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Old 06-20-2012, 11:13 AM
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Full List of The Princess Anne's Godchildren.

Does anyone have the full list of Anne, The Princess Royals Godchildren?
I'm doing something about it in school but only have these so far:

Philip, Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, born 1970;
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 1973;
Alice McVittie, born 1976;
Prince Peter of Yugoslavia, born 1980;
Lucy Margot Therese Cameron, born 1980;
Lady Eloise Anne Elizabeth Anson, born 1981;
Kelly Louise Doreen Knatchbull, born 1988;

Does anyone know if that is it or does she have more?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:54 AM
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Does anyone have the full list of Anne, The Princess Royals Godchildren?
I'm doing something about it in school but only have these so far:

Philip, Hereditary Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, born 1970;
Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, born 1973;
Alice McVittie, born 1976;
Prince Peter of Yugoslavia, born 1980;
Lucy Margot Therese Cameron, born 1980;
Lady Eloise Anne Elizabeth Anson, born 1981;
Kelly Louise Doreen Knatchbull, born 1988;

Does anyone know if that is it or does she have more?
I think that's the complete list. At least, according to this Wikipedia page which lists Godchildren of members of the Royal Family.
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Interesting lists. I notice that William's and Harry's Uncle Spencer is the godson of the Queen - that's a factoid that I'm sure has been mentioned endless times but which never penetrated. Now it has. I assume all the Queen's godchildren never had her present at the christenings.

Haakon of Norway is also the Queen's godchild.

Which brings up the religion thing - surely Haakon and others are not Church of England. That puzzles me. To be a Roman Catholic godparent one has to be Roman Catholic - makes sense since you're promising to make sure the child is raised up in the religion. No one does, of course, but that's the idea.

Also noticed that all the Queen's children - including Charles, ceased being godparents by the late 1990's. I wonder why that is.
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:16 PM
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Which brings up the religion thing - surely Haakon and others are not Church of England. That puzzles me. To be a Roman Catholic godparent one has to be Roman Catholic - makes sense since you're promising to make sure the child is raised up in the religion. No one does, of course, but that's the idea.
CP Haakon was given five other godparents too though (King Olav V of Norway, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Astrid of Norway and Prince Carl Bernadotte), so I guess it quite like the catholic royals, let's take little Princess Eléonore of Belgium who has two catholic godparents (Count Sébastien von Westphalen zu Fürstenberg and Princess Claire of Belgium) and one additional godparent with another religion (Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden).
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I read you can have Godparents of different religions as long as you have at least two Godparents from the same Religion you are going to bring the child up in.

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Old 06-20-2012, 11:30 PM
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Which brings up the religion thing - surely Haakon and others are not Church of England. That puzzles me. To be a Roman Catholic godparent one has to be Roman Catholic - makes sense since you're promising to make sure the child is raised up in the religion. No one does, of course, but that's the idea.

I am a godparent to two children - both Roman Catholic - and I am not RC and nor are any of the other godparents and both children were baptised in the Roman Catholic church.
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I am a godparent to two children - both Roman Catholic - and I am not RC and nor are any of the other godparents and both children were baptised in the Roman Catholic church.
Tyger is right. At least one godparent of each child must've been Roman Catholic themselves and received Eucharist. Catholicism is the most strict of all Christian denominations in regards to who is eligible to be a godparent. For instance, a non-baptized person (Jewish, Muslim) can not even be a witness. I don't know why the priest who baptised your godchildren allowed this...

http://www.catholicaustralia.com.au/...tism-questions

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/po...ectory_en.html
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Tyger is right. At least one godparent of each child must've been Roman Catholic themselves and received Eucharist. Catholicism is the most strict of all Christian denominations in regards to who is eligible to be a godparent. For instance, a non-baptized person (Jewish, Muslim) can not even be a witness. I don't know why the priest who baptised your godchildren allowed this...

Catholic Australia - Infant Baptism

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Two separate priests in two separate parishes and two separate dioceses and 26 years apart. I know a number of other people who are godparents to RC children and whose other godparents aren't RC (e.g. one of my godchildren has three sibings and none of them have RC godparents and none of them have mutual godparents) - so obviously these priests are reasonable people who know that parents want godparents to be people who are Christian and who will do the right thing rather than having godparents who are RC in name only and don't go to church otherwise.
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Tyger is right. At least one godparent of each child must've been Roman Catholic themselves and received Eucharist. Catholicism is the most strict of all Christian denominations in regards to who is eligible to be a godparent. For instance, a non-baptized person (Jewish, Muslim) can not even be a witness. I don't know why the priest who baptised your godchildren allowed this...

http://www.catholicaustralia.com.au/...tism-questions

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/po...ectory_en.html
^^^^^^ to save you time, go to (IV, A., 98)
Well, I don't think that they are as strict anymore now. My daughter was baptised RC last year and her godfather has not been baptised. I was married in a RC-ceremony but I am not RC either. I guess it really depends on the priest and probably country. But I just wanted to let you know that it isn't an inposibility just because of some written rules. :-)
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Well, I don't think that they are as strict anymore now. My daughter was baptised RC last year and her godfather has not been baptised. I was married in a RC-ceremony but I am not RC either. I guess it really depends on the priest and probably country. But I just wanted to let you know that it isn't an inposibility just because of some written rules. :-)
Well I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that SLV. The churches I attend in both New York and Melbourne follow the stricter rules, so I'm glad to hear that friends regardless of religion are able to be godparents elsewhere
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Well I'm pleasantly surprised to learn that SLV. The churches I attend in both New York and Melbourne follow the stricter rules, so I'm glad to hear that friends regardless of religion are able to be godparents elsewhere
Yes, that is unusual. Here, in CA and even back in NC, the godparents have to be Catholic and have to go for instruction- 3 or 4 times I believe, as do the parents. I don't believe things were this strict, back in the day- at least when my youngest who is now 37 was baptized, that didn't happen, but it does now.
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I noticed from the supplied list - which could be in sore need of an update - that all the Queen's children, including Charles, apparently ceased being godparents by the late 1990's. I wonder why that is - if it really is so.
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by the late 1990s the Queen's children and for the most part their friends would have moved beyond the 'having babies' phase in their lives.
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Kelly Knatchbull's father, Michael-John Knatchbull is a godchild of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Full List of The Princess Anne's Godchildren.

My mother was baptized Roman Catholic when she was nine months old; and she married my father, who was raised United, in their local Roman Catholic Church, but they didn't include mass in their ceremony. They were both 24 at the time of their marriage, and are still happily married 38 years later! They are also godparents to the identical twin daughters, who are now 28, of my mom's best friend from college; she is now divorced from her husband as of 10 or so years ago, after being married 25 years. The twins weren't baptized until they were toddlers; and the (Anglican) ceremony coincided with their birthday, with a party afterwards at their mother's parents' house. One had a vanilla cake and the other had chocolate, both covered with Smarties! On the other hand, neither me nor my two younger brothers were baptized. We don't belong to any Christian denomination, although we still celebrate Western Christmas and Easter. If I get married someday, I'm thinking about having it at the United church just a few blocks from our house, since that is the religion in which my dad was raised (unless I marry a Catholic man); and he will walk me down the aisle, with one or both of my brothers escorting our mom, as mother of the bride.


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