Even though she gave birth to her daughter Princess Charlotte just over a week ago Kate Middleton has made a quick return to work by penning an emotional and heartfelt letter urging people to help support Children’s Hospice Week. Meanwhile, rumors about who will be Princess Charlotte’s godparents have started to heat up.
The Duchess Of Cambridge isn’t expected to make any public engagements for the next several months as she recuperates from her labour. However, she still made sure to highlight Children’s Hospice Week and asked families across the United Kingdom to show their support as well.
According to the Mirror, Kate Middleton penned a letter, later released by Kensington Palace, which read, “For families of children with life-limiting conditions, every moment is precious and every memory needs to be cherished and celebrated. Children’s hospices strive to create happy moments in the most difficult times any family could face. I hope you will join in supporting Children’s Hospice Week and work to make every moment count for all of our families.”
— EACH (@EACH_hospices) May 11, 2015
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 11, 2015
Kate Middleton has been a patron for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices since January 2012. Approximately 49,000 children with life-limiting or threatening diseases or conditions are treated in hospices across the UK, and the campaign is designed to raise awareness of these priceless institutions.
Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte and her older brother Prince George are now both at Anmer Hall, Norfolk, alongside Kate Middleton and Prince William. The quartet made the journey from Central London last week; just a few days after the Duchess Of Cambridge had given birth to her daughter on May 2.
But now that Princess Charlotte has actually been born, public attention is turning to the next milestones in her life. And rumors have now started to circulate over who Kate Middleton and Prince William will decide is responsible enough to be their daughter’s godparents.
According to William Hill, via OK! Magazine, this responsibility is set to fall at the feet of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, both of whom are regarded as two of the firm favorites for the position.
Joe Crilly, a spokesman for the company, has remarked, “There will no doubt be a number of godparents but at the moment it is Beatrice and Eugenie who head the queue.” Meanwhile, other suggestions and bets for godparents have ranged from the sensible, in the shape of Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton, to the frankly absurd as David and Victoria Beckham have both been touted.
A decision is expected to be announced over the next few days. The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge previous named seven godparents for Prince for his 2013 christening, which included Oliver Baker and Zara Tindell.
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