Prince Louis may be just three months old, but he's already one of the most famous babies in the world.
And today, on 9th July at 4pm, the world will watch as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s newest addition to the family is christened at St. James’s Palace.
But until then, the question on everyone’s lips is – who have Catherine and William chosen to be Prince Louis’ godparents?
Kensington Palace have now officially announced the list of names – which include a range of close friends – but just one family member.
So who are Prince Louis’ godparents?
Catherine and William have officially asked the following six people to be their youngest son’s godparents:
– Mr. Nicholas van Cutsem
– Mr. Guy Pelly
– Mr. Harry Aubrey-Fletcher
– The Lady Laura Meade
– Mrs. Robert Carter
– Miss Lucy Middleton
Nicholas van Cutsem has long been a friend of the couple, and the royals in general – with Charles having been close to his late father, Hugh van Cutsem.
Guy Pelly is also a close friend of Prince William and Prince Harry – and was famously known for partying with the latter during his wilder days.
Again, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher is an old friend of the couple – having attended many society events with them.
Lady Laura Meade is a good friend of the pair, and is actually neighbours with the Duke and Duchess when they are at their country home of Anmer Hall. So she’s sure to be helpful if any babysitting is needed! Laura’s husband is also Princess Charlotte’s godparent.
Mrs Robert Carter – also known as Hannah Gillingham – is an old school friend of Catherine’s and the two have remained close throughout Catherine’s rise to royalty.
Finally, Lucy Middleton is Catherine’s cousin – and it’s thought that the pair are good friends.
It had been rumoured that Miguel Head, William’s private secretary for years, or Catherine’s former private secretary, Rebecca Priestley, would be chosen – but it appears the couple have gone in a different direction.
Tiggy Legge-Bourke was also rumoued. She supported Prince William and Harry after Diana’s death, as their nanny for a number of years.
It was always going to be unlikely that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose close family members for the role of godparents, for example – new auntie Meghan.
With their eldest, Prince George, the royal couple chose a massive seven godparents, with only one, Zara Tindall, a family member.
The rest are not related to the Prince, and instead are William Van Cutsem, a close friend of Prince William, Julia Samuel, one of Princess Diana’s closest friends, Emilie Jardine-Paterson, one of Catherine’s best friends from university, Earl Grosvenor, and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the Duke’s former private secretary.
Princess Charlotte has five godparents – also primarily made up of close friends. Prince William’s cousin, Laura Fellowes, made the list, alongside Catherine’s cousin Adam Middleton, one of William’s school friends Thomas van Straubenzee, James Meade, who went to Eton with the Duke, and Sophie Carter, one of Catherine’s most trusted and loyal friends