Tuesday 29 November 2022

Riksdagssupé (Parliament Dinner) Sweden - Royal Attendance (2006-Present)

2022 Riksdagssupé
Photo: Sara Friberg/The Royal Court of Sweden

Riksdagssupé (Parliament Dinner) is a special dinner & concert held by the King for members of Parliament (Riksdags). The dinner coincides with Sweden's general election, which is held every 4 years in September. Riksdagssupé is usually scheduled for November after the election.

Royal200620102014201920222026
King Carl Gustafx
Queen Silviax
Crown Princess Victoriax
Prince Danielx
Prince Carl Philip
x
Princess Sofia
x
Princess Madeleine
x

Note: The 2018 General Election resulted in a hung parliament. It took until January 2019 for a coalition to form and agree on a new Prime Minister.  As a result, the Riksdagssupé was delayed until May 2019.

Monday 21 November 2022

UK Royal Family Order - Main Page

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother portrait
Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mum wearing George VI & Elizabeth II's Order
Richard Stone, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The Royal Family Order is a special honor given to female Working members of the Royal Family. It is not automatic and is usually given after a number of years of service as a working royal. The Honor is a personal one given by the Monarch without consultation with the Government. 

Why Just Women?
This was a special honor created in 1821 for female royals, partly because women typically weren’t given other honors. Historically, most honors were only given to men. Many honors only opened up to women in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

Recipients
The chart below shows everyone who received either Queen Elizabeth II's or King Charles III's honor, and the other Royal Family Orders they received. 

(I.e. We did not list out all the recipients of Edward VII, George V, or George VI, instead just focusing on those who received the honor during Elizabeth II or Charles III's reign, and what other honors they have received). 

Dark Grey - Ineligible to receive the honor as they were either not born yet, had not yet married into the Royal Family, or had died before the reign began. 
  
Royal Victoria  
& Albert
1837- 1901
Edward VII
1901-1910
George V
1910-1936
George VI
1936-1952
Elizabeth II
1952-2022
Charles III
2022-
Present
Princess Alice, 
Countess of Athlone 
xxxx1952
Queen Mary
xxx1952
Queen Elizabeth,
The Queen Mum


xx1952
Princess Margaret

xx1952
Princess Mary,
The Princess Royal 


xx1952
Princess Alice,
The Duchess of Gloucester


xx1952
Princess Marina

xx1952
Queen Elizabeth 

xx Monarch
Princess Alexandra


x 1952
Princess Diana



1981
Duchess Katherine



1961
Princess Anne



1969
Duchess Birgitte



1973
Duchess Sophie



2004
Queen Camilla



20072024
Princess Kate



2017
-



-

Note: 
  • King Edward VIII did not create a Royal Family Order during his 11th month reign, so he is not listed here. 
  • The years listed at the top are years of reign, not year's their Order was active. 

Friday 18 November 2022

Annual Events - Monaco

PrincePalace of Monaco

We will be working on adding Annual Events for each European monarchy in 2023. We are only listing annual events here if we have a blog post on that event. 

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Monaco National Day Mass & Parade - Royal Attendance (2018-Present)

National Day in Monaco - panoramio
Santiago Puig Vilado, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Monaco celebrates its National Day (La Fête du Prince) on Nov 19th. The date has varied with different monarchs, often choosing the date of their name day. Prince Albert II choose to keep November 19th, his father's name day, and held his official accession ceremony on the first National Day of his reign.  

There are 3 main parts of the daytime National Day Celebration: 

  • Mass at the Cathedral of Monaco (AKA Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate) (9:30 AM)
  • Presentation of Arms in Palace Courtyard (11 AM)
  • Carabiniers parade with Royal Family watching from Palace Windows
There is also a Gala Performance at the Grimaldi Forum in the evening, which is not covered by this chart. At some point, we will create a blog post for that. 

