The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shocked the world recently when they revealed that a slew of ol' stuffy royals won't be Prince George's godparents. Three of Baby Cambridge's six godparents have been revealed already, and so far, Will and Kate are all about keepin' it real. In fact, I think the Duchess used those words exactly when asked why she and the Duke chose who they did.
JK. But a source has revealed why William and Kate decided to break tradition and go with old college and high school friends for George's godparents as opposed to people with royal titles, as tradition has always dictated. And, as you may suspect, you're about to fall harder in love with this doggone couple.
According to a source, the Duke and Duchess chose friends Fergus Boyd, Emilia d’Erlanger, Hugh van Cutsem, and Guy Pelly for the honorable roles because they want to give their son a sense of "normalcy and "stability." In other words, they don't want George to think the world stops at the gates of Kensington Palace. And they want to show him that it's relationships, not titles, that are important in life. I know. Just when you think you couldn't possibly be more obsessed with them ...
Before Kate gave birth, rumors abounded about how she and Will were planning on being more hands-on with their child than past royal parents, and how they intended on bucking a few royal traditions -- and man, have they delivered. Beyond their choice in godparents, the royal couple opted to have Michael Middleton, Kate's father, take their first official photo as a family; they moved into Kate's parents' home following the birth of George; they put off having a nanny as long as possible; and apparently the Middletons will be joining the royal family at Buckingham Palace this year for Christmas like one big, happy family. They really are making history with the way they're choosing to raise their son.
Sure, the media is completely obsessed with Kate and everything she does (me included), but it genuinely seems like she and Will are wonderful parents, who put their son first in every decision they make. Even if it means breaking a few dusty, old royal rules.
What do you think of Will and Kate's choice of godparents?