Queen Elizabeth II shines during polo match, plus best photos of the world’s royals in 2021 | Gallery
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Say goodbye to 2021 by joining Wonderwall.com as we look back at some of the best photos of the world’s royals this year, starting with this cheerful snapshotâ¦ Queen Elizabeth II – a lifelong horse lover – beamed for The Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup polo match and horse-drawn carriage demonstration hosted by the British Driving Society at the Guards Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn, Egham, England on July 11.
Read on for more awesome photos of the Global Royal Family in 2021 …
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The Royal Family of Bhutan – His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Her Majesty Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck and their Young Sons, His Royal Highness Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel and His Royal Highness Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck – extended their best wishes to their people for the new year on january 1. 1.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended a state banquet at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on November 24 in honor of the two-day state visit of the Spanish royal family to Sweden.
Prince George – the future king – smiled in a photo taken by his mother, Duchess Kate, in Norfolk in July to mark his eighth birthday on July 22.
The siblings of Princess Caroline of Hanover, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Stephanie of Monaco – the three children of the late Princess Grace, aka American film star Grace Kelly, and Prince Rainier – made sign from the balcony of the Prince’s Palace during celebrations to mark National Principality Day on November 19.
Duchess Kate and Prince William posted this photo of Princess Charlotte – which Kate took in Norfolk, England – to mark her 6th birthday on May 2.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan looked glamorous as they arrived at the Salute to Freedom Gala at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City on November 10.
Months before the ups and downs of her ongoing health issues made headlines along with speculation about her marriage to Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene of Monaco donned a black lace veil to attend the service King Goodwill Zwelithini Memorial at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, South Africa – she grew up in the country – on March 18.
Princess Leonor and her father, King Felipe of Spain, visit the country’s Santa Maria del Puerto de Somiedo, which has been honored as the best Asturian village in 2021, the day after the Princesa de Asturias awards ceremony on October 23 – fair a few days before her 16th birthday on Halloween.
Sisters – and new moms – Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York attended an intimate dinner hosted by Sofia Blunt – the wife of music star James Blunt – to launch the Loci vegan sneakers benefiting the Blue Marine Foundation in London on November 17th.
Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince Charles and the grieving Princess Anne stood solemnly behind the coffin of their father, Prince Philip, in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, ahead of the Duke’s funeral ceremony from Edinburgh to St. George’s Chapel on April 17th.
Duchess Kate smiled at her husband Prince William as they hosted a drive-through cinema screening of Disney’s “Cruella” for Scottish NHS workers at Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland on May 26.
In August, Britain’s Prince Andrew was sued in US civil court by Virginia Giuffre, an alleged victim of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who claims the royal sexually assaulted her at Epstein’s properties while ‘she was 17, which he denied. On November 6, the besieged Duke of York was pictured on an early morning horseback ride with a groom in Windsor, England, near his home, Royal Lodge.
Queen Elizabeth II had a blast on day two of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in England on July 2.
On April 22, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited Ahoy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, location of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, to talk about the challenges of hosting such a large event.
The Royal Brides Duchess Camilla, Duchess Kate and Sophie, Countess of Wessex performed in the program during the National Service of Remembrance in London on November 14.
That’s a lot of royalty! Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI of Spain, King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, as well as Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden posed before d ‘attend a state banquet at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden on November 11. 24 to honor the visiting Spanish royal family.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II had fun at an event celebrating “The Big Lunch” at The Eden Project near St. Austell, in the southwest of England, on June 11.
Duchess Kate and a paired Prince George and Prince William appeared in the stands during the UEFA EURO 2020 final between Italy and England in London on July 11.
The coffin of military veteran Prince Philip was driven on top of a Land Rover – which he helped design only for this purpose years earlier – through Windsor Castle to St. George, where his funeral took place, on April 17.
The family of the Crown Princess of Sweden – Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and their children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar (along with their dog, Rio!) – posed for a family photo on the pitch from their home, Haga Castle, Sweden in May.
Queen Rania of Jordan met the First Lady of the United States, Dr Jill Biden, at the White House on July 19 while accompanying her husband King Abdullah II and his son Crown Prince Al Hussein on a visit to work in Washington, DC
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands posed with their daughters – Princess Alexia, Princess Amalia and Princess Ariadne – during their family summer photoshoot at Huis ten Bosch Palace in The Hague in the Netherlands, July 16.
Prince Philippos of Greece married Nina Flohr at the Mariae Annunciation Cathedral in Athens, Greece on October 23.
Queen Elizabeth II is pictured in the Grand Chamber of the House of Lords in Westminster with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during the official opening of Parliament in London on May 11.
Five weeks after giving birth to her first child, daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Beatrice attended the wedding of Prince Philippos of Greece and airline heiress Nina Flohr in Athens on October 23.
Denmark’s royal twins – Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – posed for a portrait on their 10th birthday on January 8.
Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex were all smiles when they arrived to watch the second day of competition during Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse in the Berkshire region of England on June 16.
Lady Louise Windsor – the daughter of British Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex – participated in the “Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of The British Driving Society” on day four of the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle on July 4th. has been a big year for Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter: she turned 18 in November.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attended the first day of Royal Ascot 2021 at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England on June 15.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden posed with their sons Prince Alexander, Prince Gabriel and Prince Julian during Julian’s christening at Drottningholm Palace in Ekero, Sweden on August 14.
Prince Albert II of Monaco stood on the balcony of his home, the Prince’s Palace, with his twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, who were holding signs saying “We miss you mom” and “I love you mom” , during the army parade which is part of the official celebrations marking the Principality’s national holiday, on November 19. On the same day he confirmed that his wife, Princess Charlene, had sought treatment for “exhaustion, both emotional and physical,” said after returning from South Africa where she battled health problems During months.
All eyes were on brothers Prince William and Prince Harry as they walked to Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London for the unveiling of a statue they had commissioned from their mother Diana, Princess of Wales , to celebrate his legacy on what would have been his 60th birthday on July 1.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan spoke on stage during the Global Citizen Live Festival 2021 at the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City on September 25. The trip to New York City marked their first public appearances as a couple since welcoming their second child, daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana, in June.
He’s getting so big! Prince Louis posed on his bike the week of his 3rd birthday in a photo taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace shortly before he left for his first day at Willcocks Nursery School. Kensington Palace released the new photo a day before her birthday, April 23.
Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and their children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar all dressed up in their home, Haga Castle, to celebrate Sweden’s National Day on June 6.
Prince Christian of Denmark posed with his family – grandmother Queen Margrethe II, parents Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, and siblings Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – after have been confirmed into the Church of Denmark during a ceremony at the Fredensborg Palace Church in Fredensborg, Denmark on May 15.
Queen Elizabeth II, his heirs and their wives – Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, and Prince William and Duchess Kate – arrived at a reception for G7 leaders at Project Eden in Cornwall, England, during the summit of the G7 on June 11.
Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles when she left after opening the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum during a visit to Stirling Castle in Stirling, Scotland on June 29.
Olympic-medalist rider Zara Tindall – who is the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II – competed for the first time since the birth of her third child, Lucas, at the Barbury International Horse Trials in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England on 8 July. Her son arrived in March. .
British Prince Charles – known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland – tasted a glass of whiskey during a visit to the Grampian Highland Games Gathering at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, Grampian, Scotland, August 14.
Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Earl of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence followed the coffin of the Duke of ‘Edinburgh in a ceremonial procession during the funeral of Prince Philip at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England on April 17.
Swedish Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and their children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, posed with their royal neighbors – Crown Prince of Norway Haakon, his wife Princess Mette-Marit and their daughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra – on the Swedish island of Gotland in September.