Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry are the favorites in the race to become godparents to the royal baby. With Duchess Kate and Prince William proudly announcing “it’s a girl,” gamblers are placing their bets on who will take on the important role of helping to raise their new daughter, reported the Mirror.
At four to one, betting agency Ladbrokes is placing Pippa on top of the favorites for godmother. However, one of Prince William’s chums from school, Fergus Boyd, is just behind her, neck-and-neck with another pal of the Prince’s, Hugh Van Cutsem.
As for Prince William’s brother, Prince Harry? He’s behind all three at odds of six to one. Lower on the list are two friends of Duchess Kate’s from her school days, Alicia Fox-Pitt and Hannah Carter, who have odds of eight to one.
So how many royal godparents will the baby girl have? Prince George has seven godparents, including Prince William’s cousin, Zara Tindall. She’s also listed among the contenders along with her husband Mike Tindall.
In addition, Princess Diana’s friend Julia Samuel, Duchess Kate’s and Prince William’s pal Oliver Baker, Kate’s chum Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Will’s pal William Van Cutsem, and the couple’s personal secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton serve as royal godparents to Prince George.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, left his wife’s bedside to pick up his son George and take him to meet his new sister, reported BBC News.
After the royal baby prince and princess met, however, little George returned home. Prince William and Princess Kate then left happily bearing their tiny baby girl, who slept peacefully throughout the excitement.
Duchess Kate was in labor for only a short period of time. Admitted on May 2, the baby was born at 08:34 BST (07:34 GMT), only two-and-a-half hours after she was admitted. Her name is not yet known, but it is known that she is fourth in line to the throne after big brother Prince George.
Now that the little boy has a new sibling, the royal baby excitement is trending around the world with different landmarks celebrating in different ways, reported Time.
Using the hashtag #RoyalBaby, photos were retweeted of organizations such as the BT Tower spelling out “It’s a Girl.”
Auckland’s Sky Tower turned baby-girl-pink to celebrate the new little Princess as well.
As the Inquisitr reported, Princess Diana delivered both Prince William and Prince Harry in the same hospital as Duchess Kate’s two royal babies. Some are hoping that Duchess Kate will name her daughter Diana.
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