Meghan Markle And The Queen Hung Together This Weekend

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From ELLE

Just last week we heard the news that Meghan Markle and her growing bump were heading off on maternity leave. Well, sort of.

While it wasn't officially confirmed, Buckingham Palace said in a statement that Meghan does not 'currently have any more official engagements scheduled'. With the Duchess of Sussex's due date thought to be around five or six weeks away, it looked unlikely that any further public engagements would be arranged.

Family christenings perhaps don't fall under 'public engagements' though, which is why we've been surprised with a big ol' Royal outing this morning.

Over the weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a christening for Zara and Mike Tindall's youngest daughter Lena. Held at St Nicholas Church in Cherington, Gloucestershire, it was a small, low-key family affair. Lena is the youngest child of Zara and former England rugby player Mike, who are also parents to five-year-old Mia Tindall.

We also spotted the Queen in attendance, which came as a surprise - Her Majesty didn't attend Prince Louis' service in July. She held her own umbrella as she left the Grade-I listed building in the rain.

 



According to reports from the Daily Mail, Harry has been given the honour of becoming Lena’s godfather. The Rev Dr Gerald South, the priest who conducted the ceremony, told Daily Mail the service was 'lovely'.

 

Meghan looked delightful in a purple Dior Haute silk brown coat, which she teamed with a Stephen Jones hat and a box bag by Victoria Beckham (Meghan carried the Victoria Beckham ‘Vanity Box’ leather tote, which costs £1,395, which can you can still buy here).

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An onlooker told the Daily Mail: ‘There were between seven and ten police cars discreetly parked in a farmyard on the edge of the village, and we saw a few bobbies dotted around the village. But considering the number of royals in attendance, it was a surprisingly low-key event.’

 

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