Royal Highlights of 2020

It’s that time of year again! For the past few days leading up to the New Year, we have been featuring a series of ‘Year in Review’ articles, compiling and featuring the Royal Highlights of 2020, which we are rounding up today!

Royal Weddings | Royal Tiaras | Royal Initiatives

(as always, click on the link to get to the detailed article on the Tiara/Event)

January

Danish New Year’s Reception | Japanese New Year’s Reception | Pascua Militar | Luxembourg New Years Reception

Funeral of Ari Behn

Duke and Duchess of Sussex step down as senior Royals

Funeral of Sultan Qaboos of Oman

UK-Africa Investment Summit Reception at Buckingham Palace

75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Funeral of Infanta Pilar

February

Spanish State Opening of Parliament 2020

Presentation of ‘The Diary of Queen Frederica’

Diplomatic Reception at the Royal Palace of Madrid

Earl and Countess of Snowdon to Divorce

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at BAFTA 2020

March

Norwegian State Visit to Jordan

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Ireland

Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Endeavour Fund Awards | Mountbatten Festival of Music 

Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey 2020

Place2Be 25th Anniversary Gala at Buckingham Palace

Dutch State Visit to Indonesia

Royals and the Coronavirus Crisis

April

Kungliga Smycken

Queen’s Coronavirus Speech

Queen Margrethe’s 80th Birthday | Queen Margrethe’s Top 8 Jewels

Koningsdag 2020

May

Birth of Prince Charles of Luxembourg

Norwegian Constitution Day 2020

VE Day 75th Anniversary

June

Swedish National Day 2020

Trooping the Colour 2020

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s 10th Anniversary

July

Wedding of Princess Raiyah bint Hussein of Jordan

Wedding of Princess Beatrice

Investiture of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Belgian National Day 2020

Wedding of Archduchess Eleonore von Habsburg

August

King Juan Carlos to leave Spain in Exile

Wedding of Princess Sofia of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn

VJ Day 75th Anniversary

Princess Anne’s 70th Birthday

King of Malaysia’s Official Birthday 2020

September

Confirmation of Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway

Wedding of Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma and Archduchess Gabriella of Austria

Screening of ‘David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet’ at Kensington Palace

Baptism of Prince Charles of Luxembourg

Belgian Royal Family at House of European History

Prinsjesdag 2020

Wedding of Flora Ogilvy and Timothy Vesterberg

Wedding of Prince Frederick Alexander von Preussen and the Hon. Antalya Nall-Cain

October

Delphine Boël becomes a Princess of Belgium

Danish Opening of Parliament 2020

Norwegian Opening of Parliament 2020

Opening Ceremony of the Royal Military Academy 2020

Spanish National Day 2020

Princess of Asturias Awards 2020

November

Rikkoshi no Reimei

Remembrance Sunday 2020 | Unknown Warrior Centenary Service at Westminster Abbey

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Berlin

Monaco National Day 2020

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s 73rd Anniversary

December

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Train Tour

Civil Wedding of Prince Philippos of Greece and Nina Flohr

Christmas Concert at Royal Palace of Brussels

In addition to all the live events, we have also featured a plethora of flashback articles this year, particularly from 1960 (60 years ago), which include the Danish State Visit to Norway, the Ball at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, the French State Visit to Britain, the Wedding of Princess Margaret, the Dutch State Visit to Belgium, the Scandinavian Princesses in the United States, the Wedding Ball and Wedding of Duke Carl of Württemberg and Princess Diane of Orléans, the State Visit of the King and Queen of Nepal to Britain, King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit’s Tour of Europe, the Danish State Visit to the United States, Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko’s Visit to the United States, IranEthiopia, and Nepal, Princess Birgitta and Princess Désirée in New York City, the Liechtenstein State Visit to the Vatican, the Wedding Ball, Wedding Banquet, and the Wedding of King Baudouin and Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón among a host of other Royal Events.

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One thought on “Royal Highlights of 2020

  1. I’m amazed to see all the events that took place in spite of the pandemic. It’s especially notable the number of weddings that took place! Those might have been bigger media events than they were, but I’ll bet their simplicity made them all the less stressful and more enjoyable for the couple. In any case, the brides looked beautiful on their day! Thank you for putting this list together. It’ll be most excellent to take my time re-reading them before the year is out.

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