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Relationship between Prince William of Wales and his godparents

HRH Prince William of Wales was born at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London on 21 June 1982. He was christened at Buckingham Palace on 4 August 1982, the eighty-second birthday of his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The Prince and Princess of Wales chose four names for their infant son: William Arthur Philip Louis. The little prince had six godparents:    

• Constantine II, King of the Hellenes
• HRH Princess Alexandra of Great Britain (wife of Honourable Sir Angus Ogilvy)
• Norton Knatchbull, styled by courtesy Baron Romsey
• Natalia Phillips (wife of His Grace the Duke of Westminster)
• Lady Susan Waldegrave (wife of James Hussey)
• Laurens van der Post

The genealogical chart below outlines the descent of Prince William and his godparents from their common ancestor, James VI, King of Scotland/James I, King of England. The names of the godparents are highlighted in bold uppercase. To the best of my knowledge, Laurens van der Post, is not related to Prince William (at least not through King James VI/I). Please note that some information  (such as full names and titles) has been omitted for the sake of space.

                                       JAMES I of England and VI of Scotland (1566-1625)                         
                                                            |                                                                       
  |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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Elizabeth                                                                                                       Charles I, King of England
  |                                                                                                                       |
  |                                                                                                                       | 
Sophia                                                                                                              King James II       
  |                                                                                                                       |
  |                                                                                                                       |
George I, King of Great Britain                                                                                   (natural daughter:)                                   
  |                                                                                                                   Henrietta                 
  |                                                                                                                       |
King George II                                                                                                 James, 1st Earl Waldegrave                                                
  |                                                                                                                       | 
  |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|                             |---------------------|
Frederick, Prince of Wales                                                      Louisa                     2nd Earl Waldegrave    3rd Earl Waldegrave                             
  |                                                                                |                             |                     |                                  
  |------------------|                                                             |                             |                     |                    
  |                  |                                                             |                             |                     |
Augusta        King George III                                                  Louise                       Anne Horatia         4th Earl Waldegrave                                                                         
  |                  |                                                             |                             |                     |                                               
  |                  |                                                             |                             |
Augusta        Edward, Duke of Kent                                             Louise                         Horace             8th Earl Waldegrave                                                            
  |                  |                                                             |                             |                     |            
  |                  |                                                             |                             |                     |
Paul           Queen Victoria                                           Christian IX, King of Denmark         Adelaide              William                                                                              
  |              |                                                                 |                             |                     |
  |              |----------------------------------|                              |                             |                     |
Pauline        King Edward VII                    Alice                 George I, King of the Hellenes      6th Earl Spencer    11th Earl Waldegrave                                                                              
  |              |                                  |                              |                             |                     |
  |              |                                  |                              |                             |                     |
Nicholas       King George V                     Victoria                    King Constantine I             7th Earl Spencer    12th Earl Waldegrave                                                            
  |              |                                  |                              |                             |                     | 
  |              |--------------------|             |--------------|               |                             |                     |         
Sophie         King George VI      George,        Alice         Louis, Earl     King Paul I                 8th Earl Spencer         SUSAN
  |              |                 Duke of Kent     |           Mountbatten        |                             |
  |              |                    |             |           of Burma           |                             |
  |              |                    |             |              |               |                             |  
Anastasia      Queen Elizabeth II  ALEXANDRA     Philip, Duke   Patricia      CONSTANTINE II                Lady Diana Spencer                                                       
  |                                              of Edinburgh      |                                             |                                  
  |              |                                  |              |                                             |
Georgina         |----------------------------------|            NORTON                                          |             
  |                         |                                                                                    |
  |                         |                                                                                    |
NATALIA           Charles, Prince of Wales                                                                       |
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                                                             Prince William of Wales              


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