Live Stream

You can usually find a Live Stream on:

Royals Attending

x - Attended Mass and events at Palace

p - Just attended events at Palace       

This list does not include extended family like Wittstocks, de Massys.

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Royals20182019202020212022202320242025
Prince Albert's Family
Prince Albertx--
Princess Charlenex
x--
Crown Prince Jacquesp--
Princess Gabriellap--
Princess Caroline's Family
Princess Carolinex--
Andrea Casiraghix--
Tatiana Casiraghix--
Alexandre "Sasha" Casiraghip
p--
India Casiraghip
p--
Maximilian Casiraghip
p--
Charlotte Casiraghi


x--
Dimitri RassamPre-Wedding


x
--
Raphaël Elmaleh 


p--
Balthazar Rassam



p--
Pierre Casiraghix--
Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghix--
Stefano Casiraghip--
Francesco Casiraghip--
Princess Alexandrax--
Princess Stéphanie's Family
Princess Stéphanie x
x--
Louis Ducruet x--
Marie Ducruet Pre-Weddingx--
Victoire Ducruet Pre-Birth
- -
Pauline Ducruet x

x--
Camille Gottlieb


x--

Note: 2023's celebrations marked the 100th 

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Color Breakdown by Reign

You may notices we use a few different color charts throughout our blog. The different colors mark different reigns. 

We rotate through the colors, pink, green, and blue. The reigns across Europe don't exactly line up. But we wanted to distinguish between each reign & the older and new monarchs. 

We started with pink for all monarchs as of Nov 2012. We will then switch to green, blue, then pink again for each subsequent monarch. And will do the same for monarchs that came before (on the rare event we record something that far back). 

Belgium
Blue Pink Green
Baudouin (1951 – 1993) Albert II (1993-2013) Philippe (Current)

Denmark
Blue Pink Green
Frederick IX (1947-1972) Margrethe II (1972-2024) Frederik X (as of Jan 14th)

Liechtenstein
Blue Pink Green
Hans Adams II (Pre-Regency)
(1989-2004)
Alois (Regent)
(Current)
-

Luxembourg
Blue Pink Green
Jean (1964-2000)
Henri (Current) -

Monaco
Blue Pink Green
Rainier (1949 – 2005) Albert II (Current) -

Netherlands
Blue Pink Green
 Juliana (1948-1980) Beatrix (1980-2013) Willem-Alexander (Current)

Norway
Blue Pink Green
- - Haakon VIII (1905-1957)
Olav V (1957-1991) Harald V (Current) -

Spain
Blue Pink Green
Dictatorship Juan Carlos (1975-2014) Felipe VI (Current)

Sweden
Blue Pink Green
Gustaf VI Adolf (1950-1973) Carl XVI Gustaf (Current) -

United Kingdom
Blue Pink Green
Edward VII (1901-1910) George V (1910-1936) Edward VIII (1936)
George VI (1936-1952) Elizabeth II (1952-2023) Charles  III (Current)

The King’s Feast (Belgium) - Royal Attendance (2007-Present)

The King’s Feast (or Royal Holiday) is held in Belgium every November 15th. The day was originally created as a celebration of King Leopold of Belgium’s name day. And continues as a celebration of the current Monarch. 

The King’s Feast is a federal holiday, but not a public holiday. The day is referred to in Belgium’s official languages as: Koningsdag (Dutch), Fête du Roi (French), Fest des Königs (German). (Feast refers not to a elebrate meal, but is used in the religious senses as a day honoring a person or commemorate an event.)

To mark The King’s Feast there are two main events:

  • The first is a Te Deum service held in the morning at the Cathedral of St. Michael & St. Gudula. The service is attended by members of the Royal Family. The King traditionally does not attend as the event is honoring him. 
  • The second event is a ceremony at Parliament where honors are bestowed onto citizens. This ceremony is usually attended by the same royals, who attended the Te Deum. 

Reign of King Philippe (2013-Present)

Unless otherwise noted the Royals attended both the Te Deum & Ceremony at Parliament. 

