May 27, 2011

Royal Month

After Ireland & Obama: Royal News Roundup

It’s been a very busy and successful two weeks for the Royal Family.  We saw Her Majesty make a historic visit to the Republic of Ireland — the first monarch to do so in 100 years.  This week, the Royal Family hosted a state visit for US President Barack Obama. Coming after Prince William & Catherine’s royal wedding in April 29, it caps a month of glory for the monarchy.  A fine, fine month it was indeed!

Trooping the Colour
  • June 11 (Saturday): Trooping the Colour, celebrating the Queen’s ceremonial birthday. It will be extra special as she turned 85 this year. Many members of the Royal Family expected. Expecting Prince William to be on a horse for the parade, and Princess Catherine to make an appearance with him on the balcony for the fly-past.
  • June 12 (Sunday): The Duke of Edinburgh’s birthday celebration.  Prince Philip turns 90.  A service for the royals at St. George’s Cathedral followed by a reception at Windsor Castle.  That afternoon, Prince William & Prince Harry play polo against each other for the Sentebale Polo Cup.
  • June 13 (Monday): Order of the Garter Ceremony.  Expect the Queen, along with Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne & Prince William in full velvet robes and feathered hats.

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