Mike Tindall Shares Details About His Son's 'Lovely' Joint Royal Christening with Princess Eugenie's Baby
"It was a lovely day," Tindall, who is married to the Queen's granddaughter, Zara Tindall, told The Good, The Bad and the Rugby podcast on Wednesday about the joint christening of his son Lucas, 8 months, and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's son, August, 9 months – adding that Lucas even enjoyed having holy water from the River Jordan poured over his head.
"I took him swimming in the morning, so I think I readied him for it," added Tindall. "He was quite looking forward to it when the water was coming out."
On Saturday, Mike was also a guest at an exclusive dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of England Rugby at Twickenham Stadium in London. He then enjoyed a date night with Zara in nearby Richmond-Upon-Thames to toast the team's surprise 27-26 victory over World Champions, South Africa.
"(We) Snuck off… For a couple of beers in Richmond," Tindall revealed on the podcast. "And then we had the christening on Sunday. So, it was lovely."
Alongside the Queen, Zara's mother Princess Anne also attended Sunday's double baptism, as did Eugenie's parents, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, reported The Sun, which broke the news of the occasion.
The event was tinged with sadness, however. The previous day, the Queen marked the 74th anniversary of her wedding to her late husband Prince Philip, her first without him following his death at age 99 in April. Both August and Lucas are partly named after Philip — it is a middle name for each of the boys.
Eugenie also suffered the sad loss of her father-in-law, George Brooksbank, just days ahead of the christening.
George, 72, the father of Eugenie's husband of three years, died last week according to the Press Association, which added that he had "been ill for some time" after battling the coronavirus last year.