Tuesday 30 January 2018

English Translation - King Felipe's Speech at the Presentation of the Order of the Golden Fleece

King Felipe of Spain's Speech at the Presentation of the Order of the Golden Fleece to Princess Leonor

I am happy to welcome everyone to the Royal Palace of Madrid on such a special day. I sincerely thank the Prime Minister, Government representatives, as well as other officials and guests who have joined us, your presence at this ceremony has such great significance.

Today, the Princess of Asturias [Princess Leonore] receives the Order of the Golden Fleece, which is deeply rooted in the history of Spain and Europe. This is an Order that for centuries has been granted -among others and singularly- to the Prince or Princess of Asturias [Heir to the Throne] from a very young age, so that over time he or she may know, little by little, the traditions and duties of the Crown and understands the responsibilities that one day he or she will have to assume. (King Felipe received the Order at age 13.)

The Order of the Golden Fleece was born in the old Duchy of Burgundy, in the Late Middle Ages, and more than half a millennium ago it was integrated into the Crown of Spain with the Habsburg dynasty. And so, with the Monarchy, it managed to achieve its enormous prestige and worldwide recognition.

It was created to reward and represent the values of excellence, service, and loyalty. Throughout its history it has evolved and adapted to the times, always maintaining its essence and constituting, at the same time, a benchmark of Spain's historic European recognition. At present, membership in the Order represents the highest award, reserved for professionals of excellence linked to great services to Spain and to the Crown.

This day, my 50th Birthday,  I have chosen to formally present Princess Leonor with the Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, which I granted her on October 31, 2015, when she turned ten-years-old.

In this way, dear Leonor, I have chosen to share with you my special day, to highlight, with the greatest solemnity and symbolism, our personal and institutional commitment to Spain. A commitment that has its roots in the history of Spain, which updates and gives full democratic validity to the 1978 Constitution, approved by the Spanish people, and which is renewed day by day, with dedication, hard work, loyalty and responsibility.

This ceremony represents and celebrates the present and the future. In which, as Monarch and Head of the Order, I have given you the Collar and the insignias that identify it.

Before you, Leonor, and for centuries, People received this order, who dedicated their lives and work, to the service of Spain or who offered their help and friendship. Today, some Monarchs and Heads of State of other friendly countries, as well as Spanish personalities are members of this Order. There are a few Members of the Order attending this event: Mr. Javier Solana Madariaga, Mr. Víctor García de la Concha, and Mr. Enrique Iglesias García.

They received the necklace from, then Monarch and Head of the Order, your grandfather King Juan Carlos, promoter of the Spanish transition (to this current constitution and form of government) and to whom we must thank for their leadership in achieving the democratic system in which we live.

Mr. Javier Solana Madariaga has stood out for promoting at the highest level the international recognition of our country in the political and multilateral spheres, especially in Europe and the Atlantic area.

Mr. Víctor García de la Concha has dedicated his life to the care and expansion of the Spanish Language, that extraordinary way more than 500 million people around the world communicate; Our language, together with the other languages spoken in Spain, is one of our greatest treasures and is an essential part of our cultural heritage.

Mr. Enrique Iglesias García has devoted much of his life to fostering and promoting friendship, development and cooperation between countries on both sides of the Atlantic with whom we share a past, present and future.

Their names evoke important concepts for our country such as Culture, Europe and Latin America. Their qualities and achievements for Spain, as well as their commitment and responsibility to maintain at all times what is right and to be the best example for citizens, determined their appointment as Members of this Order.

I can not forget to mention your great-grandfather, my grandfather Juan, Count of Barcelona, former owner of the collar you have received just today.

Today, Leonor, you take a symbolic and very significant step in your preparation and your future on that path that began on June 19, 2014, when, following my accession, you became the Princess of Asturias and the rest of the titles traditionally bestowed to the heir of the Spanish monarchy. This Order that I just delivered to you - and that I know you receive with joy and aware of its importance - will appear on your coat of arms as a symbol that will remind you of the demands imposed on the heir to the throne.

