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Royal baby's possible godmother reportedly chosen by Kate and William

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 24, 2018
09:29 A.M.
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While the world was anticipating the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton's third child, the couple had already discussed who the godparents could be.

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Kate gave birth to a healthy baby boy on April 23, 2018, at 11:01 am, in the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hosptial in Paddington. The newborn's name will be released in the coming days. 

As reported by Closer Weekly, the 36-year-old former actress and fiance of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, made it to the top of the list. 

If a source close to the Royal family can be believed, the Duchess of Cambridge is 'adamant' for Markle to play a significant part in their child's life. 

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The Duchess, also 36 years old, was an outsider before she married Prince William in 2011, and wants to help make the transition to royal life as easy as possible for Markle. 

According to Mirror, the announcement will be made before the baby is christened, and the fifth-in-line to the throne is estimated to have at least five godparents. 

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The 2-year-old Princess Charlotte has five godparents, including Sophie Carter, who is a close friend of the Duchess, and Laure Fellowes, a niece of the late Princess Diana. 

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Prince George, 4, is the future King of England, after his father and grandfather, therefore he has seven godparents.

The only daughter of Princess Anne, the 36-year-old Zara Tindall, is one of his godparents, along with Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former secretary of the Royal family. 

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After marrying Prince Harry on May 19, 2018, Markle will move into the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. If chosen to be the baby's godmother, she will be living on the same grounds as the Duke and Duchess. 

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In keeping with modern times, the Duke and Duchess chose close family and friends for the honor of being godparents. According to Windsor tradition, parents were forced to choose older members of the Royal Family.

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A source close to the family confirmed that a 'strong sisterly bond' formed between the Duchess and her future sister-in-law. 

Before meeting Prince Harry, Markle was most well known for portraying the part of Rachel Zane in the American drama series, Suits

Her contract expired in December 2017, and she has since moved to London in preparation for her upcoming marriage. 

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