Unofficial Royalty

We will be updating this page as we receive information about upcoming royal events, so be sure to check this page periodically. The events listed will be important events in home countries or events in foreign countries. Birthdays and wedding anniversaries will not be listed here unless they are milestones and official celebrations are planned. Information on births, anniversaries, and deaths can be seen at the daily Today in Royal History and the weekly Royal Birthdays and Anniversaries. National Days and public holidays related to royalty will also be listed as members of royal families often make appearances on those days.

While we focus on foreign events and important national events, members of royal families carry out many other engagements. Below is a selection of links listing engagements. Because a more complete listing of events is often found in the language of particular monarchies, some links are not in English and are noted.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, it is apparent that events have been canceled or postponed.

  • February 23 – Brunei – Brunei National Day, Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei and his family make appearances

– Brunei National Day, Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei and his family make appearances February 23 – Japan – The Emperor’s Birthday, a national holiday celebrated on the birthday of the reigning Emperor, currently Emperor Naruhito.

April 27 – Netherlands – King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will attend King’s Day. Koningsdag or King’s Day is a national holiday. Celebrated on April 27 (April 26 if April 27 is a Sunday), the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander and members of the royal family will attend the celebrations in Maastricht, the capital of the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.

May 13 – Cambodia – King Sihamoni‘s Birthday

– King Sihamoni‘s Birthday May 17 – Norway – Constitution Day, the National Day of Norway, the Norwegian Royal Family makes an appearance on the balcony of the Royal Palace in Oslo.

June 6 – Sweden – National Day of Sweden in honor of two historical events: Gustav Vasa being elected king (June 6, 1523) and the adoption of a new constitution (June 6, 1809). Members of the Swedish Royal Family make appearances.

– National Day of Sweden in honor of two historical events: Gustav Vasa being elected king (June 6, 1523) and the adoption of a new constitution (June 6, 1809). Members of the Swedish Royal Family make appearances. June – United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by members of the Royal Family will take the Salute at the Birthday Parade on Horse Guards (Trooping the Colour) at Whitehall, London and will witness a Fly-past by the Royal Air Force from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by members of the Royal Family will take the Salute at the Birthday Parade on Horse Guards (Trooping the Colour) at Whitehall, London and will witness a Fly-past by the Royal Air Force from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. June – United Kingdom – Garter Day: Members of The Most Noble Order of the Garter will participate in investing any new Companions, a procession, and a service at Windsor Castle.

– Garter Day: Members of The Most Noble Order of the Garter will participate in investing any new Companions, a procession, and a service at Windsor Castle. June 23 – Luxembourg – Grand Duke Henri’s Official Birthday/Luxembourgish National Day

  • July 17 – Lesotho – King’s Birthday, a public holiday celebrating the birth of King Letsie III, the current king.

– King’s Birthday, a public holiday celebrating the birth of King Letsie III, the current king. July 21 – Belgium – Belgian National Day, commemorates events on July 21, 1831, in which Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld swore allegiance to the new Belgian constitution and became the new nation’s first monarch, King Leopold I. The Belgian royal family makes appearances.

August 15 – Liechtenstein – Liechtenstein National Day celebrates the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption and the Reigning Prince’s birthday, the Princely Family makes appearances.

  • September 15 – Netherlands – Prinsjesdag, the third Tuesday of every September, King Willem-Alexander addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives to give the speech from the throne setting out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

– Prinsjesdag, the third Tuesday of every September, King Willem-Alexander addresses a joint session of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives to give the speech from the throne setting out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session. September 23 – Saudi Arabia – National Day of Saudi Arabia

October 12 – Spain – National Day of Spain (Fiesta Nacional de España), the Spanish Royal Family makes appearances

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