Monday 13 January 2020

Queen Margrethe of Denmark's 80th Birthday Celebrations (2020)

The events for Queen Margrethe of Denmark's 80th birthday celebration have been canceled due to the Corona Virus.

Thursday 2nd
  • Open of "The Faces of the Queen" exhibit at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle. 
Friday 3rd 
  • Press Conference in Garden Hall at Fredensborg Castle
Tuesday 14th
  • Gala performance at Royal Danish Theatre
    • Carriage ride
Wednesday 15th
  • Children's event at Christiansborg Palace
  • Gala Dinner 
Thursday 16th - Queen's Birthday
  • Wake-up call at Fredensborg Castle
  • Balcony appearance at Christian IX Palace
  • Carriage Procession through Copenhagen 
  • Event at City Hall
    • Appearance on Balcony 
  • Private Dinner
Saturday 25th 
  • Ballet Gala at  Tivoli Concert Hall
  • Dinner at Restaurant Nimb
  • Fireworks
  • Visit to Aarhus on Royal Yacht Dannebrog 
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Sunday 12 January 2020

Royals attending the Mourning of Sultan Qaboos of Oman

Omani Qaboos bin Said Al Said (cropped)
U.S. Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Sultan Qaboos of Oman passed away on Friday, January 10th, with the official announcement of his death and funeral the next day. There are 3 days of official mourning (Jan 12th-14th). Most Royals will attend only one day.

  • King Hamad (Day 1)
    • Crown Prince Salman (Day 2)
  • King Philippe (Jan  15th)
  • King Abdullah (Day 1)
    • Crown Prince Hussein (Day 1)
  • Emir Sabah (Day 1)
  • King Willem-Alexander (Day 1)
  • Emir Sheikh Tamim (Day 1)
  • Father Emir Sheikh Hamad (Day 2)
  • King Felipe (Day 3)
  • Crown Prince Muhammad bin Zayed of Abu Dhabi (Day 1)
  • Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai (Day 2)
    • Sheikh Hamdan of Dubai (Day 2)
  • Sheikh Humaid of Ajman (Day 2)
  • Sheikh Saud of Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (Day 2)
  • Sheikh Saud of Umm Al Quwain (Day 2)
  • King Oyo of Tooro (Day 1)
  • Prince Charles (Day 1)

Friday 10 January 2020

Duchess Kate - Official Engagements 2020

Kate's current count is 67 engagements for 2020.

Tuesday 4th 
  • Launched a baby banks initiative between Baby Basics, Little Village and AberNecessities and British brands and retailers at Baby Basics UK
Wednesday 5th 
  • Visited Barry Island Promenade 
    • With William
  • Visited Shire Hall Care Home
    • With William
Upcoming Engagements: 

Saturday 10th - (Unconfirmed)
  • Attend Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall
Sunday 11th - (Unconfirmed)
  • Attend Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph
?? - (Unconfirmed)
  • Attend Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace 
**Past Engagements**

