Despite being forced to postpone the baptism of her son August, Princess Eugenie did not fail to express her joy when Elizabeth II confirmed her presence at the event. And here is why.
Princess Eugenie is ecstatic. Last February, Prince Andrew’s daughter gave birth to her first child, a little boy named August, whom she decided to have baptized last July according to royal tradition. A ceremony that unfortunately had to be postponed, after one of the guests was detected as a contact case in Covid-19. To avoid that the baptism of her son becomes a cluster, Princess Eugenie decided to postpone the festivities, especially since Elizabeth II, invited to the ceremony, had replied that she would be present. What to delight her granddaughter, and for a good reason.
Indeed, according to a royal source, Eugenie of York could hardly contain her joy when she learned that the Queen was going to honor her son August with her presence at his baptism, she who does not always attend the baptisms of her great-grandchildren. If she was present at those of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Elizabeth II had skipped the one of Prince Louis because she was on her way back from Sandringham, but also that of Archie, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. At the time of the intimate ceremony in Windsor Chapel, the queen had an official engagement that she could not move. “So, Eugenie was very touched that she committed to see August baptized,” a source told Express.co.
Has Princess Eugenie’s son been baptized?
Forced to move the baptism of her son, which was to be held on July 17, it turns out that Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank would have organized the ceremony on Saturday, August 7, before Elizabeth II takes her summer quarters at Balmoral. It was on August 9 that the Queen arrived in her Scottish home, after attending the baptism of August, which took place in the strictest privacy. Express.co reports that the ceremony took place at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, in the presence of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew, before they also followed the Queen to Balmoral.