To receive this Order implies special responsibilities for you, which you must assume inspired by the deepest values and ideals; values that you must hold and strengthen day by day in your heart. Because your actions — all of them —  must be guided by the greater sense of dignity and exemplarity, by honesty and integrity, by the capacity of renunciation and sacrifice, by the permanent spirit of improvement, and by your unreserved dedication to your country and your people.

You must respect others, their ideas and beliefs; and you will love the culture, the arts and the sciences because they give us the best human ways to be better and help to progress in our society. You will be guided permanently by the Constitution, fulfilling and observing it; you will serve Spain with humility and awareness of your position; and you will make yours all the worries and joys, all the wishes and feelings of the Spaniards.

I know that today you may find many demands and many responsibilities, overwhelming and difficult, but you should know that you will have the support of many people who want the best for Spain, for the Crown and for you. Your family will always be by your side: especially your mother and sister, Sofia, who will be with you supporting you; also your grandparents; and of course I, your father, you know that I trust you fully and that I feel enormously proud to have given you this morning the Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Congratulations Leonor. And thank you all for your presence.

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Royals Attending World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (2018)

Royals attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
  • King Philippe & Queen Mathilde 
  • King Abdullah & Queen Rania
  • Crown Prince Hussein
  • Hereditary Prince Alois
  • Prince Maximilian
  • Prince Albert 
  • Queen Maxima
  • Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit 
  • King Felipe
  • Princess Beatrice

Monday 15 January 2018

Cambridges Tour of Sweden & Norway

Monday, January 29th - Stockholm, Sweden
  • (Arrive in Sweden. Spend the night at the Residence of the British Ambassador)
Tuesday 30th - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Attend bandy hockey event at Vasaparken, an outdoor ice-skating venue in the center of Stockholm
  • Luncheon at Royal Palace of Stockholm 
    • with King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
  • Walk through the cobblestone streets of Stockholm to Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm.
    • With Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
    • Meet members of the public
  • Visit Nobel Museum
    • Meet former Nobel Prize Laureates
    • With Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
  • Visit Ark Des, Sweden’s national center for architecture and design
  • Dinner at the British Ambassador's residence
    • With Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, representatives from government, parliament, business and culture
    • Meet with Sweden's Prime Minister
Wednesday 31st - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Visit Karolinska Institute, Sweden's largest medical academic research center
    • The Karolinska Institute awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
    • With Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
  • Visit Matteusskolan, a comprehensive school
    • Hear about the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program run by the National Association for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill Health
    • With Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
  • Visit one of Sweden's leading department stores – NK – to open an interactive exhibition of UK design, fashion and brands that operate in Sweden
  • Private Tea at Haga Palace the official residence of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
    • With Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
  • Attend an event at the Fotografiska Gallery
Thursday, February 1st - Oslo, Norway
  • Visit Arlanda Airport, Sweden, and meet with Mr. Peter Hultqvist (Defence Minister), Major General Mats Helgesson (Head of the Swedish Air Force) and representatives from Saab AB.
  • (Depart Sweden from Arlanda Airport. Arrive at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, greeted by  Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit)
  • Offical welcome luncheon at Royal Palace 
    • With King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Astrid, Princess Märtha Louise
  • Visit the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park within the Palace Gardens
    • With Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon,Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Princess Ingrid
    • Meet members of the public
  • Attend an event held at MESH, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies 
    • With Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
  • Official Dinner at Royal Palace
    • With King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Astrid, Princess Märtha Louise, members of government, leaders in business, members of the armed forces, etc.
    • Speech by King Harald
    • Speech by Prince William
  • (Spend the night at the Royal Palace)
Friday 2nd - Oslo, Norway
  • Visit Hartvig Nissen School
    • With Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
    • Meet the creators and actors behind the successful TV series "Shame." It is an introduction to discussions with students, teachers and actors about the challenges that can face adolescents in today's society - identity problems, bullying, sexual abuse and eating disorders.
  • Private lunch at Skaugum, the official residence of The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway
    • With Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
  • Visit Holmenkollen, the snowy hills that overlook the city of Oslo
    •  Visit the Holmenkollen ski museum and then watch a demonstration from some of Norway's top under-18 ski jumpers
    • With Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
  • Attend an event organised by the Norwegian Ski Federation
    • Join children taking part in a number of outdoors activities
  • (Depart for London)

