' by his parents include William's cousins Peter and Zara Phillips; his best friend from Ludgrove prep school and Eton, Thomas van Straubenzee; Middleton's best friend from Marlborough, Alicia Fox-Pitt; and the children of the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla.”
Unlike the royal birth, the christening is viewed as more of a private affair. At least, that’s how it has historically went. And, history is important to the royals.
The most recent news surrounding Prince George is what the young royal will be wearing. Up until the little prince, every royal for the past 172 years has worn the same christening gown.
Since its creation, the gown has been worn by over 30 newborns, including George’s pops, Prince William, and his great-grandmother, the queen.
Back in 2004, however, the article was deemed too fragile to use. That’s when the Queen commissioned a replica of the clothing.
Things will be different for Prince George as he will be wearing a brand new gown...sort of. The new gown will be an exact replica of the one first created in 1841.
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