Here’s why Prince Harry and Meghan won’t be Prince Louis’ godparents

2018-06-25 16:01
 

Cape Town - As Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, prepare to announce the godparents of their newborn, Prince Louis, on 9 July, most are expecting younger brother Harry and wife Meghan to receive the honour.

However, the spokesperson for British bookmakers Ladbrokes, Jessica Bridge, believes Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex stand just a 14/1 chance of becoming godparents, People reports.

Although it might come as a surprise, it won’t be such an unusual decision for Wills and Kate – Harry isn’t godparent to Prince George or Princess Charlotte.

It seems the couple are rather keen to have their close friends and trusted members of staff as potential guardians.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, the most likely candidate is William and Harry’s former nanny, Tiggy Pettifer, with odds of 2/1.

She’s closely followed by Laura Lopes (3/1), daughter of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Miguel Head (5/1), William’s former private secretary.

Rebecca Priestley, Kate’s former private secretary, is also a possible contender, adds Cosmopolitan.

It could well be all of the abovementioned names (save Harry and Meghan) as Wills and Kate have previously opted for several godparents. With Prince George’s baptism in October 2013 they chose a total of seven.

The Sun reports the third child of the royal couple is set to be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who also married Prince Harry and Meghan in May.

SOURCES: PEOPLE, COSMOPOLITAN, THE SUN, HARPER’S BAZAAR

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