Wednesday, 13 September 2000

Royal Variety Performance - Royal Attendance (1981-Present)

The Royal Variety Performance is an annual variety show to raise money for the Queen's patronage, the Royal Variety Charity. (The charity was previously called the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund.)

The Royal Variety Performance is attended each year by a senior member/s of the Royal Family. There are usually 2 or 3 couples, who rotate attending each year.

(Note: This chart only shows Royal attendance 1981-Present. The Royals did attend all of the performances before then.)
Queen & Philip Wales Cambridges Other
1981 Just Queen
1982 Queen Mum
1983 Just Queen
1984
x Queen Mum
1985 x
1986 Queen Mum
1987 x
1988 Queen Mum, Princess Margret
1989 x
1990 x Queen Mum, Princess Margret
(Part of Queen Mum's 90th Birthday celebrations)
1991 Just Queen
1992 x
1993 x
1994 x
1995 Just Queen
1996 x
1997 x
1998 x
1999 Just Queen
2000 x
2001 Just Queen
2002 x
2003 x
2004 x
2005 x
2006 x
2007 x
2008 x
2009 x
2010 x
2011 Anne & Tim
2012 x
2013
x
2014 x
2015 Harry
2016 x
2017 x
2018 Harry & Meghan
2019 x
2020

No Royals in Attendance due to Pandemic Restrictions
*Charles Video Message
2021 x

Note: Spouses did not attend pre-wedding, or post-separation.
For Wales, unless otherwise noted:
  • 1984, 1992: Charles & Diana
  • 1994-2003: Charles
  • 2005 - present: Charles & Camilla

3 comments:

  1. Why doesn't the queen attend anymore?

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    1. She's old. The Royal Variety Performance has a lot of young, modern artists. I don't think the Queen enjoys it as much as she did when she was younger. And I think they like having someone young and cool attend the event as the show is trying to attract a young audience.

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