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Kate Middleton To Serve As Godmother Of Royal Princess Cruise At Naming Ceremony

04/09/2013 11:42 am ET | Updated Apr 10, 2013
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Kate Middleton is becoming a Godmother!

Before you get too excited, we should probably get a wee bit more specific: The duchess will serve as Godmother for the newest ship in the Princess Cruises fleet. Not so enthused anymore? You should be -- Kate's following in the footsteps of some notable ladies, including Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren.

Like we said, good company. The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the naming ceremony in Southampton June 13, where she'll christen the ship with a few words and then pull a lever that will shoot a bottle of champaign against the ship (per tradition). Back in 1984, the Princess of Wales christened the very first Royal Princess wearing a chic red ruit and matching cap.

We're already imagining a verrry pregnant Kate -- she'll be about eight months along -- gussied up in nautical-themed maternity wear to step into Diana's shoes once again. The last time the 31-year-old royal gave us Diana déjà vu was when she donned a white headscarf during her tour through Southeast Asia that recalled a few photos of the late royal. So perhaps Catherine will look to Diana's naming ceremony ensemble for inspiration?

See Princess Diana christening her namesake Royal Princess cruise ship in 1984 below and tell us what you think of Kate's new gig!

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