The royal family has a busy calendar this month, with plenty of major engagements taking place in October. Hello! Magazine has highlighted the most important dates on the royals’ schedule.
The family always has plenty of public engagements for their fans to look forward to, but while most are fairly run-of-the-mill, this month will see some milestone appearances from the young royals in particular.
Catherine Is Back From Maternity Leave
After months of absence from royal engagements, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, returns to work tomorrow. The duchess has been on maternity leave since late March, shortly before she gave birth to her and husband Duke of Cambridge Prince William’s third child, Prince Louis. In the interim, the duchess has been laying low, making just a few select public appearances in the past six months, including at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and at the Trooping the Colour in June.
For her first royal duty when she returns, Catherine will be visiting the Sayers Croft Trust Forest School and Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground in Surrey.
Harry And Meghan Set To Visit Sussex
Just last week, Kensington Palace shared the news that Harry and Meghan will be making their first visit to their namesake county of Sussex on October 3. The couple will visit both East and West Sussex, visiting Chichester, Bognor Regis, Brighton, and Peacehaven. They have a number of stops on their way, including opening the University of Chichester’s Engineering and Digital Technology Park and a tour of the Royal Pavilion.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make their first official visit to Sussex on 3rd October.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 27, 2018
In West Sussex they will see the historic Sussex Declaration & open @chiuni Tech Park. In East Sussex they will visit the Royal Pavilion, @SurvivorsnetBtn & Peacehaven Youth Centre. pic.twitter.com/eDlyRUlSKs
Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding
The royal family gets to celebrate two big weddings this year, with Harry’s first cousin Princess Eugenie set to tie the knot with Jack Brooksbank on October 12. The couple announced their engagement back in January and shared that they would also be marrying in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same venue chosen by Harry and Meghan for their May wedding.
The two-day affair will likely include the most important members of the royal family but is also believed to be a star-studded event, per the Inquisitr, with the likes of George and Amal Clooney on the guest list. Others touted to have been on the receiving end of an invitation include David and Victoria Beckham, Robbie Williams (whose daughter Teddy is rumored to be a bridesmaid), Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, and Sir Elton John.
Harry And Meghan Go On Tour
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already embarked on their first official overseas trip to Ireland, but this month they will undertake a much bigger tour Down Under as they visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga. Their 16-day tour from October 16-31 will see them visiting Sydney, Melbourne, Fraser Island, Wellington, and Auckland.
The tour has been set up to coincide with the Invictus Games, according to Inquisitr, taking place in Sydney this year, which the couple will both open and close on their trip.
Find out more about The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Autumn Tour ???????????????????????????????? here: https://t.co/7nLKIKrOM3— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 10, 2018
Dutch State Visit
Queen Elizabeth will host King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at Buckingham Palace on October 23 and 24 for an official visit. During their stay, they will be treated to the traditional state banquet to be held in their honor. Senior members of the royal family are usually in attendance at such affairs, meaning fans of the Duchess of Cambridge might get their first chance to see her all decked out in an evening gown and tiara for the first time in months.
Announcement of a State Visit by The King and Queen of The Netherlands from 23 to 24 October 2018: https://t.co/f3PCyj0J32— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 3, 2018
Prince Louis Is 6-Months-Old
On October 23, the baby prince will be 6-months-old, and William and Catherine may choose to release a photo of their sweet baby boy, as they did with Princess Charlotte in 2015 to commemorate the six-month mark. Royal fans last got a glimpse of the youngest member of the family in July when he was christened.