Who to invite and who to leave out is a dilemma that afflicts most of us when it comes to big family events – and it seems that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are no different.
For while deliberating over arrangements for the forthcoming christening of baby Prince George, they have had to get their red marker pens out and cross out a few names that one would expect would be on one's guest list by dint of their connections.
According to the Daily Mail, the Royal couple want the christening to be an 'intimate, family affair' – which means no place for Prince William's aunts, Princess Anne and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and also George's great-uncles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Oh dear, they WILL be disappointed!
William and Kate have already chosen to break with recent royal tradition and have their son christened at the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace on October 23, because it is smaller and 'more personal' than Buckingham Palace.
And the Mail says only the couple's closest family and friends will be attending.
"The full guest list will not be confirmed by Kensington Palace until nearer the day, but it is likely to include great-grandparents the Queen and Prince Philip, and grandparents Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as uncle Prince Harry," says the paper.
"Kate's parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, sister Pippa and brother James are also due to attend."
A palace source told the newspaper: "All I can say is that the christening will be an intimate affair."
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