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Princess Eugenie’s son August to skip royal tradition as Christening still to be confirmed

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The traditional royal gown worn by royal babies may be too small for August when the day comes round. Princess Eugenie’s son was expected to be baptised over the summer but a delay in the lifting of coronavirus measures forced the royal and husband Jack Brooksbank to postpone the ceremony. The original gown was made in 1841 by Queen Victoria, it was worn by a total of 62 royal babies.  

In 2008, the Queen deemed the dress too fragile to withstand another christening and instructed that it was preserved as an heirloom. 

Her Majesty called on her dressmaker, Angela Kelly, to make a replica of the gown.

The replica has since been worn by the Cambridge’s three children, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. 

Talking on the Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Roberta and Rachel are joined by author and Royal Central chief reporter Kristin Contino.

The host said: “They have since had August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, who has joined their family.”

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“I still think the christening is TBC, Kristin, do you know anything more about that?”

Ms Contino claimed: “It is, yeah. I get an international subscription to HELLO! and there’s an interview with Fergie in it about her new book.”

“She was saying about how the christening had been postponed because of COVID issues.”

“They’re not really sure when it’s going to be, she joked saying she wasn’t sure if he would fit in the christening gown that they all wear.”

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The couple planned to baptize their first child at a ceremony in July, held at All Saint’s Chapel in Windsor Great Park.

In keeping with the UK’s pandemic protocol at the time, the event was planned to be kept small with no more than 30 people expected.

Just days before the event, one of the guests had a COVID scare, causing the couple to cancel. 

It also coincided with the Duchess of Cambridge having to isolate for ten days after coming into contact with someone that tested positive for the virus. 


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There has also been no news on a date for the christening of Meghan and Harry’s child.

Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born in June in California after the couple stepped down from royal duties.

There has been no announcement on whether Lili will be christened in Windsor or the US. 

Their son, Archie, was christened July 6, 2020, in the private chapel at Windsor Castle,

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