Princess Eugenie’s christening for her baby son ‘cancelled at the last minute due to Covid fears’, it has been claimed.
The ceremony for August, who was born to Eugenie, 31, and Jack Brooksbank, 35, on February 9, is scheduled to take place on Saturday at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park.
However, the celebrations appeared to have been called off after a fellow attendee was said to have tested positive for the virus or had been pinged by the NHS Covid-19 app minutes before meaning the gathering had to be cancelled.
Princess Eugenie’s christening for her newborn son has been ‘cancelled at the last minute due to Covid fears’, it has been claimed (photo with husband Jack Brooksbank, 35, and August)
The Queen, 95, is known to be among guests who will attend the ceremony and afterparty for her great-grandchildren, according to The Mirror.
The christening will be held at the Royal Chapel of All Saints with fewer than 30 people present before the reception at the Royal Lodge, according to reports.
Others on the guest list are understood to include the proud grandparents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, who will host the after-party.
August and his parents Eugenie, 31, and Jack Brooksbank, 35, will also join
The Queen, 95, is known to be among the guests who will attend the ceremony and afterparty for her great-grandchildren before the celebrations were called off.
Pregnant daughter Beatrice, 32, and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, who was spotted enjoying a day at Wimbledon earlier this week, will also reportedly attend.
A source said: ‘One guest tested positive or was pinged for Covid contact and therefore no one else was able to gather.
As a result, they canceled the service party and the reception afterwards at the Royal Lodge, Prince Andrew’s home.
The couple were photographed on Father’s Day earlier this year; family living at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor
‘The Queen and Eugenie’s parents, Fergie and Prince Andrew will all be in attendance.’
MailOnline has reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.
August was born at Portland Hospital in London and is currently 12th in line to the throne.
Since birth, Eugenie is based at Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor, regularly sharing updates on her personal Instagram account.
It comes after Kate Middleton was seen for the first time since having to self-isolate while joining Prince William at Wimbledon yesterday.
Kate, who has left self-isolation, is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, presenting champion Ashleigh Barty with her trophy alongside All England Club president Duke of Kent as the crowd cheered today.
Proud grandparents Prince Andrew (pictured left) and Sarah Ferguson, who will host the afterparty, are also on the guest list at the Royal Lodge
He was first notified of his contact’s positive test last Friday – having spent most of the day at Wimbledon with VIPs including Tim Henman and Joe Wicks.
The Duchess of Cambridge smiles on center court in a bright green gown as she watches the women’s final between Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova.
Princess Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, was also present at Wimbledon for her first official event since announcing her pregnancy.
She was seen lovingly holding her baby bump as she and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrived at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
The mother-to-be, 32, who is expecting her first child with Italian property developer Edoardo, looked radiant in a £340 black and white polka dot dress by Self Portrait, which traced her blooming bumps.