December 31, 2013

Review: The year 2013 in pictures

Just when you think it's going to be a quiet year and nothing really spectacular will happen - it does! My, oh my, we have two new kings, one baby, one on the way.
Are you ready? Let's go through it step by step.

In January little Athena celebrated her first birthday with having new official pictures released.

The new year was just 28 days old when Queen Beatrix addressed to her people and announced her abdication, taking place at Queen's Day on April 30th.
The abdication and inauguration was celebrated with many foreign Royals and on several occasions.

On June 8th, Princess Madeleine got married to Chris O'Neill in Stockholm.

King Albert announced on July 3rd that he will also abdicate in favour of his son, Prince Philippe. His inauguration took place on July 21st, the Belgian National Day.

The most exhausting job this year? Being a British journalist. On July 1st, they took their places in front of the hospital where Kate would give birth and waited... and waited.
Until finally, on July 22nd little Prince George of Cambridge was born.

After happy events, there are also sad ones. On August 12th the Dutch Royal House announces the death of Prince Friso, who had been in a coma after a skiing accident in 2012. He died one day after his wife Mabel's birthday.

Three months after their wedding, Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill announced that they are expecting their first child. It was made public, not planned though, that the baby is a girl and due on February 25th.

In September King Carl Gustaf celebrated his 40th throne jubilee.

Prince George's christening took place on October 23rd and since it was a private ceremony we can only enjoy the cute official picture ;)

And that was is. Quiet a busy year.
My guesses for 2014? Two pregnancy announcements but no baby except for Madeleine's next year.
What do you think?

I wish you all a very happy new year 2014 with health, luck, love and whatever your wishes are :)


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you too. 2013 has certainly been a very royal year! Looking forward to more! Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you.... and 1000 thanks for all the wonderful pictures of the princesses' dresses
worn in 2013!

Anonymous said...

Why isn't there any news about the Belgian royal family in this post and on your blog?!