The Duchess of Cambridge is to follow in the footsteps of her husband Prince William's mother, Diana, Princess Of Wales, as well as late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and great beauties Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn by becoming the godmother of a cruise liner.

Royal Princess bosses have confirmed the pregnant royal will officially name their new ship in Southampton, England, on 13 June (13).

A spokesman for the company tells Wenn, "We can think of no better way to celebrate our company's British heritage than by having the Duchess, admired around the world for her style and grace, serve as Godmother to our newest ship.

"Princess has a rich history of celebrated godmothers throughout the years including names such as Margaret Thatcher, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and the Princess of Wales."