01 January 2017

A New Year of Bejeweled Royal Events

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Happy 2017, everyone! I hope your new year is full of health, wealth, and happiness. Here's a look at some of the events we'll be covering here this year. Which jewels are you hoping to see this year?

-- New Year's Levee #1 in Denmark, attended by Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, and Princess Marie (Jan 1)
-- New Year's Levees #2 and #3 in Denmark, attended by Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik, and Crown Princess Mary (Jan 3)
-- New Year's Levee #4 in Denmark, attended by Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik, and Crown Princess Mary (Jan 4)
-- State visit from the President of Iceland to Denmark (Jan 24-26)

-- King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands make a working visit to Germany (Feb 7-10)
-- 80th Birthday of King Harald V of Norway (Feb 18)
-- Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visit the Middle East (Feb 28-Mar 3)

MARCH 2017
-- State visit from the President of Argentina to the Netherlands
-- Commonwealth Day in the UK (Mar 13)
-- Rose Ball in Monaco (Mar 19)

APRIL 2017
-- State visit from the President of Mexico to Norway
-- Royal Maundy Service in the UK (Apr 13)
-- Easter Sunday (Apr 16)
-- 50th Birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (Apr 27)

MAY 2017
-- State Opening of Parliament in the UK
-- Constitution Day in Norway (May 17)

JUNE 2017
-- Wedding of Ernst August of Hanover (Summer 2017)
-- National Day in Sweden (Jun 6)
-- 50th Wedding Anniversary of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark (Jun 10; will be celebrated privately)
-- Trooping the Colour (Jun 17)
-- Garter Day (Jun 19)
-- Royal Ascot (Jun 20-24)
-- National Day in Luxembourg (Jun 23)

JULY 2017
-- 80th Birthday of Queen Sonja of Norway (Jul 4)
-- 40th Birthday of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Jul 14)
-- 70th Birthday of the Duchess of Cornwall (Jul 17)
-- National Day in Belgium (Jul 21)
-- 65th Birthday of the King of Thailand (Jul 28)
-- 50th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein (Jul 30)

-- 85th Birthday of Queen Sirikit of Thailand (Aug 12)
-- National Day in Liechtenstein (Aug 15)
-- 20th Anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (Aug 31)

-- 80th Birthday of Queen Paola of Belgium (Sep 11)
-- Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands (Sep 19)

-- National Day in Spain (Oct 12)
-- 50th Birthday of Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein (Oct 28)

-- Remembrance Sunday in the UK (Nov 12)
-- National Day in Monaco (Nov 19)
-- 70th Wedding Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the Duke of Edinburgh (Nov 20)

-- Nobel Prize Ceremonies in Sweden and Norway (Dec 10)
-- Nobel King's Dinner in Stockholm (Dec 11)
-- 25th Wedding Anniversary of the Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence (Dec 12)
-- Emperor's Birthday in Japan (Dec 23)

PS: Today is also The Court Jeweller's birthday! The blog was officially launched on New Year's Day in 2014. Thank you all for reading for the past three years!