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Big Plans for the British Royal Family in 2019

Updated on August 22, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks is an online writer who writes about the royal family.

Even though 2018 was a busy year for Queen Elizabeth of England and her royal family, there are more exciting things in store for them in 2019.

Two Weddings and Two Babies in 2018

Weddings

Last year, there were two weddings. The first wedding was on May 19 when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, an American biracial commoner. Millions watched as the couple tied the knot in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

A few months later on October 12, Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Babies

On April 23, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed Prince Louis, their third child. He is the youngest sibling of five-year-old Prince George and three-year-old Princess Charlotte.

Zara and Mike Tindall welcomed their second daughter on June 18. The new daughter is named Lena Elizabeth as a tribute to her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth. The Tindalls' first child, Mia Grace, was born on January 17, 2014.

Elizabeth is also Zara's middle name. The 37-year-old mother is the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillip and the oldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth.

News About the Sussexes

The biggest royal news of 2019 is about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They are expecting their first child in the spring.

The announcement was made on October 15 when the couple was in Australia on a 16-day royal tour to four countries. While they were in Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand, the expecting mother's growing baby bump was visible in many of the photos that were shared in the news.

With just a few more months to go, Meghan constantly hugs her growing stomach as she and Prince Harry look forward to starting their family during the first year of their marriage.

The Sunday Times reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not want a royal title for their baby so the child can have a normal upbringing. The parents want their baby to have a christening. That will be a major royal event a few months after the baby is born.

Frogmore Cottage
Frogmore Cottage

The other big news about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is that Kensington Palace confirmed that they will move from Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace and live in Frogmore Cottage on the ground of Windsor Castle where they got married last May. The cottage was gifted to them by Queen Elizabeth. It is more spacious than their current two-bedroom residence.

The decision to move has come with a rumor that the royal brothers and their wives are no longer getting along and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex want to move away from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It is unusual for a close member of the royal family to move away from London, but Prince Harry and Meghan think it is best for their family to move to the country to raise their newborn in a more private setting.

Other than becoming new parents, Prince Harry and Meghan will begin to have more defining roles in the monarchy. The Queen is giving Meghan a new patronage in 2019.

There is talk that the Duke and Duchess will go on a royal tour to the United States and Canada next year. Even though the tour has not been confirmed, other events are sure to take place. Prince Harry and Meghan will celebrate their first wedding anniversary in May around the same time as the birth of their baby. Meghan will celebrate her 38th birthday in August, and Prince Harry will celebrate his 35th birthday in September.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

News About the Cambridges

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been very busy since they married in 2011. One of the main things on their plate will be raising their three young children. Three-year-old Charlotte will start nursery school this fall. She could be joining her five-year-old brother Prince George at his private school Thomas’s Battersea.

When it comes to official royal duties, the Cambridges are expected to take on more assignments from Queen Elizabeth in addition to making their annual appearances.

  • In March, they usually attend Commonwealth Day services and St. Patrick's Day festivities.
  • Over the summer they will be at the Royal Ascot.
  • They will attend Trooping the Colour in June to celebrate Queen Elizabeth 93rd birthday.
  • They are expected to be present at the Remembrance Day event in November.

Queen Elizabeth's Schedule

Queen Elizabeth has been cutting back on her royal duties and allowing the younger royals to take on more responsibilities. Even so, she still makes hundreds of appearances each year.

Her 2019 schedule hasn't been released for the upcoming year, but there are some appearances that she will certainly make.

  • The Windsor Annual Horse Show in May
  • The Chelsea Flower Show in May
  • Trooping the Colour to celebrate her birthday with the public on June 8
  • The Braemar Gathering in September
  • Remembrance Day events in November

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Prince Charles and Camilla's Schedules

The 70-year-old Charles, Prince of Wales will continue to make appearances and travel in the coming year. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will be alongside him on some occasions. She will also have her own engagements.

They will make their annual trips together to Scotland in January and August of 2019.

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      Gadfly 

      4 weeks ago from Olde London Towne

      Her most gracious Majesty.

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      Gadfly 

      5 weeks ago from Olde London Towne

      ELIZABETH REIGNS.

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      Limpet. 

      5 weeks ago

      Her Majesty was not impressed by the vandalism of the 19th century railway viaduct in the vicinity of Windsor castle. Let us hope the damage gets remedied.

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      Limpet. 

      5 weeks ago

      How fortunate we are to be ruled by such a gracious Lady.

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      Gadfly 

      5 weeks ago from Olde London Towne

      Her Majesty The Queen, hopefully will steer us through the current National crisis.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      4 months ago from London England

      Her Majesty was delighted.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      5 months ago from London England

      With the passing of Arch Duke Jean of Luxemberg, our Queen becomes the most senior Royal of European nobility.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      6 months ago from London England

      It is not Royal Ascot with out Her Majesty in attendance.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      6 months ago from London England

      With Royal Ascot probably the most important event in the horse racing calendar, it is a sure bet will be attended by Her Majesty along with other members of the Royal Family.

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      Knarf the hermit. 

      7 months ago

      For sure, the Royal House of Windsor may use 2019 to 'sit back', take stock of what they have achieved and come up with a plan to ensure their destiny.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      7 months ago from London England

      The Monarchy will prevail.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      7 months ago from Richmond, VA

      Nurain Chaudhry, thanks for the correction. I have changed it!

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      Nurain Chaudhry 

      7 months ago

      Charles is PRINCE of Wales, not ‘Duke’ of Wales.

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