Earlier this year, due to Queen Elizabeth II’s travel issues, certain members of the royal family were forced to attend the opening of the Houses of Parliament to support her on occasions such as Prince Philip’s Thanksgiving service, and on other occasions. formula.
The nation gathered to honor her Platinum Jubilee in June, spending days with official events, street parties and celebrations. The momentous weekend allowed the public to share their appreciation with Her Majesty the Queen for her 70 years of service. But her death in Balmoral on 8 September at her 96th birthday forced Britain and the Commonwealth to reflect on her life. Her state funeral was held following her 10-day state funeral in the UK.
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This meant a change in the royal family, with Charles III ascending the throne and taking over the responsibility of leading the company. Alongside his queen consort Camilla, the pair have taken on their new roles as he and his country navigate life without a mother.
Prince William and Kate became the new Prince and Princess of Wales this year, sparking some controversy and long-forgotten debate. In addition to , the couple took a week-long tour of the Caribbean to mark their Platinum Jubilee and most recently traveled to Boston for the Earthshot Awards ceremony.
Their children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, also attended several Platinum Jubilee events this year, including the Balcony of Buckingham Palace, where they appeared alongside their parents. The two older girlfriends also attended events such as her Easter service, the Queen’s funeral, and Kate’s Carol Her Concert. George made her debut at Wimbledon, and Charlotte engaged her parents alone for the first time at her Commonwealth Games.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their roles as senior royals in 2020 and have since moved to the US to pursue other projects and have two children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1. The couple attended the previously postponed Dutch Invictus Games and stopped at Windsor Castle to meet the Queen. They also returned to the UK for Platinum Her Jubilee celebrations and again in September at the time of the Queen’s passing.
Princess Anne has maintained her accolades as the hardest working royal family, with a survey by SEO firm Reboot Online showing that Princess Anne had 214 engagements this year.
Prince Edward and Lady Sophie, Countess of Wessex, also played supporting roles this year, with 143 and 138 engagements respectively, placing them third and fourth behind Anne and Charles. Edward and Anne were appointed as State Counselors this year. This means that constitutional duties can be carried out in the absence of the King.
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