Eugenie has been described as “beyond herself” after the Queen “bypassed Meghan and Harry” during the royal baptism.
PRINCESS According to reports, Eugenie was “overjoyed” when the Queen decided to attend her son August’s christening after her Majesty skipped Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Archie’s.
Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, were allegedly distraught when the christening had to be canceled last month due to “Covid contact.” August, who was born in February this year, is 11th in line to the throne, so the 32-year-old may have felt “moved” that her grandmother had wanted to be there. The Queen is known for only attending certain royal occasions, and she did not attend Archie’s christening in 2019.
“Eugenie was over herself that the Queen was coming,” a royal source reportedly told Woman’s Day.
“She isn’t usually available for christenings.
“For example, she skipped Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son Archie’s wedding.
“As a result, Eugenie was deeply moved by her commitment to seeing August baptized.”
The service is expected to take place in the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park on Saturday.
However, the preparations were scrapped after rumors surfaced that an unknown guest had been alerted via the NHS Covid app that they had been in contact with someone or had tested positive.
The Queen and Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, were also expected to attend the baptism, with the latter hosting the after-party at Royal Lodge.
“One visitor tested positive or was pinged for Covid interaction, therefore no one else was permitted to gather,” a source told MailOnline.
“As a result, the service and subsequent reception party at Royal Lodge, Prince Andrew’s house, were canceled.
“The Queen, Eugenie’s parents Fergie and Prince Andrew, and Eugenie herself were all expected to attend.”
Meanwhile, in July 2019, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened at Windsor Castle’s private chapel.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended, although their three children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, were not thought to be present.
The Queen was unable to attend due to a prior obligation.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also in attendance. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are thought to have arrived by helicopter at the event.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to share the happiness of.”Brinkwire Summary News,” a spokesman for Harry and Meghan said at the time.