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Old 04-07-2014, 03:21 AM
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Total figures for individual years from 2000 onwards

I am doing this for anyone who is interested.

The other note for 2000 I wish to add at this point is that having been a reader of the CC with serious intent since 2012 I found it interesting that at one point Andrew and Edward were listed as undertaking an official duty as Counsellors of State - they received an Ambassador who was relinquishing his post. This is a normal engagement for HM. She does about 20 of these a year. Edward is no longer a CoS of course, since Harry turned 21 but I found it interesting that when they actual carried out an official duty that was listed that way.

There was also a note made last week - by me I think - about the way The Queen's visit to The Pope was described in the CC. It wasn't a one off last week as the visit in 2000 was listed exactly the same way - except for the name of the Pope.

Here are the figures for 2000:

HM The Queen - 560,
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - 439,
HM The Queen Mother - 55,
HRH The Prince of Wales - 598,
HRH Prince William of Wales - 4,
HRH Prince Henry of Wales - 4,
HRH The Duke of York - 326,
HRH Princess Beatrice of York - 2,
HRH Princess Eugenie of York -2,
HRH The Earl of Wessex - 180,
HRH The Countess of Wessex - 120,
HRH The Princess Royal - 602,
Tim Laurence - 32,
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden - 48,
HRH Princess Alice of Gloucester - 4,
HRH The Duke of Gloucester - 210,
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester - 151,
HRH The Duke of Kent - 259,
HRH The Duchess of Kent - 5,
HRH Prince Michael of Kent - 8,
HRH Princess Michael of Kent - 6,
HRH Princess Alexandra - 168,
Angus Ogilvy - 67,
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:14 AM
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Here are the figures for 2001.

HM The Queen - 478
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - 362
HM The Queen Mother - 50
HRH The Prince of Wales - 568
HRH Prince William of Wales - 6
HRH Prince Henry of Wales - 2
HRH The Duke of York - 336
HRH Princess Beatrice of York - 2
HRH Princess Eugenie of York -2
HRH The Earl of Wessex - 181
HRH The Countess of Wessex - 125
HRH The Princess Royal - 571
Tim Laurence - 21
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden - 5
HRH Princess Alice of Gloucester - 1
HRH The Duke of Gloucester - 195
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester - 143
HRH The Duke of Kent - 229
HRH The Duchess of Kent - 4
HRH Prince Michael of Kent - 7
HRH Princess Michael of Kent - 2
HRH Princess Alexandra - 154
Angus Ogilvy - 61
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:33 PM
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Bertie, you are indefatigable! My hat is off to you.
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Fabulous, ILB, thanks for doing this!
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:12 PM
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It is fun to read the past engagements of the royals and to see the ones that appear year after year that we don't see reported such as The Queen presented prizes at Sandringham to children for church attendance - every year - a nice acknowledgement for the children.

I also have enjoyed reading the different way that the CC referred to the Queen Mum compared to the other royals - CLARENCE HOUSE:
Mrs. Elspeth Thomas today had the honour of being received by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, President, the British Red Cross Society, when Her Majesty presented her with The Queen's Badge of Honour and Certificate.

With other royals from 2000 to the present the wording is the more simple - HM/HRH xxx received yyyy for some reason or another.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:19 AM
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It is fun to read the past engagements of the royals and to see the ones that appear year after year that we don't see reported such as The Queen presented prizes at Sandringham to children for church attendance - every year - a nice acknowledgement for the children.

I also have enjoyed reading the different way that the CC referred to the Queen Mum compared to the other royals - CLARENCE HOUSE:
Mrs. Elspeth Thomas today had the honour of being received by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, President, the British Red Cross Society, when Her Majesty presented her with The Queen's Badge of Honour and Certificate.

With other royals from 2000 to the present the wording is the more simple - HM/HRH xxx received yyyy for some reason or another.
Thanks for the hard work. I do think the real enjoyment in life has to do with the details. Knowing of the special treatment of the Queen Mum is dear!

I looked at engagements this week online just now. There is a listing for the Duke of Gloucester for the 15th: "will NOT NOW visit the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate, Yorkshire." That's new.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:21 AM
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These are my figures for the Golden Jubilee Year of 2002. The Queen was very busy as was the Duke with many, many days seeing them visiting a place and undertaking 10 - 12 engagements during the day - visiting different places throughout the town, having a formal reception and a luncheon and often a church service as well to acknowledge the Golden Jubilee. I remember that Philip, when asked what event he was most looking forward to about that year, replied 'August when we get to Balmoral' and looking at these figures I can understand why - May, June and July saw the pair of them doing - The Queen - 332 and Philip - 318

The one engagement for The Queen Mum was the funeral of Princess Margaret. This is the final time that either of them will appear due to their deaths in February and March, 2002.


