The Queen is faced with a difficult decision about Zara and Eugenie’s christening.
When it comes to Zara Tindall and Princess Eugenie’s joint christening for their royal kids this weekend, the Queen is faced with an unenviable option.
For the last two royal newborns, a joint baptism ceremony will be place this weekend at a private church that is part of the Royal Lodge house. Zara Tindall and Princess Eugenie received their first children this year, and they are among the Queen’s 12 great-grandchildren.
Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, welcomed their first child, August, into the world on February 9.
On March 21, Zara and Mike Tindall gave birth to their third child, Lucas Philip Tindall.
This weekend, the second cousins are expected to be baptized at Windsor Great Park’s Royal Chapel of All Saints.
According to a royal insider, the Queen is expected to be present.
“Her Majesty is really keen to be there because she knows how significant this is for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” a royal source told The Sun.
The sovereign is expected to make a choice on the spot after consulting with her personal physician.
It comes after the Queen was forced to cancel her presence at the Cenotaph’s Remembrance Sunday service owing to a sprained back last weekend.
The newborn is usually christened using the Lily Font and dressed in a facsimile of the Honiton Gown at royal ceremonies.
However, just one traditional lace christening gown is available, despite the fact that two babies are scheduled to be baptised tomorrow.
This may mean that the Queen will have to choose between her great-grandchildren who will wear the gown.
The original Honiton Gown was made for Victoria, Princess Royal’s christening in 1841.
The gown’s style was inspired by Queen Victoria’s wedding gown, and it’s composed of white silk with a handcrafted lace overlay.
Queen Victoria also commissioned the baptismal font known as the Lily Font, which is used in royal christenings, for her daughter.
Lady Louise Windsor wore the original gown for her christening in 2004, and every royal newborns afterwards have worn a copy fashioned by the Queen’s special wardrobe advisor, Angela Kelly.
In July 2019, the replica gown was worn during the christening of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child, Archie.
August, Princess Eugenie’s son, was supposed to be baptized. “Brinkwire News Summary.”