LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II joined her grandchildren on Friday for the christening of Peter Phillips, the youngest great-grandson of the monarch, and Savannah Phillips, the middle child of Princes William and Harry.
Elizabeth, 92, joined some 150 guests for the ceremony in the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prince Harry’s 33-year-old American fiancée, Meghan Markle, also attended.
Peter Phillips, 32, is the only son of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. He is the son of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew and the younger brother of Zara Tindall, 38, the Princess Royal.
He wore a blue silk taffeta christening gown originally made for Queen Victoria in 1841. The robe featured, for the first time in its history, hand-embroidered floral headpieces in gold and silver thread.
The replica had been commissioned by Queen Elizabeth in 2003 after the original, made in 1841, was deemed too fragile to wear.
Savannah Phillips, 7, is the daughter of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly. She wore a blue and pink gown with Swarovski crystals for the service.
Also in attendance were tennis champion Andy Murray, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Autumn Kelly, Zara Tindall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Edward and Sophie.
The baby princess was born on Oct. 31. A post on Buckingham Palace’s Twitter feed said the christening has been postponed from the second Thursday in December to the last Friday in December, since the queen would not be able to attend.
The queen and Duke of Edinburgh will remain at their home at Windsor Castle during the festivities, spokesman said.