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Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton to become royal godparents?
Dec 5, 2012, 12:02 GMT
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Britain's Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton are expected to be named godparents by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince William's brother and Duchess Catherine's sister are the favourites to become godparents to the royal couple's first child after taking on best man and maid of honour duties at their wedding, but close friends could also be in the running for the coveted role.
Joe Little, Managing Editor of the Majesty royal magazine, told the MailOnline: 'I think Harry and Pippa are very likely. As you know most people have just one or two godparents. But in royal circles you have a lot more, certainly William had quite a team.
'I rather think they won't have quite so many - perhaps four. Harry would take care of the royal connection and Pippa would take care of the Middleton side. There are few options amongst their close friends. The van Cutsems and the van Straubenzees certainly.'
Thomas van Straubenzee is one of William's oldest friends and the pair have remained close since meeting at Ludgrove Prep School, while Edward, Hugh, Nicholas and William van Cutsem are close family friends from Norfolk who grew up with William.
The 30-year-old royal has been made godfather to several children including memorable little bridesmaid Grace van Custem, who covered her ears from the noise on William's wedding day, so her father Hugh van Custem is a likely contender for the role.
Royal expert Joe added: 'William is a godfather of several children, one of whom was Grace van Custem, the little bridesmaid covering her ears on the balcony on their wedding day. Quite possibly the favour will be returned to them.
'I would say Harry and Pippa, a Van Cutsem, and maybe one of Kate's close chums from school and that might be it. Whoever it is it would have been given careful consideration. It would be a huge honour to be the godparent of a future King or Queen.'
Meanwhile, Catherine is beginning to 'feel better' as she battles acute morning sickness in London's King Edward VII hospital.
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