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Royal Baby Christening Details

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (NO MERCHANDISING OR COMMERCIAL USAGE) (The image must not be cropped or altered without permission from the photographer and Camera Press)(Image must not be archived and must be deleted from systems 24 hours after release)  In this handout image provided by Jason Bell and Camera Press,  (back row, left-right) Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Pippa Middleton, James Middleton, Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton. (front row, left-right) Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carrying Prince George and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose for the official christening portrait of Prince George of Cambridge on October 23, 2013 in London, England.  Prince George is wearing an outfit made of delicate Honiton lace and white satin by Angela Kelly, an exact replica of the one worn before him by every baby born to the British Royal family since 1841. The Duchess is wearing Alexander McQueen dress and a Jane Taylor hat.  (Mandatory Credit: Jason Bell/Camera Press via Getty Images)
Photograph by Jason Bell/Camera Press via Getty Images

The royal baby has finally been christened! The deed was done at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace in the afternoon. But what was really interesting was the list (yes, list) of godparents announced just hours before the ceremony.

How many godparents do most people have? Probably one or two, at the most. But little Prince George is no ordinary baby, so he had seven.

The Cambridge Duke and Duchess (William and Kate in case you didn't know) appointed the godparents from a pick of close friends, royalty and an old friend of William's late mom, Diana. Who exactly were they? Read on to find out.

Zara Tindall is the royal of the group, and a close cousin to William. There were also a couple schoolmates—Oliver Baker, who went to college with the couple, and Emilia Jardine-Paterson, who went to Marlborough College with Kate. Then there is Earl Gosvenor, who's related to William's own godparent, and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, who is the copule's Principal Private Secretary and Equerry. Julia Samuel is the old friend of Diana who's involved in a mutual charity with William. And finally, William van Cutsem is one of the friends who helped William and his brother Harry through their tough times after the death of their mother.

"It was entirely their choice, their personal preference," says a royal palace source, according to People. "There was no set number that they had to choose and have gone with seven people. ... They wanted to include family and friends and reflect their life on both sides." Sounds good to us!

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