Friday 12 January 2018

Royal Attendance at Commonwealth Day Service (1991-Present)

Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey
Picture credit: Westminster Abbey/Picture Partnership

Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations (AKA the British Commonwealth). It is held on the second Monday in March each year.

Each year on Commonwealth Day, a service is held at Westminster Abbey in London. The service is attended by the Monarch and a number of working royals. As part of the service the Monarch gives a Address. The address has been given in many forms over the years: In person speech, pre-recorded audio and printed in the program. 
Commonwealth Day Reception 2013
Photo: Commonwealth Secretariat

During Queen Elizabeth's reign a reception was held after the service by the Commonwealth Secretary-General at Marlborough House. And was usually attended by a couple. In 2023, during the first year of King Charles's reign, he hosted the reception at Buckingham Palace and attended by almost all of the royals attending the service. 

Royals Attending Service & Reception:

King Charles III's Reign
Boxes in blue represent the Royals in the Procession that year.

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Williamx---- --
Katex---- --
Edwardx---- --
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2023: Princess Kate was initially announced as attending the reception, but did not. The Palace then stated she was never scheduled to attend. 
2024: King Charles was undergoing Cancer TreatmentPrincess Kate was on Sick Leave following recovering from Abdominal Surgery

Queen Elizabeth II's Reign
Boxes in Blue represent the Royals in the Procession that year.

Queen Elizabeth* Canceled
Charles* X
Camila* x
William* x
Kate* x

Other Royals
(Duke & Duchess of
Gloucester canceled
 due to Covid) 
No ReceptionCharles

2022 - This was Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee Year
2021 - the service was held digitally due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The royals listed * participated in the digital service. 

2011- 2020
Boxes in Blue represent the Royals in the Procession. Boxes in Green represent Royals who were listed in the order of Service as being apart of the Procession but weren’t actually. 
2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Queen Elizabeth
x x x x x x x
x x x x
x x
x x x x x x x
x x x x x
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x x x
x x x x
x x x
x x x x
Duchess of
Did not Attend
Queen Queen

2017- Year of the big media uproar about Prince William & Princess Kate not attending.

2001- 2010
Boxes in Blue represent the Royals in the Procession.

2001 2002
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Queen Elizabeth
Out of 

Other Royals
Did not Attend
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1991- 2000

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Did not Attend
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Tuesday 9 January 2018

UK Royal Birthday Bells, Flag, Gun Salutes (2018-Present)

HRH The Price of Wales 71st Birthday Gun Salute MOD 45165446
Photo: Sgt Randall RLC/MOD, OGL v1.0OGL v1.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The list of Flag days and Gun Salutes is released at the beginning of the year. Westminster Abbey publishes its schedule of bell ringing on a rolling 6 months in advance. 

Which Royals get Bells at Westminster Abbey, Flag Day or 21 gun salute doesn't normally change year to year. 

21 Gun Salutes are the standard. But there are circumstances in which the number of rounds is increased. In Royal Parks (e.g. Hyde Park & The Green Park) they add 20 rounds as they are a Royal Park. The Tower of London add 20 for being a Royal Palace, plus 21 for the “City of London”.

Royal Bells at Westminster Abbey UK Flag Day 21 Gun SaluteMonth
King Charles yes yes yes June/November
Queen Camilla yes yes yes July
Prince William yes yes
Princess Kate yes


The first change (since I started recording this) came in 2022, as Westminster Abbey decided to only ring Birthday Bells for Queen Elizabeth & Prince Charles due to "financial strain." 

