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Queen, Prince Philip and family turn out for the christening of Zara Phillips' daughter Mia

A sleepy village in Gloucestershire ground to a halt this afternoon as a royal party swept in for the christening of the Queen's great-granddaughter Mia.

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Anne all turned out in Cherington for the christening of Mia, the daughter of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.

Zara and her ex-rugby player husband were the first to arrive at the church, along with Tindall's former England rugby player and friend Iain Balshaw.

There was no sign of Kate or Prince George, however.

The christening was held after the group had lunch nearby. Both Princess Anne and the Tindalls live nearby.

Zara Phillips with daughter Mia Grace at the Barbury International Horse Trials in Wiltshire earlier this year Credit: PA

A group of about 20 locals gathered outside the small church waiting for the royal family to arrive, and were rewarded when the Queen waved to them before going into church.

The vicar, who is relatively new in post, was said to be a "little nervous" at the thought of holding a christening with such a high profile congregation.

It's one of only a few public appearances for the young royal Credit: PA