THE LADY LAURA MEADE
Lady Laura Meade is the wife of James Meade, another Old Etonian and fast friend of Wills’, who was asked to make a speech at the royal wedding and is godfather to Louis’ big sister, Princess Charlotte.
William was again asked to be an usher when Laura and James tied the knot in 2013, and Kate, Prince Harry and Kate’s younger sister Pippa were all among the congregation.
Laura, from Norfolk, is the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Romney, and she and her siblings are close to the Middletons as well as the Prince.
Before they married and settled down, Kate and William and Laura and James were regulars at the Cuckoo Club in Piccadilly.
Prince Louis’ godfather Harry Aubrey-Fletcher is one of William’s oldest friends, having attended both Ludgrove prep school and Eton with the Prince.
Kate joined William at Harry’s wedding to Louise Stourton in January 2011, just four months before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s own nuptials.
Prince William was an usher at the ceremony, held at Aldborough Parish Church in Boroughbridge, West Yorkshire.
Harry is the youngest son of Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, 8th Baronet and Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. His similarly blue-blooded wife, who will also attend Prince Louis’ christening, is the eldest daughter of Edward Stourton, the 24th Baron Stourton, 28th Baron Segrave, 27th Baron Mowbray.
NICHOLAS VAN CUTSEM
Major Nicholas van Cutsem has been firm friends of the Prince of Wales and his sons for years.
His daughter, Grace, stole the show at the 2011 Royal wedding when she covered her ears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Nicholas serves with the Household Cavalry and led the escort accompanying the Prince’s Royal Wedding carriage.
He is married to Alice van Cutsem, with the pair wedded in 2009.
Mr Pelly has been in part of Harry and William’s inner circle since their teenage years.
He is known for running celebrity nightclub, Tonteria, in Chelsea, South-West London, a favourite old haunt of Harry during his partying years.
The entrepreneur has also been involved with Mahiki, Whisky Mist and Public over the years.
He welcomed his first child, a little girl Willow Elizabeth, with his Holiday Inn heiress wife Lizzy Wilson last summer.
Bristol graduate Lucy, 32, is the Duchess of Cambridge’s cousin and works as a solicitor in London specialising in media litigation for Atkins Thomson.
She is said to be close to the Duchess, and the pair spent their gap year together in Florence.
Lucy was studying Italian and Catherine to join her.
HANNAH CARTER (MRS ROBERT CARTER)
Hannah and Kate attended Marlborough College together, where they played on several of the same sports teams.
Kate’s sister Pippa was a couple of years below Kate at the same school and also played sports.