The Queen attends double christening at Windsor chapel after battling back sprain as royals arrive for special occasion

THE Queen attended her great-grandsons' double christening after laying low with a back injury.

The Queen previously said she was determined to attended the joint ceremony for the first-born sons of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brookbanks and Zara and Mike Tindall.

She told courtiers she was set on witnessing the baptism for Zara and Mike Tindall's son, Lucas Phillip, and Eugenie's son August.

The monarch, 95, has been recovering from a sprained back that forced her to miss last week's Remembrance Sunday service and was advised to step back from official duties by medics after an overnight stay in hospital.

But it didn't stop her taking part in the private family service for the two royal babies.

Princess Eugenie was spotted wearing a classy beige headband that matched her outfit as she arrived by car to the ceremony with husband Jack Brooksbank.

Beaming Eugenie and a happy-looking Jack were some of the first to arrive to the ceremony, held at at All Saints Chapel in Great Windsor Park, Berks.

August's paternal grandparents George and Nicola Brooksbank were also spotted driving up to the historic chapel.

Mr Brooksbank wore a smart blue tie while his wife donned all black with a bright pink fascinator.

Proud parents-of-three Zara and Mike Tindall arrived in separate cars.

Rugby player Mike beamed as he drove up to the venue, dressed in a smart suit.

The unusual joint ceremony could be the first of its kind for the royal household.

Commentator Penny Junor said: “I’ve never heard of two royal babies being christened together like this."

She added: "The Queen is very spiritual, a christening is a very important occasion for the head of the Church of England and being there will be of great importance to her.

“She’s very fond of Zara and Mike, and Eugenie too.”

Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank’s son August was born in February and was meant to be christened in July before the event was cancelled due to Covid.

He will be baptised alongside Lucas Philip, the son of Mike and Zara Tindall, born in March.

Fresh holy water from Prince Charles’s trip to Jordan is set to be used during the service.

Charles is said to be bringing back around a dozen bottles from the River Jordan, where Jesus was baptised, to use for future royal baptisms.

The ceremony was led by Canon Martin Poll, who is chaplain to Great Windsor Park.

It is taking place at the private Grade-II listed church which forms part of the Royal Lodge house — the Queen Mother’s former home currently occupied by Prince Andrew and ex-wife Fergie.

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