Trooping the Colour 2018

Members of the British Royal family celebrated the Queen’s Official Birthday by attending the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on June 9th. They rode in carriages to inspect the guards at Horse Guards Parade and then watched a flypast on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace. This was the first year that the Duke of Edinburgh was not present. Continue reading

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Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

The Prince of Wales (on behalf of the Queen) hosted the third and last annual Garden Party of 2018 at Buckingham Palace on June 5th. 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, and HERE for the second. Continue reading

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018

The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, and members of the Royal Family hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Formal Opening, Reception, and Queen’s Dinner at Buckingham Palace on April 19th. Many expect this to be the Queen’s last CHOGM, as she stopped long-haul travel, and CHOGM is held in a different Commonwealth country every two years. Evolving from the annual Commonwealth Prime Minister’s Conference, the Queen first attended CHOGM in 1973, and despite having no role in the proceedings, the events hosted by the Queen are the highlights of the Meeting. Click HERE to take a look at past CHOGMs, and HERE to take a look at the Commonwealth Forums. Continue reading

Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hosted their annual Christmas Lunch for members of the extended British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 20th. 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 was a private event, we only got pictures of the royals arriving and departing. Continue reading