Tuesday, 9 January 2018

UK Royal Birthday Bells, Flag, Gun Salutes

List as of 2019. (Maybe updated year to year and will certainly change when Charles becomes King.)

Upcoming 

Date Royal Bells at Westminister Abbey UK Flag day 21 gun salute
July
17th Duchess Camilla yes yes
22nd Prince George yes
August
15th Princess Anne yes yes
September - October
November
11th Prince Charles yes yes yes
December
January 
9th Duchess Kate yes yes
20th Countess Sophie
yes

2018-2019 Royal Birthdays

Royal Bells at Westminster Abbey UK Flag day 21 gun saluteMonth
Queen yes yes yes April/June
Philip yes yes yes June
Charles yes yes yes November
Camilla yes yes
July
William yes yes
June
Kate yes yes January 
Cambridge Kids yes Mar/Apr/July
Harry
September
Meghan August
Andrew yes yes February 
Edward yes yes March
Sophie yes January 
Anne yes yes August
Queen's Cousins

9 comments:

  1. Why Prince Harry doesn't have any type of royal birthday bells, gun salute, etc...?

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    1. The only grandchildren of the Monarch included are Will & Kate as the future King & Queen.

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  2. I'm surprised that Charlotte's gets Bells when Harry doesn't. As Harry is the second child of the heir where Charlotte is second child of the heir to the heir.

    While she is ahead of him in the line of succession she is not a future monarch like George is.

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    1. Yeah. It is interesting. I think part of it is just them trying to keep the list short. They can't do everyone. But it will be intresting to see what happens as the Cambridges have their 3rd Kid and Harry gets married and becomes a full-time royal.

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    2. Update...15 September is Battle of Britain Day so the bells are rung for that...probably why there is/will never be mention of Harry getting bells. He's kind of getting them but not.

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    3. No, you can't kind of get them. When there are two bell-ringing events on the same day, the bells are rung once, but both events get a acknowledged. For example: August 15th is Princess Anne's birthday & Assumption of the Virgin Mary, both get mentioned on the Westminster Abbey calendar.

      Harry not getting bell rung on his birthday have nothing to do with it also being Battle of Britain Day.

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    4. In fact, I think it kind of says a lot that they choose not to make Prince Harry's birthday a bell ringing day. It wouldn't have required any extra cost or energy to have the bells on that day be for two events.

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  3. Don't George & Charlotte get 21 Gun Salutes?. I know I remember them getting some

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    1. Royal Babies get 21 Gun Salutes when they are born.

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