Upcoming Royal Events


We will be updating this page as we receive information about upcoming royal events, so be sure to check this page periodically. The events listed will be important events in home countries or events in foreign countries. Birthdays and wedding anniversaries will not be listed here unless they are milestones and official celebrations are planned. Information on births, anniversaries, and deaths can be seen at the daily Today in Royal History and the weekly Royal Birthdays and Anniversaries. National Days and public holidays related to royalty will also be listed as members of royal families often make appearances on those days.

While we focus on foreign events and important national events, members of royal families carry out many other engagements. Below is a selection of links listing engagements. Because a more complete listing of events is often found in the language of particular monarchies, some links are not in English and are noted.


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  • December 17 – BhutanNational Day of Bhutan marking the coronation of Ugyen Wangchuck as the first Dragon King of modern Bhutan. The current Dragon King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, gives a speech.
  • December 18 – Qatar – Qatar National Day, commemorates the assumption of power by Emir Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani in 1878
  • December 23 – JapanThe Emperor’s Birthday (Tennō Tanjōbi) is a national holiday in the Japanese calendar. Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko and other members of the Imperial Family, appears on a palace balcony to acknowledge the birthday congratulations of the crowd (Note: Because Emperor Akihito is due to abdicate on April 30, 2019, this holiday will not be observed in 2019.  The next celebration will be on February 23, 2020, the birthday of Crown Prince Naruhito who will become Emperor of Japan when his father abdicates.)



MARCH 2019

APRIL 2019

  • April 27 – NetherlandsKoningsdag or King’s Day is a national holiday. Celebrated on April 27 (April 26 if April 27 is a Sunday), the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander.

April 30 – Japan – Abdication of Emperor Akihito

MAY 2019

May 1 – Japan – Enthronement of Crown Prince Naruhito as Emperor of Japan