Thursday, January 12, 2012

Royal Anniversaries: 2012

The year 2012 has MANY major events, many of which are royal-related. There are TWO major Jubilees in 2012: Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Margrethe II. Queen Elizabeth is celebrating 60 years on the throne and Queen Margrethe is celebrating 40 years as Ruler. There are also several major wedding anniversaries in 2012: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip are celebrating #65, and Queen Margarethe and Prince Henrik are
celebrating their 45th, and the Spanish King & Queen are celebrating their 50th.

Great Britain:

Of all of the Royals that are discussed here at The Royal Fanzine the British are probably the most well known. Many of our readers are probably well aware that Queen Elizabeth is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year (60 years) on 6 February (1952). Another known fact is that she and Prince Phillip are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on 20 November (1947). In birthdays, it's the year Prince William (and his wife, The Duchess of Cambridge) turn 30 and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be 65.


Celebrations have already begun for the lesser known major royal succession anniversary, Queen Margrethe II is celebrating 40 years as Queen of Denmark as of 14 January (1972). In addition to her succuession, the Queen of Denmark is also celebrating 45 years as a married woman in June.

Principality of Lichtenstein

Prince Hans-Adam II & Princess Marie are celebrating 45 years as a married couple in July 2012.

King Mohammed VI & Princess Lalla Salma are celebrating their 10th anniversary in March. In the past decade the Royal Dou have two children: Crown Prince Moulay Hassan (born 8 May 2003) and Princess Lalla Khadija (born 28 February 2007).


While their daughter's marriages seem to be on the rocks (Infanta Elena has been divorced since 2009 and Infanta Cristina's husband has recently been banned from royal events due to his involvement with a scandal), the King & Queen of Spain have managed to keep it together for 50 years come Mid-May (14 May).

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