Princess Charlotte's 5 Godparents Revealed Before Christening—See the List!

Did Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton make the cut this time?

By Corinne Heller Jul 05, 2015 3:27 PMTags
Adam Middleton, Laura Fellows, Princess Charlotte, Duchess Catherine, Sophie Carter, Thomas Van Straubenzee, James Meade, GodparentsGetty Images; AP Images; Mark Stewart/Camera Press/Redux; REX USA

Princess Charlotte, the second child and first daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is set to be christened in England on Sunday and Kensington Palace has revealed the names of her five (that's right—five) godparents.

And no, William's brother Prince Harry and Kate's siblings did not make the cut, despite recent speculation. Again. But the couple does honor the family of William and Harry's late mother Princess Diana with one of their choices.

Charlotte's five godparents are:

1. Hon. Laura Fellowes: William's cousin and daughter of Diana's sister, Jane.

2. Adam Middleton: Kate's cousin and son of her father Michael Middleton's brother, Richard.

3. James Meade: A school friend of William who lives near their country home in Anmer Hall with his wife, Laura. He and William were classmates at Eton College and he was an usher at the 2011 royal wedding.

4. Sophie Carter: Kate's longtime friend

5. Thomas van Straubenzee: A friend of William. They attended Ludgrove prep school in Berkshire and Eton College together. In 2013, William attended his wedding to Lady Melissa Percy, whose family owns Alnwick Castle, which served as the location for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry potter movies. Kate was unable to attend the nuptials because she was heavily pregnant with her and William's eldest child, Prince George, who is almost 2.

Seven godparents were named at his christening in 2013 and also included relatives and friends, but not Harry and Pippa. In the United Kingdom, immediate family members are not always the first to be tapped for the role.

Charlotte, the fourth in line to the British throne, is set to be baptized in St. Mary Magdalene Church, a 16th-century chapel long frequented by the royal family, in Sandringham, Norfolk. Diana was christened there in 1961.

Charlotte is set to wear her brother's hand-me-downs; A handmade replica of the royal christening gown, made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the queen.

Aside from the godparents, the guest list of Charlotte's baptism includes Queen Elizabeth II and husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, William and Harry's father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate's parents Michael and Carole Middleton and the Duchess of Cambridge's siblings Pippa Middleton and James Middleton. Harry is unable to attend as he had a scheduled Africa charity trip, The Telegraph reported.