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Do We Finally Know Prince George's Godparents?

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The royal godparent rumors have been swirling almost since the day Prince George was born back in June. First, there were those who said Prince Harry and Kate's sister Pippa would get the honors. But that rumor seemed to fall by the wayside pretty quickly. (Plus, going the sibling route isn't usually how the royals do things.)

Then there were whispers last month about Guy Pelly being the godfather. (Which was pretty scandalous, considering the nightclub owner has had plenty of brushes with the law, including a DUI.) But those rumors, too, were quickly dispelled.

The latest word on the street? The Sunday Times reports that William and Kate have opted to make two of their oldest friends the godparents of little Georgie: Fergus Boyd and Emilia d'Erlanger. And while many reports say those two names are a big surprise, we're not really sure why, especially when the royal couple has pretty much bucked tradition in all the right ways since their engagement.

So just who are these lucky godparents? Boyd became close friends with William during his time at St. Andrews, even dorming in the same hall as the prince during their first year and later living with him and Kate off-campus. Some reports say he was even beside William during Kate's now-infamous runway walk when she first showed she had some serious legs. But it was d'Erlanger who allegedly introduced William and Kate, as she'd been a close friend of Kate's since her high school days at Marlborough College and later at St. Andrews.

Still, we'll have to sit tight a bit longer to see if the rumors are true, since the Palace hasn't confirmed or denied the reports yet. In the meantime, the Daily Express writes that all of the godparents will be revealed at Prince George's October 23 christening—and they'll be about five or six of them in total.

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