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Aww! Duke And Duchess Choose Friends Over Status For Prince George's Godparents

18/11/2017 01:28 GMT

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have broken with tradition again to choose close friends - rather than 'grandees' - to be godparents to Prince George. Spiffing decision, don't you think?

Duke And Duchess Choose Friends Over Status For Prince George's Godparents

According to the Daily Telegraph, they have chosen one of Prince William's oldest friends, Hugh van Cutsem, to be a godfather.

The pair go waaay back, with Prince William being an usher at his wedding to Rose Astor in 2005 was well as being godfather to their daughter Grace.

The Duke's schoolfriend Fergus Boyd and Kate's Marlborough College friend Emilia d'Erlanger have also been chosen, reports The Sunday Times.

Their decision to choose friends from school and university days to be godparents has broken with the royal tradition of choosing people for their status.

The couple also broke tradition for the christening's 23 October venue, choosing the more intimate Chapel Royal at St James' Palace instead of the usual Music Room at Buckingham Palace.

They also recently caused a stir when it was revealed a number of senior royals, including Princess Anne and the Countess of Wessex, had not made the 60-strong guest list.

The bets are on as to who will make up the rest of the godparents. Pippa Middleton aside (as lil' sis, she's guaranteed a spot, right?), click here to see who we think could round up the list.

And, in the meantime, check out more pics of the Duchess' lovely style.