Happy New Year everyone! 2022 was a busy year for all of us, with thousands of articles and millions of visitors on The Royal Watcher, and we’ve had a wonderful time interacting with so many of you! We have just revisited the highlights of 2022 in our ‘Year-in-Review’ series, so today, we are talking a look at the Royal Events to look forward to in 2023!
The Swedish Royal Court has announced the schedule for King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations throughout the year of 2023, alongside unveiling the anniversary logo designed by Elis Nyström. King Carl XVI Gustaf is the longest reigning King in Swedish History and the first Swedish Monarch to celebrate a Golden Jubilee, though his cousin, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrated her Golden Jubilee this year. The Jubilee will also be marked with events in several places throughout the country, with a number of interviews, TV documentaries and book releases about the King’s life and reign.
The Danish Royal Court has released a Statement that from January 1st, 2023, the four children of Prince Joachim of Denmark, younger son of Queen Margrethe II, can only use their titles of Count and Countess of Monpezat, as their previous titles as Prince and Princess of Denmark will lapse. Thus, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, Prince Henrik, and Princess Athena are now titled Count Nikolai, Count Felix, Count Henrik, and Countess Athena of Monpezat. The decision comes after Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations in September. Continue reading
Buckingham Palace has released the details for the days leading up to the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8th, at the age of 96, in the 70th year of her reign. This page will be constantly updated with pictures and information every day leading up to the funeral, so be sure to return to it.