Kate Middleton and Prince William may pick Meghan Markle as a godparent for the new royal baby

Kate Middleton and Prince William might make Meghan Markle an even more important part of the royal family before her May wedding to Prince Harry, by making her a godparent to their third child.

Megan will marry Prince Harry on 19 May and become a fully fledged member of the British Royal Family. But before the big day arrives, the royals will celebrate another huge moment in their family calendar this year – the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s third baby.

It is thought that Kate and Will’s third child is due to be born on St George’s Day, but if the baby boy or girl arrives a few days later, they could make their mum and dad’s seventh wedding anniversary extra special.

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With the prospect of the new royal baby arriving any day now, speculation as to who the child’s godparents will be has already begun.

According to the Evening Standard, Kate Middleton and Prince William could be planning on making Meghan’s entry into the royal family even more significant by putting her ‘in the running’ as a godparent to their new arrival.

Aside from Meghan Markle, who will become the baby’s Aunt in May after her wedding to Harry, possible godparents for the third royal baby include friends of Kate and Wills such as Hugh van Custem or his wife Rose. The Duke of Cambridge is godfather to Hugh and Rosie’s daughter Grace – who was also a bridesmaid at the royal wedding – and fellow van Custem family member William van Custem was selected to be a godparent to Prince George.

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William’s goddaughter Grace was the bridesmaid everyone loved at the royal wedding for covering her ears as the jets flew by

Other friends of the couple with a good chance of being picked include Kate’s Marlborough College friends Catriona Foyle, Alice Avenel, Alicia Stoddart and Hannah Carter.

The Duke and Duchess’s university flatmates Fergus Boyd and Olivia Bleasdale are also apparently likely contenders, as is Tom Sutton – one of William’s old school friends.

Prince George, who has seven godparents, has a mixture of friends and family members who were selected for the special role including Princess Anne’s daughter – Prince William’s cousin – Zara Tindall.

Princess Charlotte’s godparents are: Sophie Carter, Laura Fellowes, Adam Middleton, Thomas van Straubenzee and James Meade.

The godparents of the royal babies are usually announced a few days before the Christening so we have a little while to wait yet before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal who they have picked to fill the special role in their new baby’s life.