Why Prince Harry Probably Won't Be Godfather to Royal Baby #3

A royal expert has weighed in on Prince Harry's role in the new royal baby's life.

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It's not uncommon for a family member to be asked to become a godparent upon the arrival of a new baby.

However, weeks after the pair , a royal expert has predicted that it's unlikely Prince Harry will become a godfather to Prince William and Duchess Catherine's third child.

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In an interview with the , royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams hypothesized that while Prince William's cousins Eugenie and Beatrice weren't invited to Princess Charlotte's christening, the royal couple might bestow the honor to the pair for their third child, rather than the child's royal uncle.

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"It is possible Beatrice or Eugenie might be a godparent to the new baby," said Fitzwilliams.

He also said the "emphasis could be firmly be on their close friends" after Kate and William broke royal tradition and asked for friends and family to become godparents when Princess Charlotte was christened.

When Charlotte was born in 2015, her parents chose five godparents including Prince William's cousin Laura Fellowes (the daughter of one of Diana, Princess of Wales's sisters), friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, the duchess's cousin Adam Middleton and the duke's close friend Thomas van Straubenzee.

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Meanwhile, Prince George's godparents include Julia Samuel, founder of Child Bereavement UK, and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the former SAS officer who is the Duke's Principal Private Secretary.

So far, no members of the royal family have been asked to become godparents to William and Kate's blossoming brood, unlike Prince Harry's own godparents which include his uncle, Prince Andrew.

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The royal expert also dispelled rumors that the royal couple are planning to have a fourth child, telling the publication: "There is no indication that they want want a fourth child, it had been widely rumored that they wanted three."

Well, three is a magic number, right?


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