Prince Harry out of the running for Princess Charlotte’s godfather

Prince Harry is apparently out of the running to be one of Princess Charlotte’s six godparents. Note, Charlotte has one less godparent than her older brother Prince George.

While there was some speculation Prince Harry’s absence was some sort of royal snub, it seems to be more as a result of his being out of the country.

The 30-year old royal will be spending the summer travelling and doing charity and conservation work. He is reportedly going to be in Africa when the christening will take place.

The ceremony will take place later today at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

The baptism will be held in private with fewer than 30 people present at the event. It will be the first time the family of four will make a public appearance together.

Harry unfortunately will not be present as he’s already left for his trip to Africa. Sad news for any of the members of the public waiting outside the church hoping to catch a glimpse of the young royal.

Official photographs of the occasion will be taken by photographer Mario Testino who was Princess Diana’s favourite photographer. Charlotte will wear a replica of the lace and satin christening gown made for the princess royal, Victoria, in 1841.

The godparents will be revealed at the ceremony so we’ll have to wait and find out, although there have been rumours that since Prince Harry is no longer in the running, David Beckham might be a possibility.

Can’t imagine that minion tattoo would go down so well at afternoon tea in the palace though, but you never know.

Speculation is mounting about who will step into the role, with bookies also actually giving odds who might be the favourite.

Princess Beatrice, 26, was also in the running and according to book makers she had got more of a chance than her sister Euginie, 25, as she often socialises with Will and Kate.

We were very intrigued to discover that neither of the Princess's were named as Charlotte's godparents after all. 

Instead it was friends and family of the couple themselves who will take the honours later today; Miss Sophie Carter, Mr. James Meade, Mr. Adam Middleton, The Hon. Laura Fellowes and Mr. Thomas van Straubenzee were all named as Princess Charlotte's godparents.

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