Royal Calendar: 2020 Appears to Be Busy Year for the Queen and Her Family
The year 2020 is set to be a busy one for the Queen and the rest of the British royal family, as seen in the released royal calendar.
Despite the rough start to the year for the royal family, 2020 is going to be filled with engagements for the blue bloods.
Queen Elizabeth II, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex alongside other members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour. | Photo: Getty Images
As seen in the royal diary shared by HELLO! Magazine, the top engagement of the year is the three-day celebration across the United Kingdom for the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The day is set to be filled with march pasts, street parties, and many more forms of celebration.
Queen Elizabeth II attends the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn. | Photo: Getty Images
Other significant events for the year include Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ anniversary, Princess Anne’s 70th birthday bash, and the well-anticipated nuptials between Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The first event of the new year started with the Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday, which took place on January 9, after which follows, Sophie, Countess of Wessex’s birthday on January 20.
The month of February is about the BAFTA film awards, of which Prince William is the president.
"While events for the rest of the year haven’t been finalized, the royal website notes that official engagements to be undertaken by members of the family are published up to eight weeks in advance."
The royals take a break from big events until Easter Sunday in April. Eight days after Easter comes the Queen’s 94th birthday, which will mark her 68th year on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King's Lynn railway station, after taking the train from London King's Cross, to begin her Christmas break at Sandringham House. | Photo: Getty Images
As usual, it is expected that the Queen will opt for a low-key celebration while the traditional artillery salutes make all the noise.
The month of May encompasses the birthday of the Queen’s great-grandchildren, such as Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, and Archie. There is also the Royal Windsor Horse and the Polo season.
Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade. | Photo: Getty Images
As expected, Trooping the Colour and Royal Ascot will take place in June as well as the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
Apart from Prince George’s birthday in July, Tokyo 2020: Olympics Games and Paralympic Games are set for July to September.
While events for the rest of the year haven’t been finalized, the royal website notes that official engagements to be undertaken by members of the family are published up to eight weeks in advance.
Town & Country gathers that this new year is set to be one of the most momentous for England’s Royal family.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew, Duke of York appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade. | Photo: Getty Images
Given the tumultuous and scandal-full 2019 the royals had, the publication notes that the royal family will have some questions to answer.
Some of the questions included the whereabouts of Prince Philip, the future of Prince Andrew as a royal, and of the Queen will hand over more responsibilities.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Canada House on January 07, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
Also, with Prince Harry and Meghan’s bombshell announcement, many can’t help but wonder what the couple will do next. Time Magazine reports that the Sussexes announced their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family on Wednesday.
Despite their decision looking like a blowback, the site notes that the Queen is entirely supportive of her grandchildren’s decision.
She made it known in a statement released by the palace.