HRH Duchess of Cambridge
On Monday, June 29, the Kensington Palace released a statament that read, “The Duke and Duchess are hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received since Princess Charlotte’s birth – many of them from local people in Norfolk – and are delighted the paddock can be opened on the day of the christening.”
Kate and William’s daughter will be baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.
The Daily Mail has come up with a few details about the upcoming event, including the guests, the favorites for the role of godparents and the absence of an important royal member due to conservation projects.
The publication wrote that besides the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, Prince William, and their children Princess Charlotte and Prince George, guests at the ceremony will include Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Michael and Carole Middleton and their children Pippa and James will be present at the event.
Lately it has been reported that Charlotte’s uncle, Prince Harry, won’t be able to attend the baptism. The publication wrote that the prince, 30, who was among the favorites as godfather, will be on a three-month trip to southern Africa at the time, for conservation projects.
The report added that the favorites as a godparents include the Duchess of Cambridge’s best friend Alicia Fox-Pitt, the Duke of Cambridge’s cousin Peter Phillips and Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton.
In addition, it has been reported that other favorites for this title are Prince William’s cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie or the Duke’s friend, Hugh van Cutsem.
The Royal Mint reported recently that in order to celebrate Princess Charlotte of Cambridge’s christening a series of new coins are set to be created to mark this important event.