Why Princess Eugenie Just Postponed The Christening Of Her Son

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have postponed the Christening of their son, August. According to People, the royal couple had initially hoped to baptize baby August during a ceremony on Saturday, July 10. However, the event was forced to be cancelled when a guest was informed they had to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus.

According to The Sun, a source revealed that it was initially unclear whether or not the guest in question had tested positive for COVID-19 themselves or had simply been in contact with someone else who had, adding that once Eugenie and Jack were aware of the news they quickly decided to postpone the entire event. 

The ceremony was reportedly set to go ahead at All Saint's Chapel in Windsor Great Park, with a guest list that included Eugenie's sister Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi who tied the knot at the same venue back in July 2020.

The Queen was reportedly set to attend the Christening

Per The Daily Mail, a royal insider also confirmed details of the Christening's after-party and revealed that Her Majesty the Queen was also set to attend. "One guest tested positive or was pinged for COVID contact and therefore no one else was able to gather... As a result, they called off the service and reception party afterwards at Royal Lodge, Prince Andrew's home. The Queen and Eugenie's parents Fergie and Prince Andrew had all been due to attend," the source commented.

August Philip Hawke was born on February 9, 2021, at Portland Hospital in London. According to People and the Daily Mail, August is the ninth of Queen Elizabeth II's ten great-grandchildren and is currently 12th in line to the throne. Following his birth, Princess Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank, and baby August have resided at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's former residence, Frogmore Cottage.