The Queen hosted the second annual Garden Party of 2019 at Buckingham Palace on May 21st. There are four annual Garden Parties hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood House for around 30,000 guests yearly, as well as a few special others. Click HERE for the first, which was hosted by the Prince of Wales on behalf of the Queen.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, along with the Duke of Gloucester, attended the Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on April 25th. Anzac Day has been commemorated in London since the first anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1916, when King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey and more than 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets, becoming an important moment to recognise the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during the D-Day landings, and to honour the sacrifices of men and women in all wars. Anzac Day is commemorated as a public holiday in both countries with memorial ceremonies held at various locations. The Duke of Cambridge is attending commemorations in New Zealand. Continue reading
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hosted their annual Christmas Lunch for members of the extended British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 19th. This lunch is held for those family members who aren’t invited to spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham in Norfolk, due to lack of space. Since this is a private event, we only get pictures of the royals arriving and departing. Continue reading
The Queen and members of the Royal Family attended the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday, November 11th, marking the centenary of the Armistice and the end of the First World War. For the second year, the Queen observed the proceedings from a Balcony, while the Duke of Edinburgh was absent for the first time in over 70 years. Continue reading