Members of the British Royal family celebrated the Queen’s Official Birthday by attending the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on June 8th. They rode in carriages to inspect the guards at Horse Guards Parade and then watched a flypast on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace. Continue reading
The Queen and members of the Royal Family are hosting the President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during their State Visit to the United Kingdom from June 3rd to June 5th. This is the third American State Visit, coming after the Queen had tea with the Trumps at Windsor Castle last year. Continue reading
The Queen hosted the third and last annual Garden Party of 2019 at Buckingham Palace on May 29th. 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.
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