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Prince William's best friend, Guy Pelly, has not been asked to be baby George Alexander Louis' godfather, despite reports claiming otherwise.
The London nightclub owner, who is believed to have a controversial past, confirmed that while he and William, 31, are still good friends, reports that he is one of Prince George's godparents are false. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly in the process of selecting a total of six godparents for their newborn son.
"People have been coming up to me and shaking my hand offering their congratulations all week. It's been weird. I've had to explain to everyone that I am not going to be a godfather. They have got it all wrong," Pelly told Richard Kay of the Daily Mail.
Critics were up in arms Wednesday when it was claimed Pelly was Prince George's godfather as some questioned whether he is a good role model for the newborn. William is believed to have told Pelly himself that there is no truth to the reports.
"I spoke to William yesterday about it and he confirmed I am not going to be one. And I want to set the record straight. William wasn't annoyed about people getting it wrong, just quite matter-of-fact that it should be put right," he said.
He also explained that the royal couple's godparent decision has "nothing to do with me being a party animal. I love babies and I have calmed down quite a bit socially now. I think I will be a very, very good godfather — one day, at least. But it is their choice."
As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 31, adjust to parenthood, sources claim they are currently planning a christening that is scheduled for September.
"It will be a small, intimate affair. The Queen will be present and the Middleton family," Royal party planning expert Emma Summers told E! News about Prince George's christening.
"It will be very different from what we saw at the wedding," Summers' fellow royal party planning expert, Georgina Reames, explained. "A very private occasion and a very religious one."