Elizabeth II is determined to take part in her family’s important events. This Saturday, November 20, the Daily Mail reports that the sovereign will indeed be present at the baptisms of her great-grandsons, August and Lucas.
While she gave up participating in the Remembrance ceremony last Sunday, Elizabeth II does not intend to miss another event. And even less those involving the Windsor clan. Indeed, the sovereign is said to have said that she intends to be with her loved ones this weekend when her granddaughters, Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall, will baptize their babies, August and Lucas, at Windsor Chapel. A source said the Queen “wants to be there” because she “knows how important it is”.
The moment should be particularly festive for Elizabeth II and her family. For the first time, two cousins will be baptized in the same ceremony. For the royal expert Penny Junor, quoted by the Daily Mail, it is a “fantastic message to the world that she is not ready to leave us yet”. Elizabeth II should take advice from her doctor and announce her arrival at the last minute.
Elizabeth II determined to be there for her family
After causing some concern about her health, Elizabeth II had to give up addressing the General Synod, the national assembly of the Church of England, for the first time in her 69-year reign. Seemingly determined to remain strong and present for her loved ones, despite the cancellation of her participation in Remembrance Day, the sovereign would not want to miss the religious ceremony planned for August Brooksbank, the grandson of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and Lucas Tindall, the grandson of Princess Anne. According to the Daily Mail, the two babies will be baptized in holy water brought back by Prince Charles during his recent trip to Jordan. The same that will, perhaps, be used to baptize Lilibet, the daughter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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