Royals201920212022202320242025
King Albertx
Queen Paolax 
Princess Astrid x
Prince Lorenzx x

Prince Laurent
x
Princess Claire
x Canceled
Total
3364

Notes
2020 - events were canceled due to the Pandemic 
2021 - events were scaled down due to the pandemic
2023 - 10th Anniversary of King Philippe's Accession. Princess Claire canceled for unknown reasons.

Royals201320142015201620172018
King Albert x x
Queen Paola x
Princess Astrid x
Prince Lorenz x
Prince Laurent x x Te Deum
Princess Claire x Te Deum
Total
6
445 4 5

Notes
2013 - Year King Albert Abdicated

Reign of King Albert II 

(Chart Showing 2007-2013)

Unless otherwise noted the Royals attended both the Te Deum & Ceremony at Parliament. 

Royals200720082009201020112012
Queen Fabiola x Te Deumx Just Te Deum?
Prince Philippe x
Princess Mathilde x
Princess Astrid x Just Te Deum?x
Prince Lorenz x Just Te Deum?x
Prince Laurent x
Princess Claire x
x
King Albert x
Total
7
86776

Notes
2008 - 15th Anniversary of King Albert's Accession

Sunday 13 November 2022

Annual Events - Norway

Photo: Øivind Möller Bakken, the Royal Court

We will be working on adding Annual Events for each European monarchy over the next year. We are only listing annual events here if we have a blog post on that event. 

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Annual Events - Sweden

Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/The Royal Court of Sweden

We will be working on adding Annual Events for each European monarchy in 2023. We are only listing annual events here if we have a blog post on that event. 

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Annual Events - Denmark

Amalienborg from top of church (edit)
Amalienborg Palace
Paracel63, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

We will be working on adding Annual Events for each European monarchy over the next year. We are only listing annual events here if we have a blog post on that event. 

No Specific Date

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Annual Events - Belgium (Working)

Royal Palace in Brussels
Royal Palace of Brussels
Martin Falbisoner, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

We will be working on adding annual events for each European monarchy in the next years. We are only listing annual events here if we have a blog post on that event. 

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  • Early/mid
    • New Years Reception for Diplomatic Corp

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    • National Day

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Saturday 5 November 2022

Earthshot Prize Awards - 2021 Finalists & Winners

The Earthshot Prize to Protect and Restore Nature

  • Winners
    • The Republic of Costa Rica. 
      • A pioneering scheme paying local citizens to restore natural ecosystems that has led to a revival of the rainforest.
  • Finalists
    • Pole Pole Foundation, Democratic Republic of Congo. 
      • An inspiring community-led model of conservation that protects gorillas and local livelihoods.
    • Restor, Switzerland. 
      • A ground-breaking online platform connecting and empowering local conservation projects.
The Earthshot Prize to Clean Our Air
  • Winners
    • Takachar, India. 
      • A pioneering technology to create profitable products from agricultural waste and put a stop to the burning of crops.
  • Finalists
    • The Blue Map App, China. 
      • China’s first public environmental database enabling citizens to hold polluters to account.
    • Vinisha Umashankar, India. 
      • A 14-year-old innovator and activist who has designed a solar-powered ironing cart with the potential to improve air quality across India.
The Earthshot Prize to Revive Our Oceans
  • Winners
    • Coral Vita, Bahamas. 
      • A truly cutting-edge breakthrough in coral farming that can restore our world’s dying coral reefs.
  • Finalists
    • Living Seawalls, Australia. 
      • Innovative and replicable seawall panels bringing marine life back to coastal sea defences.
    • Pristine Seas, USA. 
      • An unprecedented global conservation programme protecting 6.5 million square km of the world’s ocean.
The Earthshot Prize to Build A Waste-Free World
  • Winners
    • The City of Milan Food Waste Hubs, Italy. 
      • A city-wide initiative that has dramatically cut waste while tackling hunger.
  • Finalists
    • Sanergy, Kenya. 
      • A circular sanitation solution that converts human waste into safe products for local farmers.
    • WOTA BOX, Japan. 
      • A tiny water treatment plant that turns 98% of wastewater into clean water.
The Earthshot Prize to Fix Our Climate
  • Winners
    • AEM Electrolyser, Thailand/Germany/Italy.
      • An ingenious green hydrogen technology developed to transform how we power our homes and buildings.
  • Finalists
    • Reeddi Capsules, Nigeria. 
      • Solar-powered energy capsules making electricity affordable and accessible in energy-poor communities.
    • SOLbazaar, Bangladesh. 
      • The world’s first peer-to-peer energy exchange network in a country on the front-line of climate change.

