2018 promises to be an exciting year for the royals across the world. My top five royal events to look forward to in 2018 are listed below:
The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child in April and subsequent christening a few months later. As its older brother and sister before them, it is expected to be born in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London.
Everyone loves a wedding, and we will get to enjoy another royal wedding in May when Prince Harry marries American-born Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel in Windsor. They will wed on 19 May, but the United Kingdom will not get a bank holiday. Nevertheless, the nation is expected to have celebrations all across the country. It is expected to bring in millions of pounds in revenue from tourism, as a result.
The Duke and Duchess’s third child will not be the only royal baby born in early 2018. Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O’Neill’s third child is due in March. It is expected the child will be christened roughly three months later with Madeleine’s brother-in-law, Prince Daniel widely tipped to be a godparent.
We can also look forward to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of Norway and Sweden at the end of January and beginning of February. I, for one, hope that they are able to take Prince George and Princess Charlotte along. I would love to see a playdate in Sweden with George and Charlotte and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. The chances are not very high, but one can hope!
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will turn 50 on 26 May, and he has invited people to a 5k in the five largest cities in Denmark on 21 May called the Royal Run. The Crown Prince intends to run a little over one and a half kilometres in each city, with the exception of the capital of Copenhagen where he will run ten kilometres. Other events are expected during the week, and it is assumed that royals from across Europe will be in town to help him celebrate. A new authorised Danish biography of him by Jens Andersen will also be released to coincide with his birthday called Under The Beam.