Editor’s Note: I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Things are horribly behind schedule on the blog – I am hoping to catch up with everything before the new year starts – definitely stay tuned!
The British Royal Family is traditionally celebrating Christmas at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. The Royals are attending a church service this morning at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Most Royals walked from Sandringham Estate to the small church, while the Queen traveled by car with the Duke of York. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walked with the Prince of Wales.
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One of the most important annual events for the Royal Family is Trooping the Colour, which is taking place today! It marks the official birthday of the British Sovereign and is held on a Saturday in June every year. The event starts with the Queen and members of the Royal Family travelling down the Mall in carriages. The Queen is in the last carriage to depart from Buckingham Palace. Her carriage is preceded by three other carriages. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex usually sit in one carriage together (or at least, they have been together with the three of them for the past seven years). This year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were seated with the Duke of Kent in the second carriage, while the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge were in the first carriage to depart.
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It’s Royal Wedding Day! Following the arrival of more than 600 guests this morning, the Wedding Ceremony started at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor at noon. Many members of the Royal Family were in attendance, including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. They were last to arrive before the bridesmaids and the pageboys with their mothers, and finally the bride. After climbing the steps of St. George’s Chapel, Meghan moves in procession through the Nave where she is joined by The Prince of Wales. He accompanied her on the second half of her walk to the High Altar, where she met the groom, the Duke of Sussex.
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Members of the Royal Family are attending the State Banquet in honour of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace tonight. The CHOGM is held in London this week, and heads of state from all 53 Commonwealth nations will be present at the Banquet tonight.
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Editor’s Note: A Very Happy Easter everyone!
The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are attending the annual Easter service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle this morning. HM The Queen and members of the Royal Family are also in attendance. Prince Phillip has pulled out of the service due to illness. It is only the second time that the Cambridges have joined Her Majesty for Easter.
The Cambridges are spending Easter with the Middletons in Bucklebury this year. They arrived late for the Service, after Her Majesty (which is very unusual). The pair was delayed by traffic on their way to Windsor. The Duchess is currently on maternity leave awaiting the birth of her third child later this month. After her last official engagement on March 22
The Princess Royal and her husband Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and her fiancée Jack Brooksbank, the Earl and the Countess of Wessex, their daughter Lady Louise and son Viscount James, a very pregnant Zara Tindall, and Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn were also present for the Service in Windsor.
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