Kate Middleton Pregnancy News: Godparents, Baby Names and More
Rumors are swirling about Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby. Who will be godparents? Will they name the child Diana? Was the Queen upset that the Middletons found out the news first? All this amid news that the Duchess could be expecting twins!
Majesty’s Managing Editor, Joe Little, is betting the siblings will be chosen as the baby’s godparents. He told the Daily Mail, “I rather think they won't have quite so many [godparents as William had] -- perhaps four. Harry would take care of the royal connection and Pippa would take care of the Middleton side.”
Other options might include William’s longtime friend, Tom van Straubenzee, or a family friend from the van Cutsem family.
When it comes to the baby’s name, Diana might be on the top of their list if they have a girl. “Extra’s” royal family insider, Sam Haskell, told us, “As a royal heir, there will be four names. I would guess Diana could be in there.” He also noted Elizabeth and Mary will likely be among the likely choices.
Haskell also shot down rumors that the queen was upset with Wills and Kate for telling the Middletons the pregnancy news first.
“I think that any girl is going to probably tell her mother first, and I believe the Queen understands because she's a mother also,” he said.
Overall, Sam believes raising royal children is completely different now, because of Diana.
“I think one of the things she wanted was the boys to be raised in an environment that was real,” he explained. “She took them to theme parks… McDonald's when it first opened in London.”
He added, “She wanted them to experience what other kids experienced and she also took them to AIDS hospices, she took them to homeless shelters because she wanted them to know that life is not just what it’s like living in a gilded palace.”