January (13)
Wednesday 8th
  • Held an Early Years Meeting
(9th: Kate's 38th birthday)
Friday 10th 
  • Received Jason Knauf, Chief Executive of the Royal Foundation
Wednesday 15th - Bradford
  • Visited Bradford City Hall
    • Walkabout
  • Visited MyLahore British Asian Kitchen
  • Visited  the Khidmat Centre and met with representatives from Near Neighbours and Better Start Bradford 
Monday 20th 
  •  Host a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit
    • With William, Edward, Sophie & Anne
Tuesday 21st
  • Visit Think tank at Birmingham Science Museum 
Wednesday 22nd 
  • Launch of 5 Big Questions survey
    • Visit Leyf  Stockwell Gardens Nursery in Southwark (Canceled due to weather)
    • Attend a Baby Sensory Class at Ely and Careau Children's Centre in Cardiff
    • Visited the Forward Trust at HM Prison Send in Surrey
Friday 24th 
  • Held an Early Years Meeting at Kensington Palace
Monday 27th 
  • Attend the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in Westminster, London. 
Tuesday 28th 
  • Visited Evelina London Children's Hospital for a workshop with the National Portrait Gallery
  • Held a Reception at Kensington Palace for the Royal Foundation 
    • With William 
Wednesday 29th 
  • Visit Leyf  Stockwell Gardens Nursery in Southwark 
February (11)
Sunday 2nd 
Tuesday 4th 
  • Visit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat station
  • Visit visited Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour
  • Visit Tata Steel in Port Talbot 
  • Visit Bulldogs Development Centre
Tuesday 11th 
  • Visit the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall
    • With William, Charles & Camilla
Wednesday 12th 
  • Visit the Ark Open Farm, in Northern Ireland
  • Visit the Social Bite Café, in Scotland
Tuesday 25th 
  • Attend a performance of “Dear Evan Hansen” in aid of the Royal Foundation at Noël Coward Theatre
Wednesday 26th 
  • Visit the London Stadium at the Olympic Park to join a SportsAid event dedicated to celebrating the role that parents and guardians play in their child’s sporting success
  • Held an Early Years’ Meeting
March (16)
Tuesday 3rd - Ireland
  • Received by the President of Ireland and Mrs Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park
  • Laid a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square East
  • Call upon Mr Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach) at Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street
  • Attend a Reception given by Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse
Wednesday 4th - Ireland
  • Visit Jigsaw Dublin City
  • Visit Extern, Savannah House
  • Visit Teagasc Grange
  • Visit Howth Cliffs
  • Attended a Reception at the Museum of Literature Ireland
Thursday 5th - Ireland
  • Attend a Galway European Capital of Culture Reception at Tribeton 
  • Visited Tig Cóilí
  • Visit Salthill Knocknacarra Gaelic Athletic Association Club, Cappagh Road, Galway.
Monday 9th
  • Attend Commonwealth Day Service at Westminister Abbey
  • Held a Gala Dinner at Buckingham Palace to mark the Twenty Fifth Anniversary of Place2Be
    Tuesday 10th 
    • Held an Early Years Meeting
    Thursday 19th 
    • Visited the London Ambulance National Health Service 111 Service
      • With William
    April (6) 
    Wednesday 1st
    • Talked to staff at Queen's Hospital Burton, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, via telephone
      • With William
    • Talked to staff at University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, via telephone
      • With William
    Wednesday 8th 
    • Held a conference call with teachers and pupils from Casterton Primary Academy
      • With William
    • Held a mental health Meeting via video link
      • With William
    Wednesday 22nd 
    •  Held a conference call with members of staff at Kingston Hospital.
    Wednesday 29th
    • Participated in a Roundtable Discussion via video link with charities and organisations supporting pregnant women and new mothers
    May (6)
    Friday 1st
    • Held a Meeting with Mr. Jason Knauf, Chief Executive of the Royal Foundation
    Wednesday 6th 
    • Talked to residents and staff at a Royal British Legion Care Home
    Friday 8th 
    • Speak with Vertrens at Mais House Care Home
      • With William 
    Monday 11th 
    • Held conference calls with nurses from around the Commonwealth in advance of International Nurses Day
      • With Countess Sophie
      • Spoke to 
        • L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and Apollo Hospitals in India
        • Gidgee Healing in Australia
        • Phalombe District Hospital in Malawi
        • Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps in Cyprus
        • Aberdeen Women's Centre in Sierra Leone
        • Evelina London Children's Hospital in UK
        • Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre in the Bahamas
    Wednesday 13th 
    • Spoke to volunteers from Shout via video link
      • With William
    Wednesday 20th 
    • Talked to staff and residents from Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff
      • With William 
    June (9)
    Wednesday 3rd 
    • Spoke to volunteers from Conscious Youth, West Yorkshire
      • With William 
    • Spoke to volunteers from Machynlleth Community Corona Response Team in Wales
      • With William
    Thursday 4th 
    • Spoke to clients and staff at Clouds House 
    Wednesday 10th 
    • Spoke to pupils from Waterloo Primary Academy
      Saturday 13th
      • Attend Trooping the Colours
      Wednesday 17th 
      • Held a Meeting with Mr David Holmes, Chief Executive of Family Action, and other members of the organization 
      • Held a meeting with Children's Hospice South West, Helen and Douglas House, East Anglia Children's Hospices 
        • With Duchess Camilla
      Thursday 18th 
      • Visited Fakenham Garden Centre
      Tuesday 23rd 
      • Spoke to members of staff from Surrey Memorial Hospital, in Canada
        • with William
      Thursday 25th 
      • Visited the Nook Hospice in Norfolk
      July (3)
      Jun 29th - July 12th 
      Friday 3rd 
      • Spoke to students from Bond Primary School
      Sunday 5th 
      • Visited The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk
        • With William 
      Wednesday 15th
      • Held a Meeting with Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery (London)

        Thursday 9 January 2020

        Royals in Hospital in 2019

        This list only includes those who are admitted to the hospital and spend the night. It does not include outpatient procedures.

