Trooping the Colour is always one of the biggest events on the royal calendar each year. This was especially the case this year thanks to it being the Duchess of Sussex’s inaugural appearance and a rare public appearance from the Duchess of Cambridge, who is still on maternity leave. Even with expectations high, I thought both women nailed it on the sartorial front.
Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge was snapped with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Houghton Hall Horse Trials (image courtesy of Ellie Oliver on Twitter) . It’s a good sign that the Cambridges are spending time at Anmer Hall in Norfolk at the moment since George’s school is currently on break.
In the future, I would really love it if the House of Windsor didn’t release a bunch of new information after I’ve already scheduled a weekly roundup. But instead of posting updates yesterday I just decided to pull together a separate post for everything that hit Thursday evening and Friday morning. Continue reading “Royal Roundup: William’s Middle Eastern Tour Set, Meghan’s Coat of Arms & George on a Pony”
Kensington Palace released three pictures from Saturday of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their wedding party and immediate family, while sharing the following message:
“The Duke and Duchess would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their Wedding.
“They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and those who watched on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.”
I’m not going to lie, I barely paid attention to the Cambridge family yesterday despite the presence of four out of the five. Between the Givenchy gown, the ceremony and the carriage ride, it was all about the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. BUT, I think it’s worth circling back to talk about the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte who were certainly notable guest stars at the royal wedding.
Kensington Palace announced today the bridesmaids and page boys for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding this Saturday. As expected, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will both be featured in the wedding party.
We still don’t know the name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new baby. It was expected to be announced Tuesday or Wednesday, however with the latter being Anzac Day it wasn’t wholly surprising that Kensington Palace held off. That they still haven’t made an announcement means that this will be the longest gap between a birth and a name announcement for any of William and Kate’s children.
Update 3: William and Kate have emerged from the Lindo Wing with the new prince. The couple are returning home to Kensington Palace, forgoing an overnight stay in the hospital as they did for Charlotte’s birth in 2015.
This was certainly a pivotal year for the House of Windsor, from retirements to anniversaries to new babies to engagements. It’s also yet another year in a pretty interesting time period because we’re certainly towards the end of Queen Elizabeth’s reign and there is more and more focus on the transition of the future and shifting responsibilities. In light of this, here on this site I pretty much focus only on the members of the Royal Family who will continue to play important roles. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the big moments from the past year.
Annual events always provide a solid anchor on the royal calendar to which we can look forward and the Christmas traditions are particularly festive. Each year the Queen hosts a luncheon at Buckingham Palace the week before the holiday, just before she and the Duke of Edinburgh leave London for the Sandringham estate in Norfolk. The entire Royal Family turns up for the meal, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, so it provides a reliable moment at which we can see the children. Even more, it’s a moment when the RF is truly acting like a family in a way with which most of us can relate.