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport also changed their Flag Days in 2022 to just include Queen Elizabeth & Prince Charles.

RoyalBells at Westminster AbbeyUK Flag Day21 Gun SaluteMonth
Queen ElizabethyesyesyesApril/June
King CharlesyesyesyesNovember

* The schedule for 2022 remained unchanged after Queen Elizabeth's death in September.


From 2018-2021, there was no change, except for Prince Louis's addition following his birth & Prince Philip's removal following his death. 

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

* Prince Louis was added in 2018 following his birth. Prince Philip was removed in 2021 following his death. 

**In 2020, due to the Coronavirus, the 21 Gun Salute was canceled for all Royal Birthdays. And all Birthday bells ringing at Westminster Abbey were canceled for April 2020 - August 2021 birthdays. (But because Westminster Abbey published it's bell ringing schedule on a rolling 6 months in advance, we could see who was supposed to get Birthday Bells for much of that period.)

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Prince Albert of Monaco's New Years Eve Speech - English Translation (2017)

Dear Citizens, Dear Residents, Dear Friends,

The past year has been marked by a sometimes rough and dark international news.

Yet in the heart of these dark momements, there were gestures of solidarity and creativity. Let us reconize and express our gratitude to those who made those gestures.

I hope that 2018 is the year, political and economic leaders are committed to building a more livable and fairer world through sustainable development, favoring a "green" economy and building peaceful, open societies, away from the temptation of isolation and the balance of power.

The people of Monaco will vote on February 11 to elect their representatives. I remind you that I respect strict neutrality in this regard and do not support any canidate.

I hope that the discussions that will take place during this time will be respectful, focusing on  harmony and unity, and in the spirit of our institutions. They have demonstrated their effectiveness by offering a powerful social and economic model that benefits us. Monaco's strengths and characteristics can not therefore be challenged.

To our young people, I wish you an exciting life, may you meet intresting people and come to understand their different ways.

To the sick, to those who are griefing or mourning overwhelms, I say our closeness and our union in the test.

The sick, the people that the death or grief overwhelms, let us come together and support you.

Dear Citizens, Dear Residents, Dear Friends,

To each and every one of you, Princess Charlene and I express our best wishes for the year 2018. May it be serene and fruitful for you and your loved ones.

And may we continue together to forge a path looking ahead to find a new way in this complex world.

Happy New Year to everyone.
Happy New Year (in Monégasque)

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Monday 1 January 2018

January Q&A (2018)

As always, post your Royal Questions & I will get to them as soon as possible.

Please post your Cambridge Royal Baby 3 question on our Special Q&A Page.

Question 1: Have you ever seen anyone get a reply from Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands?

Answer: I have seen the odd reply from Princess Beatrix over the years, but I have never gotten a reply from her. Not that I've sent too many letters to her since I started.

Question 2: What is customary, to write for the birth of the child or for his/her christening? Or both? 

Answer: Writing for both is fine. The Birth & Christening are two separate events usually months apart.

I more commonly write for the Birth. I usually only write for the christening if it's someone I follow particularly closely.

Question 3: I accidentally forgot to send out Duchess Sarah's Christmas card with the rest and only got around to posting it a few days before Christmas. I live in Europe so it probably got there after the holidays. Do you think I'll still get a reply? 

Answer: Yes, you should still get a reply. A few days before Christmas is fine. A few days after Christmas is fine as well. It may just take longer for you to get a reply.

Also, there is always a chance if you write too late that they've run out of the nice Christmas cards and you get a different reply.

Writing to late could also mean the difference between a more personal reply and a generic one. But at Christmas with all the mail, all the replies tend to be pretty generic. And Sarah doesn't tend to send out all that personal of a reply anyway.

