Queen Elizabeth II attends the christening of two of her grandchildren

Queen Elizabeth II attends the christening of two of her grandchildren

London – Queen Elizabeth II attended a double christening on Sunday of two of her grandchildren.

The 95-year-old British monarch, who has canceled several recent public appearances on the advice of her doctors, witnessed the christening of Augustus, son of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, and Lucas Philippe, son of Zara Tindall and husband Mike Tindall.

The private service at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, west London, was attended by members of the royal family and close friends.

August was born in February and Lucas in March. Both boys are granddaughters of the Queen.

The Queen has 12 great-grandchildren, the youngest being two-month-old Sienna Elizabeth, daughter of Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Concerns about the Queen’s health were raised last month, when she spent a night in a London hospital after being admitted for medical checks. In late October, palace officials said doctors had ordered the king to rest for two weeks and do only light tasks.


She had planned to attend her anniversary party on Sunday November 14th but withdrew at the last minute after spraining her back.

On Wednesday, she returned to her public duties, holding a personal meeting at Windsor Castle with the outgoing commander-in-chief of Britain’s armed forces.

Elizabeth is the longest-lived and longest-reigning in Britain. Next year, she is set to celebrate her platinum jubilee – marking 70 years on the throne.

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