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Old 07-05-2015, 07:45 AM
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They were predictable choices in that they were friends or cousins of the couple. I had no idea who Sophie or James were but nice to see they are friends.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:49 AM
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:49 AM
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Well we always knew it would be friends and family but for Tom and James Meade but didn't see the rest on many people's picks.

The bookies probably made a killing since the York girls were bookie favorites


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Old 07-05-2015, 07:53 AM
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I'm really happy to see Diana's niece included should put paid to all the "they never see her side" talk.


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Only 21 guests to attend Princess Charlotte's christening - ITV News
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:02 AM
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I think I like their choice, it's very personal and it's lovely that they included Laura Fellowes. However, it would have been lovely if Sophie Wessex or another woman was included to make it 3-3 for men-women. It's also quite a big difference (2 godparents) with prince George. IMO, they should have chosen 6 for Charlotte.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:04 AM
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I'm really happy to see Diana's niece included should put paid to all the "they never see her side" talk.


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I think that is just for Earl Spencer not Aunt Sarah and Jane. William and Kate went to Laura's wedding in 2009. Laura was flower girl to William's page boy during the wedding of Sarah and Andrew.


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I'm sure the godparents are all very nice but it's rather predictable.

Why oh why have British royals stopped asking Continental royals to be godparents? George will one day be King of England and the rest. Charlotte won't. Nor will Isabella of Denmark or Leonore of Sweden, but they had the future Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark for one and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden for the other.

If we are to have royalty let's have a touch of glamour and regality and tradition about these things.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:11 AM
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Godparents have been announced:

Sophie Carter

James Richard Meade b. 1981
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wife: Lady Laura Clare Marsham, daughter of 8th Earl of Romney

Adam Middleton
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wife: Rebecca Poynton

Hon. Laura Jane Fellowes
b. 19 July 1980
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husband: Nicholas Peter Pettman

Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee b. 1982
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wife: Lady Melissa Jane Percy, daughter of 12th Duke of Northumberland
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:12 AM
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I'm sure the godparents are all very nice but it's rather predictable.

Why oh why have British royals stopped asking Continental royals to be godparents? George will one day be King of England and the rest. Charlotte won't. Nor will Isabella of Denmark or Leonore of Sweden, but they had the future Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark for one and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden for the other.

If we are to have royalty let's have a touch of glamour and regality and tradition about these things.
It would be silly to ask any of the continental royals to be godparents when William & Catherine aren't close friends with any of them and really don't know them. They chose people who are close family and friends. In the old days, European royals knew each other better and godparents were chosen that way.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:13 AM
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I'm sure the godparents are all very nice but it's rather predictable.

Why oh why have British royals stopped asking Continental royals to be godparents? George will one day be King of England and the rest. Charlotte won't. Nor will Isabella of Denmark or Leonore of Sweden, but they had the future Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark for one and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden for the other.

If we are to have royalty let's have a touch of glamour and regality and tradition about these things.
I think the only grandchildren of the Queen to have a foreign Royal godparent is William who has King Constantine. The others who have a royal godparent are Harry and Zara who have Andrew as a godparent and Peter who has Charles. The rest have paternal/maternal cousins and friends. Even the Windsors themselves haven't got many foreign royal godchildren (except for the Queen). I think Charles has a couple of Greek godchildren, William has one Greek, Anne has Crown Prince Haakon and Edward has Prince Nikolai.
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Godparents are picked from friends and family. It wouldn't go over well in England to pick a continental royal they don't. For the last time allow the British to things their way.

William had a Greek but that was because of familial relations
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:16 AM
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Royal Central ‏@RoyalCentral 1h1 hour ago
After Christening, William & Kate will 'give a tea' at Sandringham House where guests will be served christening cake (tier of wedding cake)

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 37m37 minutes ago
It's pouring down here at Sandringham. Hope it brightens up to allow the family to walk down to church.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 37m37 minutes ago
Nice nod to the Spencer side of the family with the choice of Laura Fellowes.

Richard Palmer ‏@RoyalReporter 40m40 minutes ago
Frustrating that phone signals are so intermittent here at Sandringham. Tweets may be difficult today, as ever. I've been trying for 40 mins
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The 'Why Oh Why' was a rhetorical question, but I still think it's a pity.
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:27 AM
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Old 07-05-2015, 08:35 AM
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It would be silly to ask any of the continental royals to be godparents when William & Catherine aren't close friends with any of them and really don't know them. They chose people who are close family and friends. In the old days, European royals knew each other better and godparents were chosen that way.
imo in the old days the class-gap was even bigger than today, so the people you could mingle with and be friends with were people of your own class (or higher ), so royals would mingle with other royals, and that would include royals from other countries because there aren't that many domestic royals...
So in the old days godparents might have been chosen from the "friendly circle" too, just like today, just that today's circles are a bit wider
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There is not really a history of British royals using many foreign royals as godparents. They were more likely to use their own family. If you look at Charles and Anne's and then Andrew and Edward thru the grandkids and now great grandkids there are less and less royals as godparents

Charles: King George IV, King Haakon VII of Norway, Queen Mary, Princess Margaret as the Royal godparents

Anne: Queen Mum, Princess Andrew of Greece , Philip's German Princess Sister

Andrew: Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra

Edward: Prince Richard of Gloucester, German Princess Philip's sister, Prince Louis of Hesse

Peter: Prince Charles

Zara: Prince Andrew

William: King Constantine, Princess Alexandra

Harry: Prince Andrew

Beatrice, Eugenie, Louise, James, George, Charlotte - no Royal godparents




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I believe it was Adam's wedding Kate attended at the Dorchester Hotel last summer when there was some fuss over the Sultan of Brunei and a boycott .
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There is not really a history of British royals using many foreign royals as godparents. They were more likely to use their own family. If you look at Charles and Anne's and then Andrew and Edward thru the grandkids and now great grandkids there are less and less royals as godparents

Charles: King George IV, King Haakon VII of Norway, Queen Mary, Princess Margaret as the Royal godparents

Anne: Queen Mum, Princess Andrew of Greece , Philip's German Princess Sister

Andrew: Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra

Edward: Prince Richard of Gloucester, German Princess Philip's sister, Prince Louis of Hesse

Peter: Prince Charles

Zara: Prince Andrew

William: King Constantine, Princess Alexandra

Harry: Prince Andrew

Beatrice, Eugenie, Louise, James, George, Charlotte - no Royal godparents




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No, and I think it's a pity for a future king like George to have no royal godparents, domestic or foreign. However, I've said what I think and I'm now going to enjoy the christening.
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