Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Duchess Meghan - Official Engagements (2019)

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Meghan's current count is 38 engagements for 2019.

(Unconfirmed) - Not officially confirmed/ announced, yet, but expected
(Possible) -  Not confirmed or 100% expected, but possible due to past appearances or reports of their attendance

** Past Months at bottom of the page **
Upcoming engagements:
(Maternity Leave)

Saturday 8th (Unconfirmed)  
  • Trooping the Colours - Queen's Official Birthday 
    • The 1st. Battalion Irish Guards will be trooping
18th-22nd - (Possible)
  • Attend Royal Ascot
    1st-14th - (Possible)
    • Attend the Championships, Wimbledon at All England Club
      (4th: 38th Birthday)


      Date not announced -  (Possible)
      • Attend the 2nd annual Royal Foundation Forum showcasing the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation
      22nd-25th  -  (Possible)
      • Attend One Young World Conference
      Saturday 9th (Unconfirmed)  
      • Attend Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall
      Sunday 10th (Unconfirmed)  
      • Attend Remembrance Sunday at Cenotaph in Whitehall, London 
      ??  (Unconfirmed)  
      • Attend annual Autumn Dinner for the Royal Foundation 

      ** Past Months **
      January (11)
      Thursday 10th 
      Monday 14th - Birkenhead
      • Visit Hamilton Square to view a new sculpture erected in November to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death
        • Unveil plaque
        • Walkabout
      • Visit No 7 a Pyramids shopping centre
      • Visit Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, an organization that supports women in vulnerable circumstances
      • Visit the Hive Wirral Youth Zone
        • Meet young members as they take part in a number of activities and workshops 
        • Unveil plaque
      Wednesday 16th 
      • Visit Mayhew
      • Attend Cirque du Soleil’s premiere of TOTEM in aid of Sentebale at the Royal Albert Hall
      Monday 21st 
      • Received Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand
      Wednesday 23rd
        • Attend the Endeavour Fund Awards Judging Panel at Kensington Palace
          • With Harry
        Wednesday 30th 
        • Visit the Royal National Theatre
        Thursday 31st
        • Visit the Association of Commonwealth Universities 
        February (17)
        Friday 1st 
        • Visit Bristol Old Vic and reopened the renovated theatre foyer
          • Walkabout
          • With Harry
        • Visit One25
          • With Harry 
        • Visit Empire Fighting Chance
          • With Harry
        Thursday 7th
        • Attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards at Draper’s Hall
          • With Harry
        Tuesday 12th 
        • Attend the gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’ in support of Queen's Commonwealth Trust & Queen's Canopy
        Wednesday 13th 
        • Attended a Meeting on empowering communities (Royal Foundation)
        Saturday 23rd - Casablanca, Morocco 
        • (Arrive at Casablanca airport)
        • Official welcome ceremony
          • Greeted by British Ambassador, Thomas Reilly
          • Inspect Guard of Honour
        • Meet with Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at Royal Residence
        Sunday 24th - Asni and Rabat, Morocco 
        • Visit Education For All boarding houses 
        • Visit Lycee Qualifant Grand Atlas secondary school
        • Attend an Investiture at Dar Asni 1
        • Reception at the British Ambassador's residence
        Monday 25th - Rabat, Morocco
        • Visit Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports
        • Attend cooking demonstration at Villa des Ambassadors hotel
        • Visit arts and crafts market in the Andalusian Gardens
        • Audience with King Mohammed
        Thursday 28th 
        • Held a meeting at Kensington Palace with members of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs
          • With Harry
        March (10)
        Tuesday 5th 
        • Attend reception at Buckingham Palace for 50th anniversary of Prince Charles's investiture as Prince of Wales
        Wednesday 6th 
        • Attend WE Day at Wembley Arena
        Thursday 7th 
        • Received Caroline Yates, Chief Executive Officer of Mayhew
        Friday 8th 
        • Join a panel discussion convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day
        Monday 11th
        • Attend a Commonwealth Day event at Canada House
        • Attend Commonwealth Day Observance service at Westminster Abbey 
          • With Queen and Royal Family
        Tuesday 12th 
        • Received Dr Joanna Newman, Chief Executive and Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
        Wednesday 13th 
        • Received Ms Lisa Burger, executive director of the National Theatre, and Mr Rufus Norris, artistic director of the National Theatre
        Tuesday 19th 
        • Sign book of condolence at New Zealand High Commission
          • with Harry
        Friday 22nd 
        • Attended a meeting at Smart Works
        (Maternity Leave)

        April (0)
        (Maternity Leave)

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        Friday, 2 November 2018

        November & December Q&A (2018)

        Post your General Royal Questions & I will get to them as soon as possible. Questions about Writing to the Royals or Replies have been moved to our Q&A on Gert's Royal Replies

        Question 1: Do you think Meghan Markle is having Twins?

        Answer: I don't think so. There aren't any real signs suggesting that Duchess Meghan might be expecting twins. 

        Question 2: Do you think Prince Philip will attend the Christmas day service with the Royal Family this year.

        Answer: I think Prince Philip will definitely be at Sandringham with his family for Christmas. He wouldn't miss it. But whether or not he attends the Christmas day service depends on how he is feeling that day. 

        Question 3: Who is your favorite royal?

        Answer: This is a hard question to answer as there are so many royals that I admire. But my absolute favorites would be Duchess Kate & Duchess Meghan.  

        Thursday, 1 November 2018

        2018 Christmas/New Years Speeches

        Most of European Monarchs give a speech sometime during the holiday season. We will link them here when they get posted, with an English translation, if they are not in English or subtitled. 

        (All times are Local/London.) Times that are confirmed for 2018 are in Black. Times from last year are in Blue.
          Christmas Eve Speeches
          King Philippe of Belgium (Pre-recorded 1 PM/ Noon)
          Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg  (7 PM/6 PM)
          King Felipe of Spain (Live 9 PM/ 8 PM) 
          30 mins before the speech, they show a video review of the year.
          Christmas Day Speeches 
          King Willem-Alexander of Netherlands (Pre-recorded 1 PM/ Noon)
          Queen Elizabeth II of United Kingdom (Pre-recorded 3 PM)
          King Carl Gustaf of Sweden (Pre-recorded 7:45/8:45)
          They usually release the video and Swedish texts ahead of time. 
          New Years Eve Speeches
          Queen Margrethe of Denmark (Live 6 PM/5 PM) 
          King Harald of Norway (Pre-recorded 7:30 PM/ 6:30 PM)
          Prince Albert of Monaco (7 PM?)