Thursday 23 February 2023

King Charles's Commonwealth Day Address (2023-Present)

King Charles will continue Queen Elizabeth's tradition of giving an annual Commonwealth Day Address. Queen Elizabeth used to give a pre-recorded speech (audio only) that was played during the service. In the last few years of her reign, her address was just printed in the program. 

King Charles is expected to give his speech live during  the service. 

YearThemeTextVideoNotes
2020s
2029----
2028----
2027----
2026----
2025----
2024----
2023Forging a sustainable and
peaceful common future
Text
First Commonwealth Day
as Monarch
Given Live during Service.

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Memorial Service to honor the Deceased Belgium Royals

Crypte royale Laeken 902
Royal Crypt
Michel walCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
 
Each year members of the Belgium Royal Family attend a memorial service for deceased members of the royal family. The service is held at The Church of Our Lady of Laeken (French: Église Notre-Dame de Laeken; Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk van Laken).

After the mass, the Royal Family visits the Royal Crypt in the Church where past monarchs, consorts and other members of the royal family are buried. 

The service is held on or around February 17th. The first service was held on February 17, 1935, to mark the first anniversary of King Albert I of Belgium. King Albert I had died at age 58 in an climbing accident in Marche-les-Dames. 

The "Foreign Royals" in attendance are all extended family, usually with close family members buried there in the Church's Royal Crypt. 

The dress code is not restricted to black. We usually see royals dressed in black or other other neural colors. Hats are allowed but not required. 
                                                  
Year202020212022 20232024
King Philippex*x
Queen Mathildex*x
King Albertx*x
Queen Paolax*x
Princess Astrid &
Prince Lorenz

Just
Astrid
x

Prince Laurent &
Princess Claire


x
Princess Delphine &
James O'Hare

*x
Princess Leax
x
Princess Laetitia-Maria 
x


Prince Guillaume & 
Princess Sibilla 
of Luxembourg



x
Prince Léopold of Nassau
(of Luxembourg)
x



Princess Nikolaus &
Princess 
Margaretha of Liechtenstein
x



Archduke Carl Christian &
Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria
x


x
Date17th17th17th17th20th
                   
Notes:
2020 - First service since death of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg. 
2021 - No Service due to the pandemic, instead members of the Royal Family just visited the Royal Crypt. Princess Delphine's 1st time attending, following being recognized as King Albert's biological daughter. 
2022 - Reduced number of guests and seating was "socially distant" during service. This is the first official Royal event Princess Delphine attended together with her father, King Albert.    

 
Year201420152016 20172018 2019
King Philippex
Queen Mathildex
King Albertx

x
Queen Paolax

x
Princess Astrid &
Prince Lorenz




x
Prince Laurent &
Princess Claire
Just Laurent?



Laurent
Princess Marie Esmeraldax
Princess Leax
x
Prince Guillaume &
Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg



x
Prince Nikolaus &
Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein 
Just M xJust MxJust M?
Archduke Carl Christian &
Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria



x ?
Date18th 12th17th17th20th19th

Notes: 
2015 - First service since death of Queen Fabiola
2017 - Queen Paola was in the hospital at the time with a broken hip. 

Monday 20 February 2023

Princess Beatrix of Netherlands - Hospitalization & Major Health Issues

 I think anytime a royal is in the hospital or having a major health event, there is public concern. I have compiled this information for the purpose of allowing the public to better understand the royal's health history.

All information I share is publicly available information that has been released by the palace. Out of respect for the royals, I don't include any rumors or anything not confirmed by the palace or royals. 

2023

  • February
    • Broke wrist while skiing on Lech, Austria (17th)
    • Operation on Wrist
2021
  • June
    • Surgery to remove a cholesteatoma (abnormal growth) in her left ear.
      • At the Leiden University Medical Center
  • December
    • Covid
      • “Mild cold like symptoms”
2016
  • October
    • Right Knee Surgery

2013
  • September
    • Fell and broke cheekbone
    • Surgery

2011
  • April
    • Cataract Surgery in Right Eye
2005
  • December
    • Left Knee Surgery
      • At Haga Hospital
2002
  • ?
    • Right Knee Surgery




King Carl Gustaf of Sweden - Hospitalization & Major Health Events

I think anytime a royal is in the hospital or having a major health event, there is public concern. I have compiled this information for the purpose of allowing the public to better understand the royal's health history.

All information I share is publicly available information that has been released by the palace. Out of respect for the royals, I don't include any rumors or anything not confirmed by the palace or royals. 

2023

  • February 
    • Planned “Laparoscopic (Keyhole) surgery in the heart area” (20th)
      • Hospitalized Feb 20th - Feb 22nd
      • Planned Sick Leave Feb 20th- March 3rd (2 weeks)
      • Statements:
        • “The operation went according to plan and the King is doing well.  The king thanks for all the support and the warmth shown to him, and feels grateful for Swedish healthcare.”
2022 
  • January
    • Covid with mild Symptoms



Saturday 18 February 2023

Queen Margrethe of Denmark - Hospilizations & Serious Health Issues

Rigshospitalet 20130427 0004F (8739514693)
News OresundCC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

I think anytime a royal is in the hospital or having a major health event, there is public concern. I have compiled this information for the purpose of allowing the public to better understand the royal's health history.

All information I share is publicly available information that has been released by the palace. Out of respect for the royals, I don't include any rumors or anything not confirmed by the palace or royals. 

2024

  • January 
    • (Abdicated in part due to health issues)

During Reign 

2023

  • February 
    • Canceled engagements & private holiday due to back issues
    • Planned Back Surgery (Feb 22nd)
      • Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) Feb 22nd - March 2nd
  • February-April
    • Sick Leave: Feb 3rd - April 16th
      • After returning to work on April 16th, it is expected to "there will continue to be a number of major tasks that The Queen cannot carry out as planned in the coming months." 
    • Regent: Feb 21st - April 16th
      • Crown Prince Frederik:
        • Feb 21st-25th
        • March 2nd -15th
        • March 20th - 21st
        • March 26th - ?
      • Princess Benedikte 
        • Feb 26th-March 1st
        • March 16th - 19th
        • March 22nd - 25th
2022 
  • February 
    • Covid with mild Symptoms
  • September
    • Covid with mild Symptoms
2013
  • February/March
    • Canceled Royal Visit to Chile due to Back Issues
2007
  • February
    • Right Knee-replacement surgery
2006
  • September 
    • Hernia repair surgery
      • at Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital) 
2003
  • January 
    • Back Surgery on her spinal column
      • at Aarhus Municipal Hospital
2001
  • April
    • Surgery on Right Knee to remove loose cartilage
      • at Aarhus Municipal Hospital
  • December 
    • 2 Broken Ribs after falling at Marselisborg Castle
1993
  • ?
    • Surgery on Right Knee to remove loose cartilage?
1992
  • ?
    • Surgery on Left Knee to remove loose cartilage?