Royal baby christening clash: Queen faces impossible decision over Zara and Eugenie


Her Majesty attended the ceremony at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park. Her attendance at the christening of her two great-grandchildren follows a last-minute cancellation at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday as she suffered from a sprained back.



It was originally feared the monarch had to pull out of the special event after she was not spotted arriving at the church. Buckingham Palace had remained tight-lipped about the Queen’s plans, but insiders have confirmed Her Majesty made the service.



It is understood a decision on whether the Queen was to attend the christening was being left until the last minute.



Being able to witness the baptism of Zara Tindall and Princess Eugenie’s children is believed to mean a lot to the monarch.



She has lately had to miss out on a range of events due to a health scare that forced her to spend a night in hospital.



Doctors then ordered her to rest. It is thought that sharing this special moment makes up for the disappointment the Queen has felt as a result of having to step back from some of her duties.



The joint christening could be the first of its kind for the royal household.



Commentator Penny Junor said: “I’ve never heard of two royal babies being christened together like this.”



She added: “The Queen is very spiritual, a christening is a very important occasion for the head of the Church of England and being there will be of great importance to her.



“She’s very fond of Zara and Mike, and Eugenie too.”Concerns over the Queen’s health have been raised in recent weeks after she was forced to pull out of several engagements.


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