        • None
        • Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (98)
          • Hospital (April 13- April 23rd)
          • Lung Infection
          • Passed away in hospital 
        • Duchess of Sussex (37)
          • Portland Hospital (5th-6th)
          • Birth of Son
        June -July
        • None
        • King Juan Carlos of Spain (81)
          • Quirón Hospital (23rd-31st)
          • Triple Bypass Heart Surgery 
        September - November
        • None 
        • Prince Philip (98)
          • Hospital (Dec 20th-24th)
          • King Edward VII Hospital 
          • Pre-existing condition
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        Monday 6 January 2020

        Duchess Meghan - Official Engagements 2020

        As the Sussexes are stepping down from being senior royals, we are going to have to reassess how we handle things, and if we will even continue with this list (especially if things are not announced in advance or reported on the Court Circular). 

        Things on the Court Circular will be marked (CC)

        Meghan's current count is 1 Court Circular mention for 2020.

        Tuesday 7th
        • Visit The Hubb Community Kitchen
        • Visit Canada House in London 
          • With Harry
        Wednesday 8th
        • Visit the National Theather
        (Wednesday 8th: Announcement about stepping down from being Senior Royals.)

        Tuesday 14th 
        • Visit The Downtown Eastsife Women’s Centre
        • Visit Justice for Girls

        Thursday 5th 
        • Visit the National Theatre at preview the Immersive Storytelling Studio
        • Attend the annual Endeavour Fund Awards
          • With Harry
        Friday 6th 
        • Visit  Robert Clack School in Dagenham to mark International Women's Day
        Saturday 7th 
        • Attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall
          • With Harry
          Monday 9th (CC)
          • Attend Commonwealth Day Observance Service at Westminster Abbey 
            • With Queen and Royal Family
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          Wednesday 1 January 2020

          2019 Calendar

          Royal Birthdays
          5th      Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg (98)
          5th      King Juan Carlos I of Spain (81)
          8th      Prince Vincent of Denmark (8)
          8th      Princess Josephine of Denmark (8)
          9th      Duchess Kate of Cambridge (37)
          15th    Princess Michael of Kent (74)
          19th    Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (76)
          20th    Queen Mathilde of Belgium (46)
          20th    Countess Sophie of Wessex (54)
          21st     Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway (15)
          23rd    Princess Caroline of Monaco (& Hanover) (62)
          25th    Princess Charlene of Monaco (41)
          30th    King Felipe VI of Spain (51)
          30th    King Abdullah II of Jordan (57)
          31st     Princess Beatrix of Netherlands (81)

          Royal Events
          Christmas/New Years Speeches
          1st  Denmark - New Year's Day Banquet
          •  at Christian VII's Palace, Amalienborg
          3rd  Denmark - New Year's Receptions
          • For Supreme Court judges, the Royal Guard and Regiments Officer Corps at Christian VII's Palace
          • For Diplomatic Corp at Christiansborg Palace
          4th Denmark - New Year's Reception
          • For the military, patronages, country leaders, etc. at Christiansborg Palace
          17th Liechtenstein State Opening of Parliament
          22nd-25th World Economic Forum

          Royal Birthdays
          1st        Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (54)
          5th       Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (47)
          6th       Princess Marie of Denmark (43)
          12th     Princess Astrid of Norway (87)
          14th     Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein (74)
          16th     Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg (28)    
          18th     Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg (35)
          19th     Prince Andrew, Duke of York (59)
          20th     Princess Leonore of Sweden (5)
          21st      King Harald V of Norway (82)
          22nd    Duchess of Kent (86)
          23rd     Princess Estelle of Sweden (7)

          Royal Events
          (10th Mother's Day: Norway)
          20th Jordan - King Abdullah's 20th anniversary of accession 
          23rd-25th - Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan's trip to Morocco
          25th Netherlands - Winter Photocall in Lech, Austria

