On December 11, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended The Annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace.
The reception is attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps based in London, which supports the work of the Royal Family in representing the United Kingdom at home and abroad. This includes hosting State Visits and The Queen’s regular audiences with Ambassadors and High Commissioners.
Her Majesty was joined by Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in welcoming the world’s ambassadors to Buckingham Palace.
This was a white tie event so The Duchess was wearing a tiara and her royal orders.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > December 11 | Annual Diplomatic Reception
On November 18, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended The Royal Variety Performance.
The Royal Variety Performance takes place every year and is held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity. The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who are in need of help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times. In particular, the charity assists former members of the entertainment industry living in Brinsworth House, a residential home in Twickenham, which is owned and run by the charity.
Hosted by Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, the evening included performances from the cast of Mary Poppins, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Robbie Williams, the cast of Come From Away, and a special collaboration by Emeli Sandé and Manchester’s Bee Vocal choir.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > November 18 | The Royal Variety Performance
On November 10, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, other members of the Royal Family, faith leaders, political leaders, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces at Cenotaph on Whitehall to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.
Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom as a day “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”. It is held at 11am on the second Sunday in November (the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War in 1918).
During the event The Duchess of Cambridge joined Her Majesty and the Duchess of Cornwall on the balcony of the Foreign Office in Whitehall.
Prince Charles, William, Harry, The Duke of York and other dignitaries laid wreaths of remembrance poppies on the memorials.
Following the Remembrance Day Service, more than 10,000 veterans marched past the Cenotaph to remember the fallen.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > November 10 | Remembrance Sunday
On November 09, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and other members of the Royal Family for the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The event brings together military and civilian performers, veterans, servicemen and women and those wishing to pay their respects to members of the Armed Forces who have died in service of their country.
This year’s Festival of Remembrance marked the 75th anniversaries of the great battles of 1944 and the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > November 09 | Festival of Remembrance
Today, June 18, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Day One of Royal Ascot.
Royal Ascot takes place for five days in the month of June. It’s one of Britain’s most well-known racecourses, and welcomes around 300,000 visitors over the five days including The Queen and other members of The Royal Family.
Each day begins with the Royal Procession, when The Queen and accompanying Members of the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn carriages. They then spend the day watching the races from the Royal Enclosure.
This year, the British Royal Family was joined by King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > June 18 | Royal Ascot – Day One
Today, June 17, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Order Of The Garter Service At Windsor Castle.
The Order of The Garter Service is one of the most traditional ceremonies in the Queen’s calendar. Every June, a grand procession of the knights takes place at Windsor Castle, accompanied by a marching band and Officers of the Order, all in grand ceremonial dress.
The day begins with The Queen formally investing any new Companions with the Order’s insignia in the Throne Room of the Castle. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh entertain the members and officers at a lunch, and then all process on foot to a service in St. George’s Chapel. There is a short service where any new Companions are installed. The Sovereign and other members of the Order then return to the Upper Ward of the castle in carriages and cars.
Today, the Order includes the Queen, who is Sovereign of the Garter, several senior Members of the Royal Family, and twenty-four knights chosen in recognition of their work. Knights of the Garter are chosen personally by the Sovereign to honour those who have held public office, who have contributed in a particular way to national life or who have served the Sovereign personally.
The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Countess of Wessex were joined by The Queen of Spain and The Queen of the Netherlands for today’s service and procession.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > June 17 | Order Of The Garter Service At Windsor Castle
On June 08, 2019 The Royal Family gathered for Trooping The Colour.
Trooping The Colour marks The Queen’s official birthday which is actually on April 21. Each June over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade travels from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, with Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.
The display closes with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.
This year The Duchess of Cambridge shared a carriage with The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Duchess Meghan is still on maternity leave, but still made the event!). Even more exciting, Prince Louis made his balcony debut and stole the show!
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > June 08 | Trooping The Colour
On June 06, 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge took the salute at the Household Division’s Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade in London, England at St. James Park.
The Beating Retreat is a spectacular evening pageant of music and military precision drill, including horses, cannons and fireworks. The military concert with a marching display is performed each year on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings preceding the Queen’s Birthday Parade, or “Trooping The Colour” as it is often called.
The concert raises money for the Army Benevolent and Fund the Household Division Charitable Funds, which provide improved welfare and opportunities to Household Division serving soldiers and veterans.
Historically, on at least one evening, a senior member of the British Royal Family has attended and taken the salute.
Engagements & Tour Photos > 2019 > june 06 | Household Division Beating Retreat At Horse Guards Parade
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