Zara Phillips’ daughter christened
Zara Phillips’ nine-month-old daughter was christened yesterday (30.11.14).
The 33-year-old Olympian was joined by her retired rugby star husband Mike Tindall, grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, grandfather Prince Philip, cousin Prince William and mother Princess Anne for the baptism of her first child, Mia, in the English village of Cherington.
Mia – who was born in January this year – was carried into the church by her mother, with father Mike and his ex-England ruby player pal Iain Balshaw following close behind.
The remainder of the Royal guests, including the baby’s grandmother Princess Anne, arrived shortly afterwards, with the Queen and her husband Prince Philip the last to enter the venue.
The 88-year-old monarch – who was dressed in a pale pink outfit – stopped to smile and wave for a group of well-wishers waiting outside the church before going inside to witness the blessing.
The vicar responsible for the christening, who is fairly new to the post, was reported by the Daily Express newspaper as being a “little nervous” about presiding over the high-profile occasion.
Since giving birth earlier this year equestrian champion Zara has described herself as a “full-time mother” and has begun competing again while caring for Mia without the help of a nanny.