Little Cambridge children will have a new playmate. Tatler magazine has revealed that Prince William’s best friend Thomas van Straubenzee first became a dad while his wife Lucy gave birth to a baby girl. during the weekend of October 18 to 19. Happy news for the couple, who met through the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and who thus welcomed a little Mary, just a few months after their wedding, celebrated on July 24.
Deprived of great ceremony because of the Covid-19 and the many restrictions, Thomas van Straubenzee and Lucy Lanigan O’Keeffe had to celebrate their union in a small committee, thus depriving Princess Charlotte of a role that was very close to her heart: that of bridesmaid. Goddaughter of Prince William’s best friend, the 4-year-old girl had indeed been chosen to appear in the procession of the bride to the altar, which is none other than a mistress who officiates at Thomas’s Battersea, the school of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. And the latter may have things to tell his comrades …
The van Straubenzee, relatives of the royal family
A lifelong friend of Prince William, Thomas van Straubenzee obtained his place very early on in the entourage of the royal family, since his uncle, William van Straubenzee, was a close friend of Lady Diana. And if he was lucky enough to be named godfather to one of the children of the British crown, he is not the only one in his family. Indeed, his little brother Charlie, for his part, is a close friend of Prince Harry, and was named godfather of the latter’s son, Archie.
Thomas van Straubenzee and his wife Lucy © © Mega / KCS PRESSE