Defiant Queen to ‘shrug off pain’ for christening of Eugenie and Zara’s kids

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Her Majesty has told her close confidants that she will be fight through recent health issues to be at the christening of her great-grandchildren.

The 95-year-old monarch has had to cancel a number of engagements in November following numerous health scares, and even had to pull out of the Remembrance Sunday celebrations because of a strained back.

However, she is expected to attend a joint-christening ceremony on Saturday at All Saints Chapel in Great Windsor Park, Berkshire for Princess Eugenie and Zara Tindall's children, according to reports from The Sun.

It is understood to be the first time that two royals have been baptised together in this way.

A royal source said: “Her Majesty is very keen to be there as she knows how important this is for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

"It’s set to be a heartwarming family occasion and a time of real celebration after what has been some challenging times for certain royals of late, including the Queen herself.

“She is keen to attend such a wonderful event after the great personal disappointment of missing last Sunday’s Remembrance events.”

Yesterday, health professionals reassured the public after royal fans spotted the Queen's hands looking an unusual purple colour in new pictures this week.

Users took to social media to discuss her health after the publication of the images from her face-to-face meeting with General Sir Nick Carter at Windsor Castle.

While some saw her being up and on her feet as a sign of recovery, others expressed concern over the changed appearance of one of her limbs.

Speaking to The Metro, Doctor Jay Verma of the Shakespeare Medical Centre in Leeds said: “It might be Raynaud’s phenomenon or just really cold hands.

"The purple is due to deoxygenated blood.”

She added that the hand colour can be caused by “lack of circulation, frail skin, exposed veins, bruising, a leakage of blood to the tissue beneath the skin".

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  • Princess Eugenie
  • Zara Tindall
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