As the royal family leaves behind the unprecedented events of 2022 (not just the celebration of the first Platinum Jubilee, but the death of the monarchy’s longest-serving representative), they face an equally daunting task in 2023. I am preparing to
From the release of Prince Harry’s shocking memoir and two tell-all TV interviews, to the coronations of the British monarchs since 1937. Newsweek Find out exactly what the royal year 2023 has in store.
Prince Harry’s Bombshell Memoirs – January 10
Prince Harry kicked off the year with a bang right after releasing his six-part Netflix documentary series with Meghan Markle in December. spare.
Ahead of the January 10th release, Harry pre-recorded two groundbreaking TV interviews. Both he airs on January 8th.with Anderson Cooper 60 minutes It will air on CBS in the US and on ITV in the UK with Tom Bradby.
Little information has been published about the content of spare But what promised the project would be a “raw”, “unflinching” and “perfectly true” account of the prince’s life story thus far.
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th
St. Patrick’s Day may not seem big on the regular royal calendar, but in 2023, Kate Middleton will be the first Colonel of the Irish Guards to hold an annual parade to celebrate, and the event will have special meaning. have
Kate has been attending the Irish Guard’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with Prince William for years.
As part of a St. Patrick’s Day tradition, Kate distributes the customary shamrocks for good luck to those attending the parade at the parade, and each year, the royal family, who also became Princess of Wales in 2022, takes the opportunity to He wears green as a sign of respect.
Coronation of Charles III – May 6
The coronation of Charles III was an occasion the royal family had been waiting to attend for over 70 years.
The historic event will be held on 6th May in the traditional setting of Westminster Abbey and will include elements of pomp and pomp for which the British monarchy is so famous.
The event is expected to be the largest ceremonial event since the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, although proceedings will be tailored to be more representative of modern society, according to a statement from the palace.
It was also announced that Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, would be crowned Queen alongside Prince Charles at the ceremony. Traditionally after the coronation ceremony, the newly crowned monarch appeared before the crowd on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 5th Wedding Anniversary – May 19
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will celebrate their wedding milestone on May 19 as they celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary.
Members of the royal family and Hollywood celebrities married in an elaborate royal ceremony on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The couple celebrated their marriage with a wedding reception at Frogmore House, a short distance from their current English home, Frogmore Cottage.
Color Trooping – June 17th
Trooping the Color marks the King’s official birthday each year and provides an opportunity for the King to publicly recognize the men and women of his armed forces.
A parade and ceremony takes place each June at the Horse Guards Parade, just a short distance from Buckingham Palace, where members of the royal family, including the Sovereign, join the procession to and from the palace and are open to the public.
After returning to the palace, the royal family gathers on the famous balcony to greet the crowds lining The Mall and witness fly passes from the Royal Air Force.
In 2023, King Charles will be the first monarch to send an army.
Royal Ascot – June 20-24
The Royal Ascot was one of the most popular social events of the late Queen Elizabeth II, attended most days with family and specially invited guests.
The royal family has played a central role at Royal Ascot for centuries, but it remains to be seen if King Charles wants to be as involved as his mother.
Traditionally, members of the royal family arrive at the racetrack by horse-drawn carriage and proceed through the racetrack in front of the crowd while the national anthem is played.
The 2023 race could be held in honor of King Charles, who will celebrate his coronation just one month before.
Wimbledon – July 3-16
Wimbledon is another major sporting event on the Royal Calendar. This time it is led by Kate Middleton as a patron of AELTC (All England Lawn Tennis Club).
Each year, Kate attends at least three days of the event, accompanied by various guests, including her husband Prince William and, for the first time in 2022, her eldest son Prince George.
The princess presents prizes at the end of tournaments and is known for her strong interest in the sport of tennis throughout the year.
Prince George’s 10th Birthday – July 22nd
Prince George will celebrate his 10th birthday in 2023.
The royal family has had its busiest year in public affairs in 2022. Attended sports games with her parents, and attended the state funeral and official duties of her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The accession of his grandfather to the throne brought George one step closer to the throne, moving him second in line to the throne after his father.
The prince will also start a new school in 2022 with his siblings, Lambrook in Windsor. Princess Charlotte is 7 and Prince Louis is 4.
King Charles Coronation Day – September 8
September 8, 2023 marks two important milestones. It is also the anniversary of Elizabeth II’s death and the accession of her son Charles III to the throne.
Traditionally, the queen did not officially mark her accession date unless it happened to coincide with her jubilee year. For example, on February 6, 2022, Platinum released a special statement marking her jubilee year.
It remains to be seen if King Charles will celebrate the day in any official way, but it will provide the public with an opportunity to reflect on the new monarch’s first year on the throne and how it was spent.
Invictus Games Düsseldorf – September 9-16
A highlight of Prince Harry’s work calendar each year is the Invictus Game, his spearheaded project showcasing the mental and physical strength of sick and wounded servicemen and women.
The game was founded in London in 2014 and has since had events in Orlando, Toronto, Sydney and The Hague.
The 2023 Games will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Prince is expected to attend all key days of the event. is.
Memorial Day – November 12th
Since the days of World War I, Remembrance Sundays and commemorative events commemorating soldiers and women who died while serving their country have formed a major part of the royal calendar.
Every Sunday following Armistice Day on 11 November, members of the royal family, including the King, gather at the Whitehall War Memorial to lay wreaths and pay their respects.
In 2023, as in 2022, Prince Charles, Prince William and their siblings will lay the wreath, while Kate Middleton and other royal consorts will watch from the Foreign Office balcony.
The King’s Christmas Speech – December 25th
2023 marks the second of King Charles’ Christmas speeches.
Launched in 1932 by King George V, this annual broadcast offers the monarch an opportunity to publicly reflect on the years gone by and look forward to the years to come.
In 2022, Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in a speech recorded from St. George’s Chapel, where he was buried with her husband, Prince Philip, in September.
James Crawford-Smith is Newsweek’s royal reporter based in London. You can find him on Twitter. @jcrawfordsmith Read his story on Newsweek’s The Royals Facebook page.
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