Thursday, 26 August 2021

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (2022)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

  • (Bank Holiday)
  • Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colours)
    • London
    • Attending: Queen & Royal Family

    • Lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacons
      • UK & Commonwealth

    Friday, June 3rd 

    • (Bank Holiday)
    • Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral
      • London
      • Attending: Queen & Royal Family & Extended Family
    • Unannounced events

    Saturday, June 4th 

    • The Derby at Epsom Downs
      • Attending: Queen & Royal Family
    • Platinum Party at the Palace
      • BBC concert at Buckingham Palace
    Sunday, June 5th 

    • The Big Jubilee Lunch
      • Queen & Royal Family 
        • Duchess Camilla is Patron of The Big Lunch
    • Platinum Jubilee Pageant
      • Buckingham Palace, UK & Commonwealth. 

    Tuesday, 24 August 2021

    European Royal attendance at Foreign Royal Events

    This chart looks at royal attendance from the 10 Current European Monarchies at various royal events over the last few years. I've only included events with large foreign royal attendance, where it is likely that all the European Monarchies were invited. 

    (Note: For state occasions, if a Monarchy is unable to send a royal to the event, the country is usually represented by their ambassador.)

    Each event is linked to the blog post about that event, which lists the royals that attended. 
     
    EventYearHost    Attended      Absent
    King Harald & Queen Sonja's 80th Birthday2017NorwayBelgium
    Denmark
    Luxembourg
    Monaco
    Netherlands
    Spain 
    Sweden 
    UK
    Liechtenstein
    King Carl Gustaf's 70th Birthday2017SwedenBelgium
    Denmark
    Liechtenstein
    Monaco
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Spain 
    Luxembourg
    UK
    King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Cremation2017ThailandBelgium
    Denmark 
    Liechtenstein
    Luxembourg
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Spain 
    Sweden 
    UK
    Monaco
    Crown Prince Frederik's 50th Birthday2018DenmarkBelgium
    Liechtenstein
    Luxembourg
    Sweden
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Monaco
    Spain
    UK
    Grand Duke Jean's Funeral2019LuxembourgAll-
    Emperor Naruhito's Enthronement
    2019JapanAll-
    Prince Charles's 70th Birthday2019UKBelgium 
    Denmark 
    Luxembourg
    Monaco
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Spain
    Liechtenstein
    Sweden
    xxx--
    xxx--

    Monday, 23 August 2021

    Funeral of Princess Marie of Liechtenstein

    All times are local, GMT+2.

    Saturday, Aug 21st, 2021

    4:43 PM

    Sunday, Aug 22nd

    • National Mourning Begins
    • Flags lowered to half-mast

    Tuesday, Aug 24th

    • Princess Marie was transferred from Grabs, Switzerland to the chapel of Vaduz Castle in Liechtenstein. 

    Thursday, Aug 26th

    6:30 PM

    • Princess Marie transferred to Vaduz Cathedral to Lay in State
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Public viewing of Laying State and Book of Condolence at Vaduz Cathedral

    Friday, Aug 27th

    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Public viewing of Laying State and Book of Condolence at Vaduz Cathedral
    7:00 PM 
    • Prayer of the Rosary in the churches of the Liechtenstein parishes

    Saturday, Aug 28th

    2:00 PM

    ?
    • National Mourning ends

    Royals Attending Funeral

    Liechtenstein Gov has said foreign officials and dignitaries were not invited to Princess Marie's funeral for security reasons. The Royals attending are close friend of Princess MArie & the Liechtenstein Royal Family. 

    Confirmed so far:
    • Liechtenstein Royal Family
    • Queen Sofia of Spain
    • Princess Caroline of Hanover (Monaco)
    • Prince Guillaume & Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg 

    Wednesday, 11 August 2021

    Consecutive Days on Multiple UK Front Pages

    There have been a number of royal stories in recent years that have appeared on the front pages of multiple UK Newspapers for consecutive days. This list only includes the more notable streaks, that I happened to track at the time. 

    While there may be an initial story that kicks off the media frenzy, we continue counting until that person/couple is no longer mentioned on multiple UK front pages for a day. We count a front page if the person is either mentioned by name, nickname, or appears in a photo. 

    For each event in the table below, the streak was broken by another story that dominated the headlines and appears on multiple UK Front Pages, usually for multiples days. 

    # DaysEventYear First Day  Last DayHeadline that
    broke streak
    14Sussex Announcement Stepping
    Down
    2020January 7th January 22nd1st Coronavirus Testing
    in UK
    13*Prince Andrew's Interview
    & Stepping Down
    2019November 15th November 27thUK Election
    11Sussex Oprah Interview 2021March 2nd March 12thSarah Everard's
    Murderer Charged
    10Prince Philip's Death/Funeral2021 April 10thApril 19thFootball Super Leauge
    5Pippa Middleton's Wedding/
    Harry bringing girlfriend Meghan
    2017May 18th May 22ndManchester Bombing
    3Prince Andrew Lawsuit2021Aug 11th Aug 13thPlymouth Terror Attack

    Last Day = The last day the story appeared on multiple front pages. However, that is not usually the end of the media coverage. 

    *It was almost a 15-day streak. Prince Andrew's 2019 streak ended when he only appeared on 1 front page on November 28th as papers were dominated by UK Election news. However, he then appeared on 2 front pages the next day (29th). Before the headlines were dominated on the 30th by the London Bridge Terror Attack.