Queen Elizabeth’s Health Crisis, Princess Eugenie’s Heartbreak, And More Of 2021’s Top Royal News

This has been a wild year in the British royal household, thanks in large measure to the damaging claims made. Prince HarryHis wife Meghan Markle. They haven’t been the only members of the royal family to make headlines, however. Our news feed has been dominated by Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Princess Eugenie, and Kate Middleton this year.  

Queen Elizabeth abruptly cancelled a planned trip to Northern Ireland in the early fall. This triggered a wave of concern about the monarch, now 95 years old. The more information that came out about the canceled trip, the more serious the queen’s seemingly declining health appeared. This happened after Prince Philip, her husband for 74 years, died in April.

A lighter note: Prince William and Kate Middleton broke royal protocol during a private family vacation earlier this year. We’ve got the skinny on which rule the Cambridges apparently broke, and why the rule was implemented in the first place. 

In 2021, Princess Eugenie had highs and lows. The birth of August, her son, was her greatest high point. It was an intimate ceremony that took place last month. Just before that christening, however, came one of the lows as Eugenie’s family experienced a heartbreaking loss. 

You want to know what the royal family was up to in 2018? We’ve got you covered with our top royal stories from 2021.

Queen Elizabeth Suddenly Cancels Trip, Here’s What’s Happening With The 95-Year-Old Monarch

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Queen Elizabeth’s health has been in the news a lot during the latter half of the year after the 95-year-old monarch canceled several royal appearances, including a scheduled trip to Northern Ireland in late October. After being advised by doctors that she needed to rest, the queen cancelled many of her scheduled appearances, even the most anticipated.

Buckingham Palace has remained silent about the problems plaguing Queen Elizabeth II, but you can read what they ruled out here.

Kate Middleton, Prince William Convicted Of Breaking Royal Protocol with Family Vacation

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Prince William and Kate Middleton, like many families with young children enjoy family vacations as well as time alone with their children. William and Middleton must adhere to strict royal protocol even when they travel for personal reasons. Though young Prince George is still a kid, even he’s not an exception to this rule that governs the heirs to the British throne. 

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Heartbreak For Princess Eugenie Days Before Son’s Christening

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Just a few days before the christening of her first child, baby August, Princess Eugenie’s family was hit with heartbreaking news. Eugenie, who married her husband Jack Brooksbank in a beautiful ceremony in 2018, had a death in her small family in the week leading up to her infant son’s traditional, yet intimate, christening.

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