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Queen Elizabeth II attends the baptism of 2 great-grandsons


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

The 95-year-old British monarch, who canceled several recent public appearances on the advice of her doctors, attended the christenings of August, son of Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, and Lucas Philip, son of Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall.

The private service at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, West London, brought together members of the Royal Family and close friends.

August was born in February and Lucas in March. The mothers of the two boys are the queen’s granddaughters.

The Queen has 12 great-grandchildren, the youngest of them Sienna Elizabeth, 2 months old, daughter of Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Concerns about the monarch’s health were raised last month, when she spent a night in a London hospital after being admitted for medical tests. In late October, palace officials said medics told the monarch to rest for two weeks and only take on light tasks.

She had planned to attend the annual Remembrance Sunday service on November 14, but withdrew at the last minute after spraining her back.

On Wednesday, she resumed her public duties, holding an in-person audience at Windsor Castle with the outgoing leader of the British armed forces.

Elizabeth is Britain’s oldest and oldest monarch. She is due to celebrate her platinum jubilee – marking her 70 years on the throne – next year.


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