Kate Middleton and Prince William are making some surprise choices in the naming of godparents for their infant son. The royal baby’s christening is scheduled for Oct. 23 and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly selecting close friends and college pals whom they want to be part of the prince’s life, Daily Mail reports.
According to the report, William’s college friend, Fergus Boyd, 31, was one of the godparents selected for George. The two went to the university together and Fergus shared a residence hall with William and Kate during their first year at Eton.
William also selected Hugh Van Cutsem, 39. William is actually godfather to Hugh’s five-year-old daughter, Grace. She was seen as a flower girl at the Duke and Duchess’ wedding in April 2011 when the couple kissed on the balcony. She was the one who covered her ears as jets flew over Buckingham Palace in commemoration of their wedding.
Kate has chosen friend, Emilia d’Erlanger, 30, as a godparent for her son. They attended Marlborough College together. Emilia is said to also be a longtime friend of William’s and introduced Kate to his circle of friends. Emilia runs an interior design company and helped the royal couple renovate their new apartment at Kensington Palace.