But don't worry. I realized I accidentally forgot to send my letter to Charles & Camilla, so it got out a bit late as well.

Question 4: What's the mailing address for Princess Michael of Kent? I can't seem to find it on your blog.

Answer: You can write to her at:

Kensington Palace
London W8 4PU 

We didn't have the Prince & Princess Michael of Kent listed on our page with Royal Addresses since (1) They aren't working royals, (2) Royal.UK doesn't give an official address to contact them, (3) nor does the Prince or Princess Michael of Kent's official website. 

But since people keep asking for it, and they do occasionally reply to letters, I've added their address to the list.  Just be aware as non-working Royals, they don't always send a reply to letters. I've written to them a few times over the years and have only ever gotten one reply. 

Question 5: Do you use special paper or stationery when you write a letter to royals? And do you write your return address on the letter itself? 

Answer: I have some nice paper that I bought. It's ivory colored, and has a little more weight than regular copy paper. But you don't need anything special paper. Then I use a template on my computer to create something like stationary.

I have my address across the top of my letters. You should definitely have your return address somewhere on your letter so they don't have to worry about keeping the letter and envelope together.

Question 6: Do you think they have mailed out all the Christmas and twins’ birthday replies from Monaco? I sent them a letter in early December and I still haven’t gotten a reply to either of them.

Answer: Don't worry, I'm sure they are still sending out replies. They got so much mail over the holidays it takes them a while to send out all the replies. A normal response time is 1-2 months. I've gotten plenty of Christmas Replies in February and even the occasional one in March.

Monaco tends to be pretty timely with replies, but since it's been less than 2 months I wouldn't start worrying.

Question 7: Are you going to write a birthday letter to The Duchess of Kent next month? Why have you never written to her? I have got a few nice responses from her office.

Answer: For the Queen's Cousins I usually only write to them if they have milestone birthday, or if there is some other big thing like an illness. The Duchess of Kent hasn't had a milestone birthday, since I started writing. So I never got around to sending her a letter. But I likely will this year as this is her 85th Birthday.

2017 Calendar

Royal Birthdays
5th      Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (96)
5th      Juan Carlos I of Spain (79)
8th      Prince Vincent of Denmark (6)
8th      Princess Josephine of Denmark (6)
9th      Duchess Catherine of Cambridge (35)
15th    Princess Michael of Kent (72)
20th    Queen Mathilde of Belgium (44)
20th    Countess Sophie of Wessex (52)
21st     Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (13)
25th    Princess Charlene of Monaco (39)
30th    King Felipe VI of Spain (49)
30th    King Abdullah II of Jordan (55)
31st     Princess Beatrix of Netherlands (79)

Royal Events
Christmas/New Years Speeches 
1st  Denmark - New Year's Day Banquet
  •  at Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg
3rd  Denmark - New Year's Reception
  • For Supreme Court judges, the Royal Guard and Regiments Officer Corps at Christian VII's Palace
  • For Diplomatic Corp at Christiansborg Castle
4th Denmark - New Year's Reception
  • For the military, patronages, country leaders, etc. at Christiansborg Castle
14th Denmark - Queen Margrethe's 45th Anniversary of Accession 

Royal Birthdays
1st        Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (52)
5th       Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (45)
6th       Princess Marie of Denmark (41)
12th     Princess Astrid of Norway (85)
14th     Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein (72)
18th     Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg (33)
19th     Prince Andrew, Duke of York (57)
20th     Princess Leonore of Sweden (3)
21st     King Harald V of Norway (80)
22nd    Duchess of Kent (84)
23rd    Princess Estelle of Sweden (5)

Royal Events
2nd Netherlands - King Willem-Alexander's 15th Wedding Anniversary to Queen Maxima 
5th Bhutan - Prince Jigme Namgyel 1st Birthday
6th - Queen Elizabeth 65th Anniversary of Accession
(12th Mother's Day: Norway)
17th Spain - Infanta Cristina's Tax Fraud Verdict 
20th  UK - USA President Trump State Visit Debate in Parliament 
21st Belgium - King Albert vs. Delphine Boël Paternity Hearing begins

