Tuesday 19 June 2018

King Willem-Alexander & Queen Maxima - Birthday Reply (2018)

I have two replies to share today. They both came a few weeks ago. And I was a little too lazy at the time to write a blog post about them. (I hope you can forgive me.)

Both replies came in the typical envelope from the Netherland royals.

The first reply is from King Willem-Alexander for the letter I send for his birthday in April. The reply is exactly the same as previous years. At the top is his W/A Monogram.

The 2nd reply is from Queen Máxima for the letter I send for her birthday in May. The reply is exactly the same as previous years. At the top is her M Monogram.

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Monday 4 June 2018

Wimbledon 2018 - Royal Attendance

2018 is set to be an exciting year for Royal Watching at the Wimbledon! 

Wimbledon (AKA the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club) will be celebrating two important milestones this year: the club's 150th Anniversary & the Duke of Kent's 50th year as President.

Royal attendance is not usually announced in advance (except for those there in an official capacity). But look out for: 

President/Patron: Duke of Kent (President of Wimbledon), Duchess of Gloucester (Honorary President of LTA), & Duchess Kate (Patron of Wimbledon & LTA)

Other Royals: Camilla, Sussexs (hopefully), Wessexs, Yorks, Prince & Princess Micheal of Kent, etc. with a few Foreign Royals (varies each year)

Extended Family: Phillips/Tindalls?, The Kent & Gloucester's children, Middletons/Matthews, Camilla's sister, etc.

The Royals almost always sit in the Royal Box at Centre Court. The day's matches in the Centre Court usually begin at 1 PM. 

For more on Wimbledon & Who is invited to sit in the Royal Box.


Monday 2nd July
  • Duke of Kent
Tuesday 3rd 
  • No royal attendance
  • (Duchess of Gloucester attended the British Tennis Awards at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club)
Wednesday 4th
  • Duke of Kent
  • Prince & Princess Micheal of Kent
    • Lord Frederick Windsor
    • Lady Gabriella Windsor
  • Also in the Royal Box
    • Carole & Micheal Middleton (Duchess Kate's parents)
Thursday 5th
  • Duchess of Gloucester 
  • Also in the Royal Box
    • Pippa & James Middleton (Duchess Kate's siblings)
Friday 6th
  • Prince Michael of Kent
Saturday 7th 
  • No royal attendance
  • [Sports Persons & Members of Armed Forces in Royal Box]
Sunday 8th
  • Middle Sunday (No matches)
Monday 9th
  • Duke of Kent
  • Duchess of Gloucester 
    • (Attend President's Lunch at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club)
Tuesday 10th
  • Lady Sarah Chatto (Queen's Niece) & Daniel Chatto
Wednesday 11th
  • Duchess Camilla & Annabel Elliot (Camilla's sister)
  • Countess Sophie
  • Duke of Kent
    • Earl & Countess of St. Andrews (Duke's son & daughter-in-law)
  • Also attending, but not in the Royal Box
    • Carole & Mike Middleton (Duchess Kate's Family)
      • Pippa & James Middleton
Thursday 12th  - Quarter Finals
  • Princess Micheal of Kent
Friday 13th  - Semi-Finals
  • Prince Andrew
  • Duchess of Gloucester 
  • Duchess of Kent
  • Princess Micheal of Kent
  • Earl of Snowdon (AKA David Linley) (Queen's Nephew)
  • Also attending, but not in the Royal Box
    • Pippa Middleton & James Matthews (Duchess Kate's sister & brother-in-law)
Saturday 14th - Finals
  • Duchess Kate
  • Duchess Meghan
  • Duke of Kent
Sunday 15th - Finals
  • Prince William & Duchess of Kate
  • Duke of Kent 
    • Lady Helen Taylor & Timothy Taylor
  • Duchess of Gloucester 
  • Princess Alexandra
  • Prince & Princess Micheal of Kent
    • Lord & Lady Frederick Windsor

Friday 1 June 2018

June Q&A (2018)

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

Question 1: Which royal would you most like to see get pregnant next?

Answer: Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg!

Question 2: Have you ever written to the Royals for the Summer to wish them a nice Holiday? And have you got an answer back?

Answer: I have never specifically written to wish them a nice summer holiday, but if someone has a birthday over the summer, I include something in my letter about how I hope they have a nice summer.  And I've never specifically gotten anything back about their summer holidays.

Question 3: Could you give me an example about what to write in a christening letter? 

Answer: I would just say congratulations on the christening. And then say something on your thoughts on the service if you saw it.

Question 4: What address to send a card congratulating Zara on the birth of her baby.

Answer: You should send your letter care of Princess Anne's office at Buckingham Palace and they will forward it on to the Tindalls.

Mr. & Mrs. Tindall (or Zara & Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall, Zara & Mike, The Tindalls, etc.)
Princess Anne's Office
Buckingham Palace
London SW1A  1AA