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Queen Elizabeth Joins Great-Grandchildren's Joint-Christening after Spraining Her Back

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By Junie Sihlangu
Nov 23, 2021
05:00 P.M.

The Queen's health hasn't been excellent in recent months, leading her to cancel several public appearances. She recently graced her Royal Family with her attendance at a special occasion.


On October 20, 2021, Queen Elizabeth II, 95, was hospitalized after she sprained her back. She had to cancel her appearance at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday at the last minute because of the injury.

People were worried about her health and that she wouldn't be able to attend the joint christening of her two great-grandchildren at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park.

Queen Elizabeth II at a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham on December 25, 2015, in King's Lynn, England | Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images


Buckingham Palace hasn't said much about the Queen's plans, but insiders confirmed that she made it to the service. It's been said that her decision to attend was left until the last minute.

Being able to attend Sunday's baptism of Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall's children was something that meant a lot to the monarch who had to spend a night in the hospital and was ordered to rest after she was injured in October.

Queen Elizabeth II holds an umbrella as she visits Lancaster Castle on May 29, 2015, in Lancaster, England | Photo: Andrew Yates - Pool/Getty Images


Of late, she's had to miss out on several events. But Royal commentator Penny Junor told The Sun that the monarch was quite spiritual, and a christening was a momentous occasion for her.

Junor also noted that the Queen felt it was important that she attended it and that she was "very fond" of the Tindalls and Eugenie.


Zara and Mike Tindall's son Lucas, eight months old, and Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's son, August, nine months old, had a joint ceremony. Besides the Queen, the private event was attended by close friends and family.

Some royals who were there included Eugenie's parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, and Princess Anne supported Zara. According to The Sun, Prince William and his wife, Duchess Kate, were also expected to be present.


Little August was welcomed into the Royal Family in February, becoming the Queen's ninth great-grandchild. He also made Eugenie's parents first-time grandparents with his birth.

Little Lucas joined the royals a month later, making him his parents' third child and the Queen's tenth great-grandchild. Mike and Zara's other children are their two daughters: Mia, 7, and Lena, 3.

Last week, the Queen's son, Prince Charles, was on a royal tour of Jordan with his wife, Duchess Camilla. Speaking to Sky News, he gave a health update about his mother, saying she was doing "alright."

Charles jokingly noted how reaching the age of 95 meant things weren't as easy as they used to be. He revealed that things were already bad enough for him at the age of 73.