SURPRISING NAMES: Who will Prince William and Kate Middleton choose as godparents for Prince Louis?

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Who will Prince William and Kate Middleton choose as godparents for Prince Louis? See the latest odds

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third royal baby, Prince Louis, in April – and with the two-month-old’s christening confirmed for 9 July, attention has turned to who the royal couple will choose to act as godparents to little Louis. It looks like Miguel Head, Prince William’s soon-to-be former private secretary, is the predicted favourite to be godfather to the new Prince – since Ladbrokes have slashed his odds from 2/1 to 5/4 in recent weeks.

Who will Prince William and Kate Middleton choose as godparents for Prince Louis See the latest odds Photo (C) GETTY
Who will Prince William and Kate Middleton choose as godparents for Prince Louis See the latest odds Photo (C) GETTY

Just behind in the betting is Tiggy Pettifier – formerly Tiggy Legge-Bourke – Prince Harry and Prince William’s beloved former nanny, with odds of 2/1. Tiggy, who now lives on the Glanusk Estate in Wales, cared for the young Princes in the nineties – joining Prince Charles’ household while he and Princess Diana were separating. She is thought to have a close bond with both William and Harry to this day, and was a guest at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding.

A representative at Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely [that] the Duke and Duchess will turn to trusted aides over family members and right now the betting suggests Miguel Head is set to be a Godparent to little Louis.”

Princess Eugenie and Laura Lopes Photo (C) GETTY
Princess Eugenie and Laura Lopes Photo (C) GETTY

For Prince George in 2013, the royal couple selected seven people to take on the role as godparents for their first-born son – including Zara Tindall and longtime friends Oliver Baker and Emilia Jardine-Paterson. In 2015, they chose five close family members and friends for Charlotte’s, with Sophie Carter, James Meade, Adam Middleton, Laura Fellowes and Thomas van Straubenzee being her official custodians. It’s thought that William and Kate will again choose a large handful of godparents for Louis.

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Tiggy Pettifer and Tom Pettifer attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Tiggy Pettifer and Tom Pettifer attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George’s Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle’s Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Also on Ladbrokes’ shortlist is the Duchess of Cornwall’s daughter Laura Lopes at 3/1 and Kate’s former private secretary Rebecca Priestley at 4/1, while further down the list are the Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, whose odds are at 7/1. Other high contenders include David Jardine-Patterson, Hugh van Custom and Princess Diana’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes. But who’s your money on?

Miguel Head, Prince William's private secretary, arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.
Miguel Head, Prince William’s private secretary, arrives at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE