Princess Charlotte's Godmother Names Her Baby After the Princess

Kate Middleton’s close friend Sophie Snuggs honored her goddaughter in the sweetest way.

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Princess Charlotte isn't just a unicorn purse influencer—she's a name influencer, too. The royal's godmother Sophie Snuggs just had her first child, and chose "Charlotte" as the baby girl's middle name.

Sophie and her husband Robert announced the arrival of their newborn in the Times, revealing her full name, Amalia Rose Charlotte Snuggs. "On 21 June, to Sophie (nee Carter) and Robert, a daughter, Amalia Rose Charlotte," read the notice.

It was apparent how close Charlotte is with her godmother last year, when the princess served as a bridesmaid in Sophie's wedding. In one photo, Sophie could be seen holding Charlotte, who's smiling for the camera (see it here).

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Kate Middleton attends Wimbledon with Sophie (middle left) in 2008.
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Long before she was close with Charlotte, though, Sophie was a good friend of her mother's. Kate Middleton and Sophie have long been pals. According to People, Sophie is a regular at Kate's "social gatherings," and the duo are known play tennis with each other. The entire Middleton family attended Sophie's nuptials, including Kate's parents, Michael and Carole. Sophie was also a guest at Pippa Middleton's wedding in 2017.

Sophie's royal connections don't end there. She was on the guest list for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal nuptials, and her brother happens to be married to Hannah Gillingham—another one of Kate's close friends, and godmother to Prince Louis. Sophie even dated Prince William's best buddy Thomas van Straubenzee (who also happens to be one of Charlotte's godparents) for a time.

It's a small world—and when you run in royal circles, it's even smaller.


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