With George’s christening ceremony to be held on Oct. 23, Kate, 31, and William, 31, have reportedly selected some of their very trusted friends and college buddies as possible godparents for their son.
According to The Daily Mail, William has reportedly chosen college buddy Fergus Boyd, 31, as one of George’s godfathers. William went to university with Fergus and even shared a residence hall with him as well as Kate, while attending Eton.
Hugh Van Cutsem, 39, another close friend of William, is also in the list of being selected as George’s godfathers. William is already the godfather of Hugh’s daughter Grace, who is 5-years-old and was the flower girl at William and Kate’s wedding.
Meanwhile, Kate have reportedly selected her friend Emilia d’Erlanger, 30, as godmother to George. Kate attended Marlborough College with Emilia. Emilia also happens to be a longtime friend of William and introduced the duchess to his social circle. She also manages an interior design firm and reportedly helped Kate and William design their newly renovated residence Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace.
There are other three godparents, but they yet to named, but will revealed before George’s baptism on Oct. 23.
By selecting non-royals as their son’s godparents, Kate and William are going against royal traditions in yet another way.
The Mirror reported that while making their godparents list, Kate and William considered giving their son, Prince George, “stability” and “normality”. These are the people they have been friends for a longtime, and have been an integral part of their lives since their school days.