18 February 2014 - 14:00
Duchess of Cambridge becomes godmother to close friend’s baby son


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Last October, the Duchess of Cambridge made the important decision who would be Prince George’s godparents, but now the royal has become a godmother herself.

On Sunday, Kate, Prince William and Prince George all attended the baptisms of the couple’s close friend’s baby in Mayland, Chelmsford in Essex. The service took place at the tiny St Barnabas Church, and the royal guests went fairly unnoticed.

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As 50 guests watched on, the kind Duchess was one of four parents who pledged to support and guide the child throughout his spiritual life.

Reverent Ken Dunstand told the Daily Mirror of his surprise at welcoming the future King and Queen to his church.

“I think my usual congregation were surprised at who was joining us.

“My main concern was that I got the tone right for the family and for the baptism.

“I don’t normally pay a huge amount of attention to godparents as long as the godparents are there and willing to make the appropriate promises.”

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“She was there as a godparent not as a princess.”

He added seven-month-old Prince George, who attended with his parents, was well behaved during the baptism. “There were several babies present and all were very well-behaved.”

It is believed William and Kate’s attendance at the ceremony may have been a last minute decision as the Reverend revealed the baby’s parents were unsure if one of the godparents would be able to make it.

“The couple said they wanted four godparents but weren’t quite sure whether one would be available.

“Then later the father rang me to say the other godmother is available, it’s a friend from uni. Then he told me who it was.”

After attending the service on Sunday, the royal trio made their way back to London in time for William to attend the BAFTA Awards and Kate’s engagement with The Queen on Monday evening.

The Duchess helped the monarch welcome over 250 guests to Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, of which the Queen is patron.

Dame Helen Mirren was one of the guests at the star-studded reception. The actress shared a joke about Prince William calling her “granny” at Sunday evening’s award ceremony.

photo credit: Katrina Koger via photopin cc



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