Prince George’s Godparents Announced
They are Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, William van Cutsem and Zara Tindall.
Zara Tindall, wife of former England rugby international Mike Tindall, is Prince William’s cousin.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will christen the three-month-old prince at St James’s Palace in central London.
Mrs Jardine-Paterson attended Marlborough College with the duchess, while Mr Baker went to St Andrews University with the duke and duchess.
Mr Van Cutsem is a childhood friend of Prince William.
Mr Lowther-Pinkerton served as private secretary to the duke and duchess and Prince Harry from 2005-2012, and is still principal private secretary and equerry on a part-time basis.
Mrs Samuel was a close friend of the duke’s mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and she founded charity Child Bereavement UK, which Prince William has supported.
Earl Grosvenor is the son of the Duke of Westminster.
The prince’s parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be joined by family and close friends for the christening at the palace’s Chapel Royal.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will attend along with the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton and siblings Pippa and James are also expected to be at the ceremony, along with the godparents and their spouses.
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