The Queen, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, presided over the Official Opening of the Session of Parliament in the Chamber of the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London on May 11th. This was a ‘dressed down’ version of the State Opening, devoid of pageantry and ceremony, due to the ongoing Pandemic. The last State Opening was also a ‘dressed down’ affair in 2019, coming two months after the previous State Opening. The State Opening was also the Queen’s first public Engagement since the Death of the Duke of Edinburgh last month. Continue reading
The entire British Royal Family and some special Foreign Royal Guests attended the Ceremonial Royal Funeral of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on April 17th. The oldest and longest serving Consort to the longest-reigning Monarch in British History, the Duke passed away peacefully last week at Windsor Castle a few months before his 100th Birthday, and was heavily involved in the planning of his own Funeral, though they have been modified due to the ongoing Pandemic.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are on an Official Visit to Greece on March 24th and 25th, to attend the Greek Bicentenary Independence Day celebrations at the invitation of the Greek Prime Minister and at the request of the British Government. The Prince and Duchess last made an Official Visit to Greece in 2018.
Happy St. David’s Day, honouring the patron saint of Wales! To mark the day, we are featuring a historic royal heirloom with a special connection to Wales, which has been worn by generations of royal ladies: Queen Alexandra’s ‘Ladies of North Wales’ Leek Brooch!
Merry Christmas to all of our readers celebrating around the world! Royals have been releasing a plethora Christmas Cards and Messages this month, often with a family photo and/or a video. After the success of previous years, we are compiling the Royal Christmas Cards of 2020 alongside the various Christmas/New Year’s Speeches (which will be updated as they are released)! Continue reading
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are traveling on the Royal Train between December 6th and 8th, making stops in England, Scotland and Wales, in line with government guidance, to undertake a series working visits ahead of the Christmas holidays to pay tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organisations that have gone above and beyond in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Duke and Duchess will travel 1250 miles and meet frontline workers, volunteers, care home staff, teachers, schoolchildren and young people to hear about their experiences, sacrifices and the inspiring work they have done throughout this challenging year. Continue reading
The Queen and members of the Royal Family attended the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London on Remembrance Sunday, November 8th, honouring those who have lost their lives in conflict, with this year marking the Centenary of the unveiling of the Cenotaph and the 75th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War. Continue reading