Meghan Markle primed to become mum as Harry’s daddy-duties start early

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The royal couple walked arm-in-arm to St Nicholas Church in Cherington, Gloucestershire, for the christening of Zara Tindall’s ten-month-old daughter Lena.

Proud Harry became the godfather of his cousin Zara Tindall’s youngest daughter just weeks before he and Meghan become parents for the first time.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among the guests who attended the low-key church service for Mike and Zara’s daughter’s christening.

PREGNANT: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the christening of Lena Tindall (Pic: ANDREW LLOYD)

The small and private ceremony was held at St Nicholas Church in Cherington, Glos, over the weekend.

Meghan, 37, covered her growing baby bump under a fashionable vintage-style buttoned coat.

She complemented the Dior design with a Stephen Jones hat and a box bag by Victoria Beckham.

ROYALS: The small and private ceremony was held at St Nicholas Church in Cherington, Glos (Pic: ANDREW LLOYD)

MUM: Proud Harry became the godfather of his cousin Zara Tindall’s youngest daughter (Pic: ANDREW LLOYD)

Lena was born on 18 June 2018 at the Stroud Maternity Unit in Gloucestershire.

She is the second and youngest child of Zara and former England rugby player Mike, who are also proud parents to five-year-old Mia Tindall.

The Rev Dr Gerald South, the priest who conducted the ceremony, told the Daily Mail the service was “lovely”.

POP: Meghan looked primed to pop as the heavily-pregnant royal joined hubby Prince Harry (Pic: ANDREW LLOYD)

WIND SWEPT: The Duke and Duchess ere among the guests who attended the low-key church service (Pic: ANDREW LLOYD)

The Queen joined guests for the service, with her presence surprising royal fans as she didn’t attend the christening of Prince Louis, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s youngest son, last year.

Holding her own transparent umbrella, the monarch beamed in a pearl-coloured coat and matching hat, black gloves and her signature handbag.

ALONE: The Queen joined guests for the service without Prince Philip (Pic: ANDREW LLOYD)

NEW BABY: Lena Tindall outside the church with her father Mike (Pic: ANDREW LLOYD)

BUMP: Meghan, 37, covered her growing baby bump under a fashionable vintage-style buttoned coat (Pic: ANDREW LLOYD)

Lena’s grandmother, Princess Anne, and Captain Mark Philips, who divorced the Princess Royal in 1992, also joined the baby’s parents Zara and Mike at the Grade-I listed chapel.

Among the noticeable absentees were Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge – who spent the weekend sipping Guinness and watching the Six Nations – and Prince Philip.

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