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Earthshot Prize Awards - 2022 Finalists & Winners

The Finalists were announced on November 4th. The Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on December 2nd. 

The Earthshot Prize to Protect and Restore Nature

  • Winner
    • Kheyti, India
      • A pioneering solution for local smallholder farmers to reduce costs, increase yields and protect livelihoods in a country on the frontlines of climate change.
  • Finalist
    • Desert Agricultural Transformation, China: 
      • A team developing cutting-edge agricultural breakthroughs to turn barren desert landscapes into lush, green ones.
    • Hutan, Malaysia
      • An inspiring conservation model that protects orangutans, supports local jobs and livelihoods and restores forests to their former greatness.
The Earthshot Prize to Clean Our Air
  • Winner
    • Mukuru Clean Stoves, Kenya: 
      • A start-up providing cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya to reduce unhealthy indoor pollution and provide a safer way to cook.
  • Finalist
    • The Ampd Entertainer, Hong Kong
      • An emission-free electric battery system to power construction and reduce pollution.
    • Roam, Kenya: 
      • An organisation building lower emission vehicles, making clean transportation accessible and affordable for urban cities on the African continent.
The Earthshot Prize to Revive Our Oceans
  • Winner
    • Indigenous Women of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: 
      • An inspiring women-led programme that combines 60,000 years of indigenous knowledge with digital technologies to protect land and sea.
  • Finalist
    • The Great Bubble Barrier, Netherlands: 
      • Inventive and ingenious technique to intercept plastics before they reach oceans by creating a curtain of bubbles.
    • SeaForester, Portugal: 
      • A truly cutting-edge breakthrough in seaweed farming that can restore the ocean’s forgotten forests.
The Earthshot Prize to Build A Waste-Free World
  • Winner
    • Notpla, United Kingdom: 
      • A circular solution creating an alternative to plastic packaging from seaweed.
  • Finalist
    • City of Amsterdam Circular Economy, Netherlands: 
      • A city-wide initiative to establish a fully circular economy by 2050, wasting nothing and recycling everything.
    • Fleather, India: 
      • An innovative and regenerative approach to creating leather out of floral waste.
The Earthshot Prize to Fix Our Climate
  • Winner
    • 44.01, Oman: 
      • Childhood friends who have developed an innovative technique to turn CO2 into rock, and permanently store it underground.
  • Finalist
    • LanzaTech, USA: 
      • A circular solution that recycles carbon waste into sustainable fuels and everyday products.
    • Low Carbon Materials, United Kingdom: 
      • A new and innovative material that uses unrecyclable plastic waste to make traditional concrete blocks carbon-zero.

Earthshot Prize Awards - Main Page

The Earthshot Prize is an annual award for solutions to climate change and environmental issues. The Prize was founded by Prince William in 2020. Originally it was under the Royal Foundation, but it became it's own independent charity in early 2022. 

Website: https://earthshotprize.org/

Charity Number: 1198701

The Earthshot Prize was first awarded in 2021 and is planned to run annually until 2030. There are 15 finalists each year, with 5 winners. All finalists are given tailored support and opportunities to help develop and accelerate their work. Each winner receives a grant of £1 million to continue their environmental work.

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