KATE and William have announced the godparents of Prince Louis ahead of his christening today.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed the chosen six, who will attend the young prince’s ceremony this afternoon.
PA:Press Association Prince Louis will be christened today
They asked Guy Pelly, Nicholas van Cutsem, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lady Laura Meade, Mrs Robert Carter and Lucy Middleton.
But Meghan, who stood an outside chance of being chosen, was not among them.
Here’s the lowdown on the six family and friends.
Nicholas van Cutsem
Getty – Contributor Prince Louis’ godparent Nicholas van Cutsem is a childhood friend of William and Harry
Nicholas is a close friend of the royals, and has known both William and Harry their whole lives due to Prince Charles being friends with Nicholas’ father since their days at Cambridge together.
An international business developer, 40-year-old Nicholas is very wealthy and is based in London and he was formerly a major with the Household Cavalry’s Life Guards.
Getty – Contributor Harry Aubrey-Fletcher attended Eton with Prince William
Attended Ludgrove School in Berkshire. Works in mergers and acquisitions at the American banking firm J P Morgan, is the son-in-law of Edward Stourton, a cousin of the Radio 4 presenter of the same name.
The cheeky fellow racegoer was photographed pulling William’s ear at Cheltenham.
Like Prince William, he went on to Eton College, where they were members of the Eton Society, which was founded in 1811 as a debating group.
The society helped out at parents’ evenings and were responsible for looking after younger pupils.
Harry is the son of Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, the 8th Baronet and Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
William was an usher when Harry married Louise Stourton, in Boroughbridge, West Yorkshire.
It was the first wedding that William and Kate Middleton attended after they announced their engagement in 2010.
Getty – Contributor Nightclub owner Guy Pelly organised Wills’ stag do and is a pal of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton.
Playboy pal Guy Pelly was the impish “court jester” with a wild streak and a reputation for leading his royal drinking companions astray, but whose loyalty and discretion were never in doubt.
Nightclub owner Guy organised Wills’ stag do and is a pal of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton.
In royal company he was at the centre of several trouser-dropping moments.
Guy bared his bum at a polo match with the princes in 2003 and two years later was seen dancing around in just his boxer shorts during a stay at a posh ski resort.
His mum Lady Carolyn Herbert was chums with the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
He once ran London club Mahiki but had to shut another, Public, after complaints about boozy revellers.
Lady Laura Meade
PA:Press Association/PA Images Lady Laura Mead is a friend of the Prince of Wales and a cousin, several times removed, of the Duchess of Cornwall
Lady Laura’s, the Earl of Romney, is a friend of the Prince of Wales.
She is a cousin, several times removed, of the Duchess of Cornwall.
Lady Laura, 28, has been skiing with the Duke and Duchess and is involved in the Tusk Trust, the wildlife conservation charity of which William is patron.
Her husband, James Meade, is one of Charlotte’s godparents and he went to school with William.
Before George and Charlotte were born their parents used to regularly go out partying with Meade, 32, William’s friend from Eton.
Mrs Robert Carter
Getty – Contributor Wills and Kate attended the wedding of Mrs Robert Carter at Wingfield, near Eye, Suffolk
Mrs Robert Carter -Hannah Gillingham – is a school friend of the Duchess – and both attended Marlborough College, Wilts.
Wills and Kate attended the wedding of Hannah and Robert Carter at Wingfield, near Eye, Suffolk.
They stayed at a £165 a night pub.
� Mark Stewart Ltd Lucy Middleton is close to the Duchess, and the pair spent their gap year together in Florence, Italy
Kate’s cousin was part of Andrew Mitchell’s legal team which failed in its libel action over the infamous ‘Plebgate’ affair.
Bristol graduate Lucy, 32, is close to the Duchess, and the pair spent their gap year together in Florence.
Lucy, a solicitor, was studying Italian and had badgered Catherine to join her.
Is now a senior publishing lawyer at Penguin Random House.
PA:Press Association Prince Louis will be getting an £8,000 gift for his christening day
The fifth-in-line to the throne will be christened in front of 20 to 30 people in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.
The 11-week-old prince will wear the same gown worn by his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at their christenings.
He will don the handmade replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by Angela Kelly.
George, four, and Charlotte, three, will be there for their brother’s big day.
AFP or licensors The 11-week-old prince will wear the same gown worn by his older siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at their christenings
PA:Press Association Charlotte gives her baby brother a kiss on the head
Following the service, Kate and Wills will host a private tea at Clarence House.
It will be the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children have been seen together as a family of five.
The little royal, who was born in April, will be christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.
It comes after it was revealed Prince Harry has paid around £8,000 for a first edition Winnie-The-Pooh for his nephew’s big day.