Uncle Harry and aunt Pippa to 'shoo-in' as royal Godparents

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 05, 2012 11:30 hrs

With the palace's announcement of Duchess Kate's pregnancy, Pippa Middleton, and Prince Harry are poised to be an aunt and uncle for the first time, it has been revealed.

"Everybody needs and Uncle Harry and an Aunt Pippa in their lives," ABC News reported.

"You've got stylish Pippa and great, fun Uncle Harry so I think they're going to be wonderful people to have around. You can imagine it's going to be great fun," the daily reported.

The royal contributor also predicts that Harry and Pippa will be "shoo-ins" as the royal heir's godparents.

"Kate is very close to her sister, Pippa, and William is infinitely, in the same way, close to Prince Harry. So, they are the obvious choice," the source said.

"They were the best man and the chief bridesmaid at their wedding, they're well-trusted, they're family.

"Harry covers the royal side, Pippa covers the Middleton side. So, of course it's very early days to be thinking about that stuff, but I think when it comes to godparents, they're probably a shoo-in," the source said.

It is normal for British royals to have several godparents. William has "legions" of godparents and also has "quite a few godchildren himself."

"It seems an honour more than anything and something that has generations of tradition," the source said.

"Prince William has got legions of godparents, actually, many from foreign royal families, many within his own family, and it's just really a huge honour to be asked.

"Godparents, of course, are a big deal, especially when you're talking about being a godparent to the future king or queen of England.

"They will be chosen very wisely and careful consideration will be given to who that job goes to," the source added. (ANI)

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