Last year’s royal calendar was eventful – from the highest levels of platinum jubilees and Notable birthdays to the lows of the somber ceremonies that marked Queen Elizabeth’s death, such as the vigil for grandchildren at Westminster Hall and the state funeral itself.
From the controversial and controversial to the festive, 2023 looks equally busy for the British monarchy. Coming on the heels of Netflix’s groundbreaking Meghan and Harry documentary, it’s back Book of the Duke of Sussex The year is bound to start off with a bang.
A few months later came the larger-than-expected coronation of Charles, followed by the annual Trooping the Colour. Save this page for new additions to the Royal family The schedule has also been announced.
Prince Harry’s diary release – January 10th
On January 10, Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir Spear will be released.
Yahoo UK understands that no publications will get an advance look at the diary, and its contents are kept strictly under wraps – so it’s a must-read.
That said, commentators have already speculated that there may not be a lot of new revelations in the memoir about the royal family or the motives behind the Sussexes’ departure from royal life. After the six-part Netflix documentary series and their interview with Oprah, it seems like this has been going relatively well.
However, it seems likely that Harry will delve more into his past life and his relationship with being the second son, and play a supporting role in The Firm.
The publisher described the memoirs as “intimate and honest” and it remains to be seen whether its contents will drive a further wedge between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the House of Windsor.
After Harry claimed in a Netflix documentary that aides working for his brother had tipped the press against him – something the palace declined to comment on – he made it clear he was willing to criticize his brother’s house.
WATCH: Harry describes the ‘terrifying’ moment William screamed in front of the Queen
Coronation of King Charles – 6 May
King Charles’s official coronation is set to take place on May 6 – the same day as his grandson Archie’s fourth birthday. This will be the first truly high-profile event of Charles’ reign where he and Camilla are formally crowned as king and queen.
The upcoming coronation has already generated some controversy about the scale and associated costs. At first, it was said that Charles wanted the “slimming” party, but lately I’veR. has been reported that he had changed his mind and would instead opt for a pompous and solemn coronation to “show off” the United Kingdom to the world.
Trooping the Color – June 17th
The Troops in Color, or the King’s Birthday Parade, will take place on 17 June. It has been used to celebrate the King’s official birthday for over 260 years.
More than 1,400 soldiers take part in the parade, and the royal family also watches an RAF plane from the balcony of Buckingham Palace and waves to the gathered crowds, and the new monarch will also be saluting.
This year, the Queen has been given the role of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and the Princess of Wales, Colonel of the Irish Guards on the Day of Remembrance and Ceremony, although Yahoo UK understands that they will not be wearing uniforms as the members. Of the royal family who served in the armed forces.
Royal Ascot – Jun
A favorite on the royal calendar, the family regularly attends horse races at Royal Ascot together.
The late Queen was an avid racer and owner of racehorses, and is said to have owned more than 100 racehorses during her lifetime and entered them in more than 3,500 races, winning more than 500 of them.
Her love of horses has certainly been passed on to her children and grandchildren, as Zara Tindall won the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award in 2006 for her equestrian career. It is also known that William, Harry and Charles had a passion for polo.
The first Royal Ascot game since the Queen’s death is sure to be poignant for the family.
The first anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth – September 8th
While no specific plans have been announced for the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death, the royal family is sure to commemorate the somber occasion in some way.
Whether through an official address, church service, or other act of remembrance, the House of Windsor is sure to pay tribute to the last monarch, who ruled and acted as head of their family for seventy years.
Memorial Day – November 11th
Every year, the Royal Family comes out in full force to honor those who have given their lives serving in the Armed Forces, both in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
2022 marked the first time that Charles participated in the ceremony of laying the wreath at the coffin as king, and William as Prince of Wales.
Charles had a wreath designed in his own style, which was one of those small details that showed even a few weeks into his reign that he aspired to do things his own way, identifying himself as a sovereign.