The Queen, Meghan Markle and Zara Tindall unite at baby Lena’s christening – see all the pictures

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The Queen was among the few guests who attended a private service for Lena Tindall‘s christening over the weekend. The small ceremony was held at St Nicholas Church in Cherington, Gloucestershire, and was also attended by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princess Anne. Proud parents Mike and Zara Tindall were seen leaving the church with their little girl after the service. However, notable absences included the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Philip.

It has also been reported that father-to-be Harry has been given the honour of becoming Lena’s godfather, so no doubt it was an even more special day for the royal. The Rev Dr Gerald South, the priest who conducted the ceremony, told Daily Mail the service was “lovely”. Lena was born on 18 June 2018 at the Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire. She is the second and youngest child of Zara and former England rugby player Mike, who are also proud parents to five-year-old Mia Tindall. Click through the gallery to see more pictures from the special day…

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The Queen Meghan Markle and Zara Tindall unite at baby Lenas christening Photo C Andrew Lloyd
The Queen Meghan Markle and Zara Tindall unite at baby Lenas christening Photo C Andrew Lloyd

The Queen wore a chic tweed coat for the service. Her appearance at the christening may come as a surprise, since she did not attend Prince Louis’ service in July.

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The Queen Meghan Markle and Zara Tindall unite at baby Lenas christening Photo C Andrew Lloyd
The Queen Meghan Markle and Zara Tindall unite at baby Lenas christening Photo C Andrew Lloyd

Expectant mother Meghan looked lovely in a 1950s Christian Dior coat in chocolate brown silk – the chic piece featured sparkling statement buttons and a retro high neckline. The pregnant Duchess completed her look with a navy blue beret, thought to be another version of the Stephen Jones hat she wore to 2018’s Commonwealth Service, and her Victoria Beckham Vanity Box bag.

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meghan markle vintage dior christening lena a
meghan markle vintage dior christening lena a

Prince Harry and Meghan are preparing for the arrival of their first child this spring. The royal couple have both expressed their excitement at becoming parents, and there is no doubt that their baby will have an incredible life with them. In their early years, he or she will be living in Windsor, with Harry and Meghan set to move to Frogmore Cottage in the next few weeks.

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prince harry godfather lena christening a
prince harry godfather lena christening a

It was announced in November that Harry and Meghan would relocate to Windsor rather than stay at Kensington Palace as originally expected.

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zara tindall christening lena a
zara tindall christening lena a

Mum Zara also looked beautiful, wearing a wool coat, a raspberry pink hat and matching heels.

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mike tindall lena christening a
mike tindall lena christening a

Doting dad Mike seen carrying baby Lena from the church after the low-key service.

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princess anne lena christening a

For the service, proud grandmother Princess Anne opted for a classic camel coat.

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captain phillips christening lena a

Zara’s dad Captain Mark Phillips was also in attendance.

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Source: HELLO MAGAZINE