Queen attends Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall’s sons’ joint christening amid health concerns

Nov 22, 2021
The Queen has attended the joint christening of her great-grandsons despite health concerns. Source: Getty Images

The Queen has made a surprise public appearance as she celebrated the joint christening of her two great- grandsons at All Saints Chapel in Great Windsor Park, amid growing concerns for her health.

The Queen was determined to attend the joint ceremony for Zara and Mike Tindall’s son, Lucas Phillip, and Eugenie’s son August – in what was believed to be the first double royal baby christening. The 95-year-old, dressed in lime green, was spotted leaving the ceremony in a black Range Rover.

Princess Eugenie arrived for the rare royal milestone alongside her husband Jack Brooksbank, in a stunning white silk dress with a smart beige headband and blue pendant. Cousin Zara, meanwhile, opted for a classic black look for her son’s baptism with pearl accessories.

Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank’s son was born in February. When his scheduled christening in July was cancelled due to COVID-19, the royal family opted to have a joint christening alongside Mike and Zara Tindall’s son Lucas who was born in March.


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Her Majesty’s latest public appearance comes after she was forced to withdraw from a Remembrance Day service due to a sprained back, with the Palace releasing a statement hours before she was due to attend.

“The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph,” an official statement said.

“Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service.”

The Queen was back to her royal duties on November 17 when she made her first public engagement while meeting with British Military’s chief of staff, General Nick Carter, the Queen and Carter were photographed as they chatted. Carter is planning to step down from his role at the end of November.


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The Queen was forced to withdraw from public engagements after spending the night in hospital in mid-October. Her Majesty was advised by doctors to rest for two weeks and limit her engagements to virtual appearances, despite being spotted taking a joyride around Windsor Castle on November 1 in her green Jaguar.

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