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Even though Prince William and Kate Middleton seem like obvious choices to serve as godparents for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's forthcoming child, it isn't likely that either of them will receive the honour, despite how close the royal fab four are. Royals generally only choose close friends and former staffers to serve as godparents, so even though royal children are given an average of six godparents, immediate family members still can't score one of those spots. Sorry, Will and Kate!
Not all family is barred from becoming godparents. Kate and William have appointed several cousins to be their children's godparents. One of Prince George's godparents is William's cousin Zara Tindall, and Princess Charlotte's godparents include Kate's cousin Adam Middleton and William's cousin Laura Fellowes. The most recent addition, Prince Louis, has Kate's cousin Lucy Middleton as one of his godparents. We know Harry and Meghan like to eschew royal tradition when it comes to PDA, and though we don't think they will be appointing family members for the role of godparents, it seems they might go against the norm in another way.
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Even before Meghan's pregnancy was made public, the royal newlyweds visited close friends George and Amal Clooney at their Lake Como villa this Summer, where it is rumoured that Meghan and Harry asked the A-listers to act as godparents for their future children. In return, George and Amal (who are already parents to 1-year-old twins) supposedly made Meghan and Harry promise to return the favour if they decided to have more.
While we love the idea of George becoming the godfather to a royal baby — our worlds are colliding! — this is just a rumour. Stay tuned to find out who they've selected for certain.