Zara Tindall gives up royal tradition in favour of cousin Princess Eugenie’s baby son


ZARA Tindall appeared to renounce following a special royal tradition in favour of cousin Princess Eugenie after the royal shared personal pictures of the joint christening ceremony for their sons.

Ms Ross said: “We saw a behind-the-scenes look at that double Christening which I think was so exciting to see a snapshot.

“I know there was a lot of people wondering who wore the royal Christening gown because you had Lucas and you had August.

“There’s obviously only one very famous Christening gown so who got to wear it?”

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Zara bowed out of royal tradition for Eugenie’s son (Image: GETTY)

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Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall are very close (Image: GETTY)

She added: “Turns out it was Princess Eugenie’s son frills and laces up to his chin.

“And it was just lovely to see those very intimate photos.”

Ms Garibaldi agreed: “It’s always so nice when they peel back the curtain, and we can see what goes on behind the scenes a little bit.

“Obviously, a nice way to end the year.”

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Princess Eugenie’s son wore the Royal Family’s traditional Christening gown (Image: INSTAGRAM/princesseugenie)

The royal Christening gown was originally commissioned by Queen Victoria for the birth of her eldest daughter Princess Victoria, the Princess Royal in 1841.

The gown is one of the main traditional elements of a royal baptism alongside the silver-gilt Lily Font used in all services bar Princess Eugenie’s in 1990.

The original version was used for over 100 years and the Queen was forced to commission a copy to her trusted dressmaker Angela Kelly following the Christening of granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor.

Lady Louise’s younger brother James, Viscount Severn, was the first member of the Royal Family to use the new gown in 2008.

The Queen was in attendance, as were Princess Anne and Prince Andrew, respectively Zara’s mother and Eugenie’s father.

In the photo Princess Eugenie released, the royal can be seen holding her baby son with husband Jack Brooksbank standing by her side.

In the background, Zara and her husband Mike Tindall can also be seen with their young son Lucas wearing a simple white Christening outfit.


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