Wife of Norfolk landowner named as godparent to Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Prince Louis

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandrin

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, as Princess Charlotte will be christened in front of the Queen and close family. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 5, 2015. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced earlier who the godparents for Charlotte will be. They are Laura Fellowes - the daughter of one of Diana, Princess of Wales's sisters, and friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, Kate's cousin Adam Middleton and William's close friend Thomas van Straubenzee. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire - Credit: PA

A Norfolk couple have been named godparents to Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Hannah Carter, a friend of the Duchess of Cambridge, has been named godmother to the fifth in line to the throne.

The news was announced today, as the 11-week-old baby was christened at St James's Palace.

Mrs Carter, previously Gillingham, is an old school friend of Catherine, who both attended Malborough College.

Mrs Carter married Norfolk landowner Robert Carter in 2012.

The Duke and Duchess, as well as Catherine's sister Pippa Matthews (previously Middleton), attended the Carters' wedding in Suffolk.

Mr Carter's sister Sophie Carter is godmother to Princess Charlotte

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As well as being landowners, the Carter family run a construction business called R G Carter.

The business has recently committed itself to a future in Norfolk, as it announced a £14m engineering hub in the Breckland countryside in November last year.

The businesses' Norfolk base is in Drayton.

Other godparents of Prince Louis are Lucy Middleton, the cousin of the Duchess of Cambridge.

She is joined by Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, a friend of Prince William.

Lady Laura Mead, wife of a close friend, and Nicholas van Custem, a friend of the Duke, were also named.

Guy Pelly, the 'court jester' friend of Prince William, was also named a godparent.

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