The touching details of the historic joint royal christening, including a tribute to Prince Philip.
On Sunday, the Queen attended a joint christening for Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall’s sons; here are some touching details, including the significance of the date.
According to reports, the historic double royal christening included a number of touching details, including a tribute to Prince Phillip.
At the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall had a joint baptism for their sons on Sunday.
Despite her recent health problems, the Queen made a special appearance at the intimate ceremony, which included their loved ones, including close friends.
After being forced to withdraw from the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London due to back pain, it was unclear whether the 95-year-old monarch would be able to attend.
Her Majesty, however, arrived in style on Sunday, as she wore a lime green gown to the private Grade-II listed church, according to The Mirror.
Canon Martin Poll, chaplain of All Saints Chapel in Great Windsor Park, Berkshire, officiated at the private ceremony.
Zara arrived with her former rugby player husband Mike Tindall and their daughters Mia, seven, and Lena, three, while Eugenie arrived with her husband Jack Brooksbank.
The boys’ unusual double christening included several hidden touching details that were a nod to the tot’s extended family, as well as possibly some strange coincidences.
August, Eugenie’s son, and Lucas, Zara’s son, were both given the middle name Philip in honor of their great-grandfather, who passed away in April at the age of 99.
August’s full name is August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, and Lucas’s is Lucas Philip Tindall.
Also, the date on which the ceremony was held could have been significant.
The christening took place on the 74th wedding anniversary of the Queen and her late husband, Prince Philip.
She and Philip married in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947, and have been married for more than 73 years.
The christening was also 181 years after the birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest child, Victoria, Princess Royal, on November 21, 1840.
During Victoria’s christening in February 1841, she wore an original Spitalfields silk and Honiton lace christening gown, which was passed down and worn by a total of 62 royal babies, including the Queen.
However, after the Earl and Countess of Wessex’s baptism.
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