Kate Middleton and Prince William’s daughter’s christening: everything you need to know

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby girl, nearly 2 months old on July 2, will be baptized at St. Mary Magdalene’s Church on Sunday, July 5.

Charlotte’s godparents haven’t been revealed yet, but they will most likely be announced when the date of the baptism is near.

William and Kate’s daughter’s odds-on favorite godparents are the Duke of Cambridge’s cousins Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall’s brother and Prince William’s cousin, is among the favorites. (Zara is Prince George’s godmother.)

The royal couple’s siblings, Prince Harry, Pippa and James Middleton, might be on the list as future godparents. The Duke of Cambridge’s friend, Hugh van Cutsem, who is already godfather to his son, could be chosen again.

Princess Charlotte’s brother, Prince George of Cambridge, who will turn 2 on July 22, was christened back in 2013 at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace on October 23.

Back then, Kate and William chose seven godparents for their son, most of whom were former classmates and good friends of the royal parents.

Besides Zara Tindall and Hugh van Cutsem, others godparents for little George included Princess Diana’s friend, Julia Samuel; Emilia Jardine-Paterson, a friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; Oliver Baker, also a friend of the royal couple; Earl “Hugh” Grosvenor, the son one of the Duke’s own godparents; and William and Kate’s principal private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton.

Prince Harry may not be able to be present at his niece’s baptism due his royal engagements, as he will likely be in southern Africa at the time for conservation projects.

Kensington Palace is expected to announce Charlotte’s godparents on Twitter close to the date when the baptism will take place.