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Queen Elizabeth attends the christening of two great-grandchildren


Queen Elizabeth attends the christening of two great-grandchildren.

LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II attended the double christening of two of her great-grandchildren on Sunday.

The 95-year-old British monarch, who has canceled several recent public appearances on the advice of her doctors, saw the baptisms of August, the son of Princess Eugenia and her husband Jack Brooksbank, and Lucas Philip, the son of Zara Tindall and her 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. The mothers of both children are the granddaughters of the queen.

The queen has 12 great-grandchildren, the youngest of whom is 2-month-old Sienna Elizabeth, daughter of Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Concerns about the monarch’s health arose last month when she spent a night in a London hospital after being admitted for medical examinations. In late October, palace officials said doctors had told the monarch to rest for two weeks and only assume light duties.

He had planned to attend the annual Remembrance Sunday service on November 14, but withdrew at the last minute after suffering a sprain to his back.

On Wednesday he returned to his public duties and held an in-person audience at Windsor Castle with the outgoing chief of the British armed forces.

Elizabeth is the longest-lived and reigning monarch of Great Britain. She is due to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, which marks 70 years on the throne, next year.


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