Monday, April 25, 2011

Savannah Phillips' baptism

On Saturday, April 23, Queen Elizabeth II was present for the baptism of her first great-grandchild, Miss Savannah Phillips, daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips,   Peter is the elder of two children of Princess Anne, and her first husband, Mark Phillips.

The baptism took pplace at Holy Cross Church in Avening, Gloucestershire, near the Princess Royal's home, Gatcombe Park.

The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips, The Duke of Edinburgh,  Timothy Laurence,  and Peter's younger sister, Zara, and her fiance, Mike Tindall,  also attended the baptism.  

Peter and Autumn are back living in England after working for the Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong.
The article does not include the names of the godparents, nor Savannah's full name.  It appears that no other member of the Royal Family was present for the baptism.  I would have thought that Peter would have asked Prince William to be the godfather to his first child.  But perhaps the two cousins are no longer close, and can barely say Hello to each other!

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