          Royal Birthdays
          1st        Timothy Laurence (64)
          2nd      Prince Oscar of Sweden (3)
          9th       Princess Adrienne of Sweden (1)
          10th     Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (55)
          14th     Prince Albert II of Monaco (61)
          21st      Princess Claire of Luxembourg (34)
          22nd    Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg (63) 
          23rd    Princess Eugenie of York (29)

          Royal Events
          11th UK  -  Commonwealth Day
          17th UK - St. Patrick's Day 
          (19th Father's Day: Liechtenstein, Spain)
          (21st Mother's Day: Jordan)
          26th - 27th Lux - International Forum Stand Speak Rise Up
          (31st Mother's Day: UK)

          Royal Birthdays
          10th       Princess Ariane of the Netherlands (12)
          14th       Princess Marie of Liechtenstein (79)
          15th       King Philippe of Belgium (59)
          16th       Princess Eléonore of Belgium (11)
          16th       Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg (27)
          16th       Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (64)
          16th       Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (79)
          19th       Prince Alexander of Sweden (3)
          20th      Prince Georg of Liechtenstein (20)
          21st        Queen Elizabeth II (93)
          21st        Princess Isabella of Denmark (12)
          23rd      Prince Louis of Cambridge (1)

          27th       King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (52)
          29th       Princess (Infanta) Sofía of Spain (12)
          29th       Princess Benedikte of Denmark (75)
          30th       King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (73)

          Royal Events
          21st -  Easter
          25th - 26th UK - Prince William's visit to New Zealand
          27th Netherlands -  Koningsdag (King's Day)
          28th  -  London Marathon

          Royal Birthdays
          2nd    Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (4)
          13th   Prince Carl Philip of Sweden (40)
          15th   Zara Tindall (38)
          17th   Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (48)
          24th  Prince Joseph of Liechtenstein (24)
          26th  Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (51)

          Royal Events
          Mother's Day (5th - Spain) (12th - Belgium, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Netherlands) (26th - Monaco, Sweden)
          1st Japan - Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne
          4th - 6th Thailand -  King Maha Vajiralongkorn's coronation 
          4th Luxembourg - Grand Duke Jean's Funeral
          6th UK - Archie (Sussex) is born
          14th Denmark - Crown Prince Frederik & Crown Princess Mary's 15th wedding anniversary 
          15th UK - Buckingham Palace Garden Party
          17th Norway - National Day
          19th UK - Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan's 1st wedding Anniversary. 
          21st - 25th UK RHS Chelsea Flower Show
          • 2oth - Preview Day 
          22nd Spain -  King Felipe & Queen Letizia of Spain's 15th wedding anniversary 
          24th UK - 200th Anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth

          Royal Birthdays
          3rd  Prince Félix of Luxembourg (35)
          5th   Princess Astrid of Belgium (57)
          6th   King Albert II of Belgium (85)
          7th    Prince Joachim of Denmark (50)
          10th  Princess Madeleine of Sweden (37)
          10th  Prince Philip (98)  
          11th  Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein (51)    
          15th  Prince Nicolas of Sweden (4)
          20th  Duchess of Gloucester (73)
          21st  Prince William (37)
          26th  Princess Alexia of the Netherlands (14)
          27th  Christopher O'Neill of Sweden (45)
          28th  Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan (25)

          Royal Events
          Father's Day (5th - Denmark) (9th - Belgium) (16th - Monaco, Netherlands, UK) (21st - Jordan)
          Mother's Day (9th - Luxembourg)
          3rd-5th UK - USA State visit
          • Prince Harry attending
          6th Sweden -  National Day
          8th UK -  Trooping the Colour 
          17th UK - Order of the Garter
          18th - 22nd UK - Royal Ascot
          19th UK - Prince Edward & Countess Sophie of Wessex's 2oth anniversary 
          19th Spain - King Felipe of Spain's 5th anniversary of accession 
          23rd Luxembourg -  National Day

          Royal Birthdays
          4th  Prince Michael of Kent (77)
          4th   Queen Sonja of Norway (82) 
          14th  Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (42)
          17th  Duchess Camilla of Cornwall (72)
          20th  Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (46)
          22nd  Prince George of Cambridge (6)

