Queen ElizabethShe made a rare public appearance amid health rumors and discussion about who will take the throne after her death. It was a happy occasion, however. Two of her great-grandchildren getting baptized.
Royal Family Gathers for Christening
On Sunday, the queen attended the joint christening for two of her great-grandchildren, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s son, August, 9 months, and Zara and Mike Tindall’s son Lucas, 8 months. Lucas’ grandmother is Princess Royal, Anne. August’s grandfather is Prince Andrew.
“It’s set to be a heartwarming family occasion and a time of great celebration after what has been some challenging times for certain royals of late, including the Queen herself,”Source: Silver Screen Beats.
At the service, the queen was joined at the event by her immediate family, which included Princess Anne, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew. This was the prince’s first public appearance since he was exposed to have been with Jeffrey Epstein, a former convicted pedophile. Virginia Giuffre (38), claims that he sexually assaulted his 18-year-old daughter.
The baptism ceremony came just a day after what would have been the queen’s 74th anniversary with Prince Philip, who passed away earlier this year. The couple was married on November 20, 1947. They have shared more than seven decades of their lives together. In honor of their great-grandfather, both grandsons were given Philip as the middle name.
Who will the Queen leave The Throne To?
Many were relieved that Queen Elizabeth was back on her feet after so much time away from the public. After being hospitalized on Oct 20th, doctors told the queen to rest. She also cancelled several public engagements, including a Remembrance Day appearance last week.
Many are questioning if she was simply unable to attend Remembrance Day because of a sprained lower back. Rumors are flying about Queen Elizabeth’s health, leaving the throne to Prince Charles. Others think she might order a skip in the line of succession and hand power over to Prince William, something she doesn’t even have the power to do.
Charles himself has commented on his mother’s health, saying in a speech that she is “alright,”But “once you get to 95, it’s not quite as easy as it used to be.”The public sees this as a sign that the queen will be retiring from public life in the future. She returned to public duty on Wednesday, holding an in-person audience at Windsor Castle with the departing head of Britain’s armed forces.
Queen Elizabeth is the longest-living monarch and longest-reigning monarch. She will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee next. It will be her 70th year on throne.