Wednesday, 16 January 2019

British Royal Annual Events


This is in no way a complete list. The timing of some events vary slightly year from year.
  • March
  • May 
  • June 
    • Birthday Honors announced 
    • Beating Retreat (Wednesday and Thursday before Trooping)
    • Trooping the Color (Saturday)
    • Order of the Garter Service (Monday after Trooping, or Monday a week after)
    • Royal Ascot (Tuesday-Saturday after Order of Garter Service)
  • July 
  • September
    • BGC Charity Day (11th)
  • November
    • Field of Remembrance (Thursday before Remembrance Sunday)
    • Festival of Remembrance (Saturday before Remembrance Sunday)
    • Remembrance Sunday (2nd Sunday)
    • Royal Variety Performance
  • December 
  • No set month
    • Royal Maundy Service (Tuesday before Easter) 
    • Easter
    • Royal Film Performance (Once a year, but the charity hasn't had one in a few years)
    • Official State Visit (Usually twice a year)
    • Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (held 3 times a year, but only one of the 3 is attended by a member of the Royal Family.)

2019 British Garden Parties

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Each year, the Queen hosts 3 Garden parties at Buckingham Palace and 1 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Each year, there are also a few Garden parties at Buckingham Palace, hosted by different royals for their Patronages.

We usually see each working royal attend one of the Queen's 3 Buckingham Palace garden parties. Plus, they may host one of their own. 

**Queen's Garden' Parties: For many Royals, attendance is often not announced ahead of time, so do expect the usual people, even if they aren't currently listed. **

May 
Wednesday 15th
  • Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
    • Attending: Queen
Tuesday 21st
  • Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
    • Attending: Queen
Wednesday 29th
  • Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
    • Attending: Queen
June 
  • Not Forgotten Association Garden Party
    • Attending: ?
July 
Wednesday 3rd
  • Queen's Garden Party at Palace of Holyroodhouse
    • Attending: Queen

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Royal attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting (2019)

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The 2019 World Economic Forum's annual meeting is being held 22-25 January in Davos, Switzerland. We usually see about a dozen royals attend each year.

We have included the panels they are speaking on, along with the date and time.

Confirmed:
  • Prince William of UK
    • "A Conversation with Sir David Attenborough and HRH The Duke of Cambridge"
      • 22nd at 4 PM
    • "Mental Health Matters"
      • 23rd at 10 AM
  • King Philipe & Queen Mathilde of Belgium
  • Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
  • Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Possible:
  • Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
    • Frederik is in Switzerland on the 20th-22nd for a Youth Olympics meeting with the International Olympic Committee.
    •  Mary is in Davos, Switzerland for Global Fashion Agenda roundtable on 23rd 
  • King Abdullah & Queen Rania of Jordan 
    •  Rania is a member of WEF's Board of Trustees
    • Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan 
  • 2018 Participants 


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Duchess Meghan - Official Patronages

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The younger Royals tend to hold few patronages; this allows them to work more closely and to get directly involved with these organizations. This differs greatly from the older generations that hold patronages for hundreds of different organizations at one time.  (The Queen 600+, Prince Phillip 700+)

Patronages are not always for a lifetime, but usually a set amount of time (for an appeal, 3 years, 5 years, etc). The patronages are reviewed after that period and usually renewed.

This list is only of current patronages:

The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Patron (May 2018 - Present)

The Royal Foundation was created in 2009 to foster collaboration between Prince William & Prince Harry's Patronages. Kate was added to the Foundation in 2011. And Meghan was added in 2018. 

The Royal Foundation allows them to give charitable grants and support projects of particular interest to them (e.g. The Invictus Games). The Royal Foundation focuses on five areas: Armed Forces, Young People, Conservation, Mental Health, and Women & Girls.

The Royal National Theatre 
Patron (January 2019 - Present)

The National Theatre is one of the UK's most prominent, publicly funded performing arts venues. The theatre is located in central London and was opened by Queen Elizabeth in 1976. 

The National Theatre’s mission is to "make world-class theatre that’s entertaining, challenging and inspiring – and to make it for everyone." The theatre presents a wide variety of programs to reach the widest possible audience, from classics like Shakespeare to new plays. The theatre houses 3 different performances venues: Olivier Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre & Dorfman Theatre. It's productions also tour on tour around the UK, on Broadway and internationally.

The National Theatre also has UK-wide learning and participation programs to support young people’s creative education through performance and writing programmes.

The Queen was previously patron from 1974-2019. 

The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Patron (January 2019 - Present)

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world’s first and oldest international university network. It is the only accredited organization representing higher education across all 53 Commonwealth countries. 

The ACU manages a number of international scholarship, including The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship.  The ACU also brings universities together to address key policy challenges such as climate change, peace & reconciliation, human trafficking,  gender equality, etc. 

The Queen was previously patron from 1986-2019. 

Smart Works
Patron (January 2019 - Present)

Smart Works was founded in 2013 to help long term unemployed and vulnerable women succeed in job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives. Smart Works provides complete outfits of high-quality clothes for job interviews, one-to-one interview training and professional and personal development.

Smart Works has locations in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Reading, Birmingham, and Newcastle.


Mayhew
Patron (January 2019 - Present)

Mayhew is an animal welfare charity that works in London and internationally. It primarily works with car & dogs. Mayhew works to tackle the root cause of animal abandonment and neglect and to help vulnerable people stay with their companion pets. They do this through pro-active community and educational initiatives, and preventative veterinary care, such as:
  • Working with homelessness charities to ensure people and their dogs can be kept together
  • Running a Pet Refuge programme to provide short-term shelter and care for the pets of people in crisis
  • Educating young people about animal welfare and the importance of responsible pet ownership. 
Internationally, Mayhew works with governments, local communities and charitable groups in Afghanistan, Georgia, Russia and India to help improve animal welfare.

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Royals attending the BAFTA Film Awards

List of Royals attending the BAFTA Film Awards
Prince William's Presidency (2010-Present)
YearWilliamKateOther
2010X

2011


2012


2013


2014X

2015Video Message

2016


2017
(70th)
XX
2018XX
2019---
2020---

Lord Attenborough's Presidency (2002-2010)
No Royal Attendance

Princess Anne's Presidency (1972-2000)
The court circular on Royal.UK only goes back to 1997. So, Royal attendance before 1997 is incomplete.

YearAnneOther
1972
(25th)


1973

1974

1975

1976x
1977
(30th)
x
1978

1979x
1980

1981

1982

1983x
1984x
1985x
1986

1987
(40th)
x
1988x
1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997
(50th)
x
1998x
1999

2000


Attended other BAFTA Awards:
1994 - Production Awards (Anne & Tim)
1999 - TV Awards (Anne)

The Earl Mountbatten of Burma's Presidency (1966-1972)
The court circular on Royal.UK only goes back to 1997. So, Royal attendance before 1997 is incomplete.

YearEarlOther
1966

1967
(20th)

1968x
1969x
1970x
1971
Princess Anne

Prince Philip's Presidency (1959 - 1965)
The court circular on Royal.UK only goes back to 1997. So, Royal attendance before 1997 is incomplete.

YearPhilipOther
1959
(12th)


1960x
1961
1962

1963x
1964

1965