Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank shine as proud parents at the christening of baby August | Royal | News

Princess Eugenie, 31, and her husband Jack Brooksbank, 35, couldn’t hide their joy when they were finally allowed to baptize their first son August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. The couple welcomed the boy into the world on February 9 this year, making Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, grandparents for the first time.

Augustus is the ninth great-grandchild of Her Majesty the Queen.

August was baptized in a joint christening ceremony at a private church that is part of the Royal Lodge home, on the Queen’s Windsor estate.

He was christened alongside Zara and Mike Tindall’s third child, Lucas Philip Tindall, who was born on March 21.

It is believed that this ceremony marked the first time two members of the royal family were baptized together in this way.

Eugenie and Jack were seen smiling upon arrival for the ceremony, which was held at All Saints Chapel in Great Windsor Park.

For the occasion, the princess chose a beige headband to match her outfit.

The pair were among the first to arrive for the ceremony, arriving in a chauffeur-driven Land Rover.

Their son August was supposed to be baptized in July, but the event was canceled due to Covid.

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The 95-year-old monarch was among the guests and immediate family and close friends at the event.

She witnessed the wearing of a bright green hat in photos showing her leaving the baptism site.

This was the Queen’s first appearance since she was forced to withdraw from last weekend’s Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph after spraining her back.

Her Majesty was recently advised by doctors to rest after an overnight stay in hospital.

Swirling rumors suggest that holy water collected by Prince Charles during his recent trip to Jordan may be used during the service.

The Prince of Wales, 73, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, received dozens of bottles of fresh holy water from the place where Jesus was baptized during their recent royal tour.

The director-general of the baptismal site, Rustom Mkhjian, confirmed that the water was destined for a future royal baptism.

He told the Mirror: “This time the people from the embassy asked for several dozen [bottles] of holy water, and we provided them with five dozen, six dozen.

“They said we wanted children to be baptized later. Future baptisms, yes.’

Additional reporting by Teresa Gottein Martinez.

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