Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce six godparents for Prince Louis
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally chosen family friends including Guy Pelly and Nicholas van Cutsem as godparents for their third child, Prince Louis.
Kensington Palace announced three godfathers and three godmothers for the baby Prince Louis, including Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lady Laura Meade, Mrs. Robert Carter - Hannah Gillingham - and Lucy Middleton.
Mrs Carter is a schoolfriend of the Duchess, while Miss Middleton, a solicitor, is her cousin.
Lady Laura Meade is married to Prince William's close friend James, who is Princess Charlotte's godfather.
Nicholas Van Cutsem is an old family friend whose daughter Grace was a bridesmaid at the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess, while Harry Aubrey-Fletcher went to Ludgrove School and Eton with the young Prince William.
Guy Pelly, renowned high society nightclub founder, will make up the sextet, after moving on from his hedonistic days with Princes William and Harry.
He said in 2016: “I’m moving on from nightclubs. I’ve been married for two years and now I’m leaving it to the next generation.”
Prince Louis will be christened in front of close members of the royal family on Monday afternoon, with official photographs taken by Matt Holyoak, who also took pictures for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's 70th wedding anniversary.
Prince Louis' godparents will take part in the private 40-minute ceremony, which begins at 4pm in the intimate, oak-panelled chapel.
The royal family will then celebrate with tea and cake at Clarence House, a tier of which will be taken from William and Kate's wedding cake.
Kensington Palace also revealed that Louis will be wearing a replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly, the Queen's dressmaker.