The christening of Prince George is today, and no doubt went off without a hitch.
It is an intimate ceremony of 24 people. I am sure that just like any planning process, it wasn't without some conflict -- though we will never know about that. But not inviting the uncles and aunts wouldn't fly in my family.
Leading up to today, there were lots of questions in the media: What will Kate wear? (mcQueen) Who will be invited? (No one) Did they really not invite Will's uncles? (They did) Will Harry bring Cressida? (Nope) And most importantly: who will be the godparents? Looks like Prince George will have six godparents, all of whom are supposed to help him on life's journey.
William has six: a few friends of his parents and a foreign royal thrown in. The guessing to Prince George's godparents has heated up the British tabloids for weeks. Who will get the honour? Will they toss in the foreign royal?
My question is: do the godparents do anything? Do William's six godparents educate him the ways of the world and the Church? Do they take special care of him? Will Prince George's godparents make a difference in his life?
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I don't come from a tradition of godparenting, so I don't have any and neither do my kids. So I am being honest when I say that I don't understand why you need so many godparents, or what their role is. My best friend doesn't need a title to be a second mother to my kids. My sister doesn't need to be summoned up the front of a religious institution to discipline my kids when they are acting out of line.
I am honestly curious: is the tradition of godparents relevant? Or is it just a way to make your parents and friends happy for one day?
So, fill me in on your godparents.
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