The Queen Attends Princess Eugenie And Zara Tindall's Double Christening

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The Queen has attended the christening of Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall’s sons.

The 95-year-old monarch attended the joint baptism of her grandsons, held at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire on Sunday, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance.

There had been concerns that Her Majesty wouldn’t be able to attend the ceremony, due to her continued period of recovery, after spraining her back.

The Queen's recent back injury forced her to miss her five-yearly visit to the General Synod, which occurred just days before the christening. Earlier this month, she had to sit out the Remembrance Sunday service held at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

So it was relief when Buckingham Palace confirmed that she would, in fact, be able to witness her grandsons, born just over a month apart, being christened.

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Her attendance at the baptism fell on the same weekend marking 74 years since The Queen and Prince Philip married at Westminster Abbey. It also comes days after she returned to royal duties, following a month-long period of rest on doctor's advice.

When addressing his mother’s health earlier in the week, Prince Charles said: ‘She’s all right, thank you very much,’ before continuing with: ‘Once you get to 95, it’s not quite as easy as it used to be. It’s bad enough at 73,’ as reported by The Guardian.

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First-time mum Eugenie, 31, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York, arrived at the joint baptism with her husband Jack Brooksband, to christen baby boy August Philip Hawke.

Princess Anne’s daughter Tindall, 40 - who is also a mum to daughters, Mia Grace, 7, and Lena Elizabeth, 3 - was joined by husband and retired England rugby captain Mike, though the pair arrived separately to the event.

Also in attendance at the christening were Princess Eugenie's parents-in-law, George and Nicola Brooksbank, Tindall’s brother Peter Philips and Eugenie's mum, Sarah Ferguson, who recently branded The Queen as ‘an extraordinary woman’.

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

Speaking of the monarch in an interview with French magazine Paris Match, Ferguson said: ‘She is doing well. She is my icon. When I see her, I pinch myself to remind myself how lucky I am. She is an extraordinary woman,’ as reported by HELLO!.

As for what the monarch wore to commemorate her grandsons' special day, according to photos obtained by the Guardian, she showed up in a vibrant lime green suit - it was the same one that she wore for her 90th birthday.

Meanwhile Eugenie wore a cream paisley dress from Australian fashion label Zimmermann and Tindall chose a classic black ensemble.




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