          Royal Events
          1st UK - 50th Anniversary of the Prince Charle's investiture as the Prince of Wales
          1st-14th UK - Wimbledon
          2nd Belgium - King Albert & Queen Paola's 60th wedding anniversary 
          14th Sweden - Victoriadagen
          21st Belgium -  National Day

          Royal Birthdays
          3rd  Prince Louis of Luxembourg (33)
          4th  Duchess Meghan (38)
          8th  Princess Beatrice of York (31)
          15th  Princess Anne (69)
          19th  Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (46)
          20th  Prince Gabriel of Belgium (16)
          26th  Duke of Gloucester (75)
          31st  Queen Rania of Jordan (49)
          31st  Prince Gabriel of Sweden (2)

          Royal Events
          15th Liechtenstein - National Day
          • 15th Anniv of Hereditary Prince Alois's Regency

          Royal Birthdays
          11th  Queen Paola of Belgium (82)
          15th  Prince Harry (35)
          15th  Prince Daniel of Sweden (46)
          15th  Queen Letizia of Spain (47)
          22nd Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (48)

          Royal Events
          6th Monaco - Annual Picnic at Princess Antoinette Park
          7th UK - Braemar Games in Scotland
          17th  Netherlands - Prinsjesdag (Prince's Day)/ State Opening of Parliament
          23rd - Oct 2nd - Sussex Autumn Tour

          Royal Birthdays
          4th  Prince Emmanuel of Belgium (14)
          9th  Duke of Kent (84)
          15th  Prince Christian of Denmark (14)
          15th  Sarah, Duchess of York (60)
          17th  Princess Marie Caroline of Liechtenstein (23)
          19th  Prince Laurent of Belgium (56)
          25th  Princess Elisabeth of Belgium (18)
          28th  Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (52)
          31st  Princess Leonor of Spain (14)

          Royal Events
          (6th Father's Day: Luxembourg)
          Sept 23rd - Oct 2nd - Sussex Autumn Tour
          1st Denmark State Opening of Parliament 
          2nd Norway State Opening of Parliament 
          12th  Spain - Fiesta Nacional de España (National Day of Spain)
          14th-18th - Cambridge visit to Pakistan 
          22nd-23rd Japan - Enthronement of New Emperor

          Royal Birthdays
          2nd  Queen Sofia of Spain (81)
          8th  Lady Louise Windsor (Wessex) (16)
          11th  Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg (38)
          14th  Prince Charles (71)
          15th  Peter Phillips (42)

          Royal Events
          9th UK - Festival of Remembrance
          (10th Father's Day: Norway, Sweden)
          10th UK - Remembrance Sunday 
          13th Liechtenstein - Prince Hans-Adam's 30th anniversary of accession
          13th-14th, 17th-25th - Prince Charles & Duchess Camilla's Autumn Tour
          15th Belgium -  Koningsfeest (King's Feast)
          18th UK - Royal Variety Performance
          19th  Monaco - National Day

          Royal Birthdays
          3rd  Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (14)
          6th  Princess Sofia of Sweden (35)
          6th  Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (19) 
          7th  Princess Catharina-Amalia of Netherlands (16)
          10th  Princess Gabriella of Monaco (5)
          10th  Crown Prince Jacques of Monaco (5)
          17th  James, Viscount Severn (Wessex) (12)
          23rd  Queen Silvia of Sweden (76)
          25th  Princess Alexandra of Kent (83)

          Royal Events
          1st-4th - Prince William's Visit to Kuwait & Oman
          3rd UK - NATO Reception at Buckingham Palace
          4th Belgium - King Philippe & Queen Mathilde's 20th wedding anniversary 
          10th  Norway & Sweden -  Nobel Prize Ceremonies and Banquets
          17th  Bhutan -  National Day
          24th  Christmas Eve 
          • King Felipe of Spain - Speech 
          • Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg  - Speech
          • King Philippe of Belgium - Speech 
            25th  Christmas Day
            • Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain  - Speech 
            • King Carl Gustaf of Sweden - Speech 
            • King Willem-Alexander of Netherlands - Speech 
              31st   New Years Eve 
              • Queen Margrethe of Denmark - Speech 
              • Prince Albert of Monaco - Speech 
              • King Harald of Norway - Speech