At 93, Queen Elizabeth II is still expected to perform her duties to the British people in areas of public and charitable services each year. This includes attending more than 2,000 official engagements and hosting over 70,000 guests at dinners, lunches, receptions and garden parties.
But the Queen can’t do it all on her own. This is why the extended royal family are integral in performing the multitude of services and responsibilities on behalf of Her Majesty.
Despite being the newest member of the royal family, Meghan attended 45 events in the UK and 51 overseas engagements in 2018 according to the UK newspaper The Times. In addition to public engagements, she’s expected at private royal family get-togethers as well.
Here are 10 events Meghan Markle can’t miss during the royal calendar year.
March 8th is International Women’s Day. Meghan has already shown her commitment to empowering women and encouraging equal rights by participating on a panel organized by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
Meghan will be expected to attend Commonwealth Day Service, usually held the second Monday in March. Every year the 53 member states announce a theme to highlight and promote cooperation on global issues.
Easter church services will be a familiar location to Meghan fans. Every year the royal family attend Easter church services at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle where Meghan and Harry tied the knot in 2018.
Meghan will certainly attend Trooping the Colour the second Saturday in June. Regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies present their colors to Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony dating back to the 17th century. Traditionally, the day also celebrates the official birthday of the British sovereign.
After the ceremonies, Meghan will join the Queen and her extended family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a Royal Air Force flyover.
Meghan, Harry, and Archie will certainly become familiar with Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth II’s summer home in Scotland. Arriving in July and departing in early October, The Queen surrounds herself with family and friends during this mostly private vacation. Depending on her schedule, Meghan and her family may stay for just a few days or up to a couple of weeks.