Royal Birthdays
1st        Timothy Laurence (62)
2nd      Prince Oscar of Sweden (1)
10th     Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (53)
14th     Prince Albert II of Monaco (59)
22nd    Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg (61) 
23rd    Princess Eugenie of York (27)

Royal Events
9th UK  - Service of Dedication of the Afghanistan Memorial at Horse Guard Parade
13th    Commonwealth Day
  • service at Westminster Abbey
17th -18th  Cambridges visit to France
(19th Father's Day: Liechtenstein, Spain)
(21st Mother's Day: Jordan)
22nd UK - Westminster Attack

(26th Mother's Day: UK)
29th - April 6th - Charles & Camilla's Tour of Europe
30th UK - 15th Anniversary of Queen Mum's Passing
30th Liechtenstein - State Opening of Parliament 

Royal Birthdays
10th       Princess Ariane of the Netherlands (10)
14th       Princess Marie of Liechtenstein (77)
15th       King Philippe of Belgium (57)
16th       Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (77)
16th       Princess Eléonore of Belgium (9)
16th       Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (62)
19th       Prince Alexander of Sweden (1)
21st         Queen Elizabeth II (91)

21st        Princess Isabella of Denmark (10)
27th       King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (50)
29th       Infanta Sofía of Spain (10)
29th       Princess Benedikte of Denmark (73)
30th       King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden (71)

Royal Events
March 29th - 6th Charles & Camilla's Tour of Europe
7th Sweden - Stockholm Attack 
13th  UK - Royal Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral
16th    Easter
23rd    London Marathon
27th Netherlands -  Koningsdag (King's Day)/ 50th Birthday

Royal Birthdays
2nd          Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (2)
13th         Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (38)
15th         Zara Tindall (36)
17th         Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (46)
26th        Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (49)
31st         Prince Joseph of Liechtenstein (22)

Royal Events
Mother's Day (7th - Spain) (14th - Belgium, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Netherlands) (28th - Monaco, Sweden)
4th UK - Prince Phillip announces he will retire in August
9th-10th Norway - King and Queen's 80th Birthday Celebrations 
13th UK "Party at the Palace" Children's Tea Party
14th Spain - King Juan Carlos's 55th Wedding Anniversary to Queen Sofia
16th UK - Buckingham Palace Garden Party
17th Norway - National Day
22nd UK  - Manchester Attack 
23rd-27th UK - RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • 22nd - Preview Day 
Royal Birthdays
5th         Princess Astrid of Belgium (55)
6th         King Albert II of Belgium (83)
7th         Prince Joachim of Denmark (48)
10th       Princess Madeleine of Sweden (35)
10th       Prince Philip (96)
11th       Prince Henrik of Denmark (83)     
11th       Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein  (49)    
15th       Prince Nicolas of Sweden (2)
20th       Duchess of Gloucester (71)
21st        Prince William (35)
26th       Princess Alexia of the Netherlands (12)
27th       Christopher O'Neill of Sweden (43)
28th       Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Royal Events
Father's Day (5th - Denmark) (11th - Belgium) (18th - Monaco, Netherlands, UK) (21st - Jordan)
6th Sweden -  National Day
8th UK - General Election 
10th Denmark - Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's 50th Wedding Anniversary 
17th UK -   Trooping the Colour 
20th - 24th UK - Royal Ascot
23rd Luxembourg -  National Day
29th - July 1st - Charles and Camilla's Tour of Canada

Royal Birthdays
4th       Prince Michael of Kent (75)
4th           Queen Sonja of Norway (80) 
14th         Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (40)
17th         Duchess Camilla of Cornwall (70)
20th        Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (44)
22nd       Prince George of Cambridge (4)

