This summer promises to be a fantastic one for the Royal Family all round. With the unanimous success of the Diamond Jubilee last year, it’s hard to see how any future event could top that, but it’ll certainly come close.
Here is our guide to the important royal occurrences this summer.
20th May – Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh are to attend the Chelsea Flower Show on this day, one of the early highlights for the royals and a sure sign that summer is on its way.
22nd May – The first Royal Garden Party of 2013 will be held at Buckingham Palace.
30th May – Another garden party will be held at Buckingham Palace.
2nd June – Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate the 60th anniversary of her coronation on 2nd June 1953.
4th June – Members of the Royal Family will attend a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation in 1953.
6th June – A garden party will be held at Buckingham Palace
8th June – The Earl and Countess of Wessex representing The Queen, will attend the Marriage of Princess Madeleine of Sweden with Mr. Christopher O’Neill in Stockholm, Sweden.
13th June – A special concert celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held at Westminster Abbey at 7pm.
15th June – Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family will attend the annual Trooping the Colour on Horseguards’ Parade, with the first battalion Welsh Guards trooping their colour. Her Majesty and the extended Royal Family will then appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
18th June – The annual Order of the Garter ceremony will take place at Windsor Castle, with members of the order processing inside the castle in full garter robes.
26th June – Her Majesty The Queen will inspect the Grenadier Guards and present New Colours to Nijmegen Company. Afterwards, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel, Grenadier Guards, will attend a Garden Party for the Grenadier Guards Association.
2nd July – Her Majesty The Queen will hold this year’s garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Mid July – The first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and future Monarch of the UK, will be born.