Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Queen Elizabeth II attends great-granddaughter’s christening

Daily Mail (external link) reports that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of Britain last Saturday attended the christening of their first great-grandchild, Savannah Phillips, who was born on 30 December 2010 and is twelfth in line to the British throne.
The christening of the daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips took place quitely and privately in the Church of the Holy Cross in Avening, Gloucestershire and was apparently only brought to public attention through the presence of an amateur photographer.
The child’s grandparents, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, step-grandfather Timothy Laurence, and aunt Zara Phillips with her fiancé Mike Tindall were also in attendance.
It seems a Phillips christening just before the wedding of an heir has become something of a tradition: Zara Phillips was herself baptised on 27 July 1981, two days before the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

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