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Why Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton Weren't Named as Prince George's Godparents

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Prince George's christening has left us wondering one thing: Why weren't Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton named as godparents to the royal babe?

While it is true that seven people were chosen by Prince William and Kate Middleton to take on the high honor, we're told not naming siblings as godparents isn't particularly unusual.

According to a palace source, "Godparents are entirely a decision for the parents, like any parent, they chose who they wanted to choose."

Per British tradition, unlike in the States, close relatives are not always the first people considered for the position.

So fret not…it looks as though Harry and Pippa will still be on babysitting duty despite being left out of the elite group.

NEWS: See Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at Prince George's christening

Prince George, Prince William, Kate Middleton John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association via AP Images

Early Wednesday morning, the palace announced that Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl "Hugh" Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, Julia Samuel, Zara Tindall and William van Cutsem were the Prince of Cambridge's godparents.

The 45-minute service took place inside of the Chapel Royal in St. James' Palace and was presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Kate's parents, Michael and Carole, arrived with Pippa and James Middleton. William's younger brother came with his grandmother, as well as Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Following the intimate service, Prince George's paternal grandparents hosted a private tea in Clarence House.

Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is actually the top tier of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding cake.

George's parents have chosen Jason Bell as the official photographer for their son's christening. More undoubtedly wonderful pictures of the family will be revealed on Thursday, Oct. 24.

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