Kate Middleton and Prince William Select Prince George Godparents: Who'd They Pick?

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have named three godparents for their newborn baby Prince George, and their choices are a break from tradition.

Bypassing Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, and the usual royal suspects, Will and Kate instead tapped three old friends from childhood and college:

  1. Fergus Boyd, a friend from the University of St. Andrews
  2. Emilia d’Erlanger, a long-term friend of Prince William who also has known Kate Middleton since their time at Marlborough College
  3. Hugh van Cutsem, one of his oldest childhood pals

No other members of the royal family have ever selected as godparents friends who didn't have royal ties. William and Kate: They're just like us!

There's talk, however, that George will have six godparents in all, meaning Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton still stand a good chance.

Still, pretty cool move on the royals' part as usual.

A godparent is supposed to serve as a spiritual guide for a child, as well as a caretaker in the event that something happens to the child's parents.

It can be a huge responsibility, especially to parents who choose to baptize their babies and who take the selection of a godparent very seriously.

William and Kate are very close to their siblings, so this isn't a snub. As we said, they may end up as godparents as well. But either way, it's interesting.

Do you like their decision to pick friends, as a symbol of their appreciation of them and for the friends' potential role in the life of Prince George?

Share your vantage point with us below.

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A commoner making very common decisions, nothing genius at all here - and NOTHING very Royal. Bleeahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Waity does it again.
WAITY MIDDLETON !!!!

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@ WAITY+MIDDLETON

You're just jealous that you're not living the life that she is. NOW, Who's WAITY?

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I think it so shows they are trying to live as normal lives and make as normal decisions as they possibly can. Yes, they are royalty, but they more importantly just like us!

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