Tuesday, 9 January 2018

UK Royal Birthday Bells, Flag, Gun Salutes

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

2019 Royal Birthdays

2019 Bells at
Westminister Abbey*
UK Flag day 21 gun salute
Queen yes yes yes
Philip yes yes yes
Charles yes yes yes
Camilla yes yes
William yes yes
Kate yes yes
Cambridge Kids yes
Harry
Meghan
Andrew yes yes
Edward yes yes
Sophie yes
Anne yes yes
Queen's Cousins


2018 Royal Birthdays

2018 Bells at Westminister Abbey UK Flag day 21 gun salute
Queen yes yes yes
Philip yes yes yes
Charles yes yes yes
Camilla yes yes
William yes yes
Kate yes yes
Cambridge Kids yes
Harry
Meghan
Andrew yes yes
Edward yes yes
Sophie yes
Anne yes yes
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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