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Modern royalty Prince William and Kate Middleton are continuing to avoid the traditional route as they plan for Prince George’s christening.
According to the Huffington Post, they are reportedly ignoring tradition and choosing non-royal godparents for baby George.
William and Kate have decided to ask close friends to fill the positions of George’s five or six godparents. Three of the couple’s college pals are expected to be chosen: Fergus Boyd, Emilia d’Erlanger and Hugh Van Cutsem.
Boyd was initially friends with Will at St. Andrews, and eventually was a roommate to both William and Kate when they lived together in a group flat. He even attended the runway show where Kate captured William’s attention in a sheer dress.
d’Erlanger, who is one of Kate’s high school pals, was allegedly the person who introduced the couple.
According to E! Online, William’s friend Tomas van Staubenzee, Kate’s friend Alicia Fox-Pitt and William’s former nanny, Tiggy Pettifer, are also rumored to be possible godparents.
The pair’s choices reveal that the parents are more concerned about friendship and not high-ranking royals when it comes to choosing godparents.
The actual godparents will be revealed at Prince George’s christening on October 23 at The Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace.
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