Queen vows to attend double Royal christening with Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall

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Queen vows to attend double Royal christening with Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall
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The Queen could be in attendance at a joint-christening ceremony being held this weekend by Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall, it has been reported.

Her Majesty was forced to pull out of the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph last week due to back problems.

But she has reportedly told aides of her desire to attend the All Saints Chapel in Berkshire to see her granddaughters christen their babies.

She will make a final decision after consulting medical professionals.

A source told The Sun: “Her Majesty is very keen to be there as she knows how important this is for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

“It’s set to be a heartwarming family occasion and a time of real celebration after what has been some challenging times for certain royals of late, including the Queen herself.

“She is keen to attend such as wonderful event after the great personal disappointment of missing last Sunday’s Remembrance events.”

Penny Junor, an acclaimed commentator who has written several books on the royals, said the Queen’s determination to attend despite recent health problems “sends a fantastic message to the world”.

She said: “I’ve never heard of two royal babies being christened together like this but it will be wonderful to have the Queen there.

“It would also send a fantastic message to the world that she is not ready to leave us yet.

“She’s very spiritual, a christening is a very important occasion for the head of the Church of England and being there will be of great importance to her.

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie attend an event together in Watford (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Modest! Golf)
Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie attend an event together in Watford (Dave Benett/Getty Images for Modest! Golf)

“She’s very fond of Zara and Mike, and Eugenie too.”

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank welcomed their son August to the world in February.

His christening ceremony was originally scheduled to take place in July but was cancelled due to Covid.

He will be baptised alongside Mike and Zara Tindell’s son Lucas Philip, who was born in March.

Other royals said to be attending are Prince Andrew, Prince William and his wife Kate.

The ceremony will be led by Canon Martin Poll, who is chaplain to Great Windsor Park.

Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall take a photo on centre court on day nine of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon (PA)
Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall take a photo on centre court on day nine of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon (PA)

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