Beatrice and Eugenie named the bookies' favourites to become godparent to Princess Charlotte (beating Harry AND Pippa)

  • Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are hot favourites to become godparents
  • Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips, 37, is also heavily backed
  • Other names in the hat include Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton
  • Princess Charlotte is also due for a July Christening date, say punters
  • Outside chances include David Beckham and Spencer Matthews 

She might not have made the guest list for Prince George's christening but Princess Beatrice is the favourite to become godmother to Princess Charlotte, according to the bookies.

Figures released by bookmakers Ladbrokes show Beatrice's sister Eugenie in second place, followed by Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips and Prince William's close friend Hugh van Cutsem.

Prince Harry, meanwhile, languishes in fifth place and is closely followed by Kate's siblings, Pippa and James Middleton.

Hot favourites: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are the hot favourites to become godmother

Hot favourites: Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are the hot favourites to become godmother

Newborn: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born on Saturday, weighing 8lbs 3oz

Newborn: Princess Charlotte of Cambridge was born on Saturday, weighing 8lbs 3oz

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The wait is finally over. The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a little princess - an 8lb 3oz sister for George.

Fashion Finder was excited to catch a glimpse of the new addition to the Royal family who will no doubt follow in her fashionable mother's footsteps. But we were just as thrilled to see the Duchess herself, absolutely glowing as she stepped out of St Mary's Hospital.

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Better known for her showstopping evening and bridal wear, Packham is a favorite of Kate's and this very pretty dress with it's loose fitting shift silhouette is a lovely choice for her first appearance with her baby daughter. The sunny floral print is a motif from Packham's SS15 collection but as Kate's dress is bespoke it's not available to buy online.

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Miss Middleton was a hot favourite last time around but was overlooked in favour of William's cousin, Zara Tindall, and close friends such as Julia Samuel and Oliver Baker.

The reason, say sources, was disquiet over her increasing public profile - and because of concerns that becoming godmother would pile too much pressure on.

However, with her hopes of a US TV show ended and an increasing amount of charity work under her belt, Miss Middleton is a more likely candidate.

Other popular names in the frame include the Duchess of Cornwall's daughter, Laura Lopes, who has been heavily backed and is in the running at 20/1.

Friends of the couple to make the list include Fergus Boyd and Guy Pelly, both with odds of 4/1, Alicia Fox-Pitt and Thomas von Straubenzee.

In with a chance: Peter Phillips, pictured with his Canadian wife Autumn, is also heavily backed

In with a chance: Peter Phillips, pictured with his Canadian wife Autumn, is also heavily backed

Hotly tipped: Pince Harry, pictured with new grandfather Prince Charles, sits in fifth place

Hotly tipped: Pince Harry, pictured with new grandfather Prince Charles, sits in fifth place

Old hand: Harry, 30, already has two godsons, one the oldest son of his former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke

Old hand: Harry, 30, already has two godsons, one the oldest son of his former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke

Zara Tindall is backed at 16/1 to get the call again, while husband Mike Tindall also makes the cut with odds of 33/1. 

Although royal godparents have been drawn from the great and good in the past, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge broke with tradition last time around and chose close friends and family.

So simple was Prince George's christening kept, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne were among the names unexpectedly left off the guest list.

The baptism for three-day old Princess Charlotte is likely to be even more intimate, which would echo the christenings of previous 'spares', among them Prince Harry and the Duke of York.

Godparents are likely to be personal friends of the couple, rather than the crowned heads traditionally signed up for the heir.

Popular choices: Pippa and James Middleton are both likely to get the call according to punters
Popular choices: Pippa and James Middleton are both likely to get the call according to punters

Popular choices: Pippa and James Middleton are both likely to get the call according to punters

Heavily backed: Laura Lopes, right, has odds of 20/1 while Tom Parker-Bowles is less favoured at 100/1

Heavily backed: Laura Lopes, right, has odds of 20/1 while Tom Parker-Bowles is less favoured at 100/1

George VI, King Haakon VII of Norway, Queen Mary, Prince George of Greece and Denmark and Princess Margaret all stood as godparents to Prince Charles.

By contrast, younger brother Prince Andrew got the Duke of Gloucester, the Earl of Euston and Princess Alexandra of Kent. 

One royal tradition that may yet be followed is that of making the baby's uncle her godfather, as happened with Prince Harry who counts Prince Andrew among his godparents. 

Prince Harry certainly has plenty of practice and is already a godfather of two, including to his former nanny Tiggy Legge-Bourke's oldest son, Frederick Pettifer, 14.

Indeed, Ms Legge-Bourke could herself make it to the font, with the 50-year-old having remained close to her two former charges.

Outsider: Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews features in the list alongside Ollie Locke at 100/1

Outsider: Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews features in the list alongside Ollie Locke at 100/1

Potentials: Hugh Grant is in the running at 100/1 while David Beckham is a more popular choice at 50/1
Potentials: Hugh Grant is in the running at 100/1 while David Beckham is a more popular choice at 50/1

Potentials: Hugh Grant is in the running at 100/1 while David Beckham is a more popular choice at 50/1

Ms Legge-Bourke proved controversial during her nannying career, however, and didn't always see eye to eye with the two boys' mother, Princess Diana.

Should Ms Legge-Bourke make the list, she could be joined by William's aunts Lady Sarah McCorquodale, 60, and Jane, Baroness Fellowes, 58.

One member of the Spencer family who is unlikely to appear, however, is Charles, Earl Spencer who famously infuriated the Royal Family with his speech at Princess Diana's funeral.

Although punters have yet to declare their support for Earl Spencer, other unlikely choices in the running according to Ladbrokes include David Beckham at 50/1, Hugh Grant at 100/1 and Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews and Ollie Locke, both of whom are also at 100/1. 

Speaking about the results, Ladbrokes spokeswoman Jessica Bridge said: 'With no less than seven Godparents for George, it looks safe to say Kate and William will go with a similar number for little Charlotte. 

'The early money suggests Princess Beatrice, Prince Harry, Hugh van Cutsem and Mike Tindall will be among those Charlotte will look towards for guidance as she grows up.'

TOP 10 MOST FANCIED 

1/3 Princess Beatrice

2/5 Princess Eugenie

1/2 Peter Philips

4/6 Hugh van Cutsem JR

1/1 Prince Harry

1/1 Pippa Middleton

5/4 James Middleton

3/1 Laura Lopes

4/1 Fergus Boyd

4/1 Guy Pelly 

TOP 10 OUTSIDERS 

50/1 David Beckham

100/1 Victoria Beckham

100/1 Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

100/1 Tamara Beckwith

100/1 The Marquis of Bath

100/1 Tom Parker Bowles

100/1 Hugh Grant

100/1 Ollie Locke

100/1 Spencer Matthews

100/1 Hugo Taylor

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