The Queen was accompanied by her cousin, the Duke of Kent and Colonel of the Scots Guards as she viewed the Military Parade in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle to mark Her Majesty’s Official Birthday, on June 12th. The Trooping of the Colour has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 250 years, but unlike previous years, this year’s grand ceremony in London was cancelled, like last year, due to the ongoing pandemic.
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 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
The Queen hosted her annual Christmas Lunch for members of the extended British Royal Family at Buckingham Palace on December 18th. 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 is a private event, we only get pictures of the royals arriving and departing. Continue reading