Royal Events
(1st: Canada's 150th anniversary)
(1st: Re-dedication of Princess Diana's Grave)
June 29th - 1st - Charles and Camilla's Tour of Canada
3rd-16th - Wimbledon
8th - Duke & Duchess of Gloucester 45th Wedding Anniversary 
(11th Mother's Day: Luxembourg)
12th - 14th - Spain State Visit to UK
14th Sweden - Victoriadagen
21st Belgium -  National Day

Royal Birthdays
8th     Princess Beatrice of York (29)
15th      Princess Anne, the Princess Royal (67)
19th      Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (44)
20th     Prince Gabriel of Belgium (14)
26th     Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (73)
31st      Queen Rania of Jordan (47)

Royal Events
2nd  - Prince Philip's final engagement before retirement
15th Liechtenstein - National Day
28th Denmark Prince Nicolai's 18th Birthday
31st - 20th Anniversary of Princess Diana's death
31st Sweden - Prince Gabriel of Sweden is born

Royal Birthdays
11th    Queen Paola of Belgium (80)
15th    Prince Harry (33)
15th    Prince Daniel of Sweden (44)
15th    Queen Letitia of Spain (45)
22nd   Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (46)

Royal Events
1st Monaco - Annual Monaco Picnic at Princess Antoinette Park
2nd UK - Breamear Games in Scotland
3rd Japan - Princess Mako of Japan official engagement announcement 
4th Sweden - Cabinet Meeting & Te Deum for New Swedish Prince
5th UK - Verdict for Duchess Kate's 2012 France Topless Photos Trial
6th Denmark - Prince Henrik's Dementia diagnosis is announced
7th UK - Prince George 1st Day of School
19th Netherlands - Prinsjesdag (Prince's Day)/ State Opening of Parliament
23rd-30th - Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada

Royal Birthdays
4th      Prince Emmanuel of Belgium (12)
9th      Duke of Kent (82)
15th    Prince Christian of Denmark (12)
15th    Sarah, Duchess of York (58)
19th    Prince Laurent of Belgium (54)
25th    Princess Elisabeth of Belgium (16)
28th   Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (50)
31st     Princess Leonor of Spain (12)

Royal Events
(1st Father's Day: Luxembourg)
1st Spain - Catalonia illegal independence referendum
4th Denmark State Opening of Parliament 
9th Norway State Opening of Parliament 
12th  Spain - Fiesta Nacional de España (National Day of Spain)
20th Luxembourg - Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume & Duchess Stephanie's 5th Wedding Anniversary

Royal Birthdays
2nd     Queen Sofia of Spain (79)
8th      Lady Louise (Windsor) (14)
11th    Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg (36)
14th    Prince Charles (69)
15th    Peter Phillips (40)

Royal Events
11th - Remembrance Day & Festival of Remembrance
(12th Father's Day: Norway, Sweden)
12th - Remembrance Sunday 
15th Belgium -  Koningsfeest (King's Feast)
19th  Monaco - National Day
20th UK - Queen Elizabeth's & Philip's 70th Wedding anniversary
24th UK - Royal Variety Performance 

Royal Birthdays
3rd         Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (12)
6th          Princess Sofia of Sweden (33)
7th          Princess Catharina-Amalia of Netherlands (13)
10th        Princess Gabriella of Monaco (3)
10th        Crown Prince Jacques of Monaco (3)
17th        James, Viscount Severn (10)
23rd       Queen Silvia of Sweden (74)
25th        Princess Alexandra of Kent (81)

Royal Events
1st UK - Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's 1st Joint Offical Engagements
5th Romania - Passing of King Michael of Romania
11th Norway - Nobel Peace Prize Concert
11th Sweden -  Royal Banquet for the Nobel Laureates at Palace
12th UK - Princess Anne's 25th Wedding Anniversary to Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence
16th Romania - King Michael's Funeral
17th  Bhutan -  National Day of Bhutan
21st Spain - Catalan regional election
24th  Christmas Eve
25th  Christmas Day
    31st   New Years Eve