This year, Wimbledon was cancelled for the first time since World War Two because of the coronavirus pandemic.The tennis tournament, which is usually a staple in the British sporting calendar, should have gone ahead between 29 June and 12 July, but the All England Club made the choice to postpone the event in April because of COVID-19 restrictions.That doesn’t stop us from taking a look back at the very best royal moments from the iconic event.From photos of a young Prince William alongside Princess Diana to a peek at one of the Queen’s four Wimbledon appearances, grab your strawberries and cream and let’s reminisce.
This year marks the first time the Queen has missed Royal Ascot during her 68-year reign.While the annual equestrian event hasn’t been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, like many other events globally, it will go ahead this week with no spectators.The monarch is a long-standing fan of the annual British horse racing competition and attends every year - usually making multiple appearances throughout the race’s week-long duration.Looking back at photos of Her Majesty at the event, it’s clear to see how much she enjoys attending. Often criticised for looking stern at public engagements, the Queen is pictured beaming from ear to ear in the majority of photographs taken at Ascot.The Queen’s been riding horses herself since the age of three and keeps up with her hobby today - despite her 94 years. The monarch was photographed riding her 14-year-old Fell pony, Fern, at the start of the month in Windsor.She also recently approved a Horse and Hound feature profiling her love of all things equestrian.Many of the Queen’s family members have inherited her passion, but it’s the monarch’s granddaughter Zara Tindall - Princess Anne’s youngest - who has most clearly picked up the baton.The mum-of-two became individual European champion riding Toytown at Blenheim in 2005 and went on to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
The Queen loves lily of the valleys, while Prince Charles can't get enough of delphiniums.
Queen Elizabeth's go-to luxury bag brand, Launer, launch new range to celebrate the monarch's 94th birthday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will give up the “royal highness” titles and will not receive public funding, following their decision to step away from the royal family, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday — coincidentally, the morning after Bill Maher prodded them to “go all the way” and completely separate themselves from the House of Windsor.Queen Elizabeth II, in a statement, said she was happy to have “found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.” Buckingham Palace added that Harry and Markle will repay about $3 million worth of taxpayer money that was used to renovate their home near Windsor Castle.Bill Maher, during Friday’s episode of “Real Time,” applauded the couple for their decision to step away from royal duties and move to Canada — but added that they could do more.Also Read: Prince Harry Pitched Meghan Markle's Voice Acting to Bob Iger at 'Lion King' Premiere“I give Harry and Meghan some credit, but not a lot,” Maher said. “If they want to be seen as a modern couple way hipper than the other stuffy ones in the family, okay, then go all the way and say it. Say, We’re not just taking a step back from royalty, we’re renouncing the whole outdated, racist, anachronistic lot of it. We’re saying loud and proud, what is this bulls— that some people are royal?”Maher added: “Do you want to be remembered for greatness? Then burn your boats completely. Say it’s 2020, I hereby decree this birthright nonsense from the Middle Ages is stupid.” Watch Maher’s commentary at the bottom.Saturday’s announcement comes after Harry and Markle announced last week they wanted to step down from being active, senior members of the royal family. Buckingham Palace said they will not be active members as of “spring 2020.”Read original story Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Drop ‘Royal Highness’ Titles, Hours After Bill Maher Urged Them to Ditch Royal Family At TheWrap
They said their "thoughts and prayers" are with those caught up in the devastation.
The portrait was released to mark the start of a new decade for the royals.
The Queen and Prince Philip mark 72 years of marriage today.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among the first to congratulate them with a sweet throwback snap on their official Twitter account. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also marked the occasion with a throwback photo of the couple - Harry’s grandparents - on Instagram.The Queen, then Princess Elizabeth, wed Philip at Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947 aged just 21 years old.They met when they were teenagers, with their relationship enduring the Second World War.Although Philip retired from public duty in 2017, they’ve captured many happy memories throughout the years and had four children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The actress says she spoke "gobbledygook" throughout her intimate royal meeting.