This was also the first full year for Edward and Sophie as during 2000 and 2001 they were both working full-time but in 2002 they took up a full round of engagements to help out during the Golden Jubilee.

Additional notes - Princess Alice's figures do not include anything to do with either The Queen Mother's funeral or the Jubilee events. Angus Ogilvy didn't accompany Alexandra until June which was unusual but I suspect he may already have had the cancer that killed him in 2005 by then.

Here are the figures for 2002.

HM The Queen - 717
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - 645
HM The Queen Mother - 1
HRH The Prince of Wales - 588
HRH Prince William of Wales - 7
HRH Prince Henry of Wales - 9
HRH The Duke of York - 444
HRH Princess Beatrice of York - 6
HRH Princess Eugenie of York - 6
HRH The Earl of Wessex - 414
HRH The Countess of Wessex - 354
HRH The Princess Royal - 557
Tim Laurence - 23
HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden - 0
HRH Princess Alice of Gloucester - 5
HRH The Duke of Gloucester - 242
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester - 171
HRH The Duke of Kent - 247
HRH The Duchess of Kent - 6
HRH Prince Michael of Kent - 14
HRH Princess Michael of Kent - 13
HRH Princess Alexandra - 171
Angus Ogilvy - 22

Total number of royals doing duties at beginning of 2002 = 23
Total number of royals doing duties at end of 2002 = 21

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Well done Bertie! This is so fascinating to read. I had no idea the Queen had ever done so many engagements - over 700 in one year!
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Thank you ILuvBertie for taking the time to tally these engagements.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:20 PM
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Here are the figures for 2003.

Sophie seems a bit down here but she was pregnant with Louise for the second half of the year and still managed to do 175 during the year.

It is also clear how many Jubilee events were done in 2002 when the figures for those two years are compared with both The Queen and Philip down nearly 200 each from 2002 to 2003.

It is also interesting to note that in 2003 full lists of who attended things like the Trooping the Colour weren't given and I was also surprised how often Michael attended a reception without his wife or without her being mentioned as also attending. As Angus is often listed I must assume that Marie-Christine didn't attend at all.

I find it also interesting that even the hardest workers now are doing less than they were 10 years ago - signs of the aging of the British Royal Family.

Here are the figures for 2003

HM The Queen - 531
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - 438
HRH The Prince of Wales - 589
HRH Prince William of Wales - 6
HRH Prince Henry of Wales - 1
HRH The Duke of York - 414
HRH Princess Beatrice of York - 0
HRH Princess Eugenie of York - 0
HRH The Earl of Wessex - 427
HRH The Countess of Wessex - 175
HRH The Princess Royal - 569
Tim Laurence - 32
HRH Princess Alice of Gloucester - 4
HRH The Duke of Gloucester - 221
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester - 153
HRH The Duke of Kent - 205
HRH The Duchess of Kent - 0
HRH Prince Michael of Kent - 10
HRH Princess Michael of Kent - 2
HRH Princess Alexandra - 177
Angus Ogilvy - 52

Total for 2003 = 4006 down 656 from 2002 and up 319 over the total done in 2013.
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Any news on more recent years?
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:35 PM
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As I am on school holidays again I will be doing a few more updates.

Each year takes about 20 hours to do but yes expect another update within the next 24 - 48 hours.
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:47 AM
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Here are my figures for 2004. Interesting for me was to see how much Sophie did that year – having had Louise late the year before. I have removed The Queen Mum and Princess Margaret from the earlier lists as they both were deceased in 2002. When I do the 2005 update I will also remove Princess Alice and Angus Ogilvy as they died in 2004.

Here are the figures for 2004, age turned in 2004, figures for 2013, age turned in 2013, and the difference between the two years.

HM The Queen - 517
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - 415
HRH The Prince of Wales - 557
HRH Prince William of Wales - 4
HRH Prince Henry of Wales - 2
HRH The Duke of York - 494
HRH Princess Beatrice of York - 0
HRH Princess Eugenie of York -0
HRH The Earl of Wessex - 389
HRH The Countess of Wessex - 185
HRH The Princess Royal - 578
Tim Laurence - 54
HRH Princess Alice of Gloucester - 0
HRH The Duke of Gloucester - 220
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester - 162
HRH The Duke of Kent - 197
HRH The Duchess of Kent - 1
HRH Prince Michael of Kent - 4
HRH Princess Michael of Kent - 3
HRH Princess Alexandra - 132
Angus Ogilvy - 12
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Here are my figures for 2005. This was the year that saw Camilla enter the royal family of course. A note about the Duchess of Kent whose name appeared 6 times during the year – these were mainly church services such as funerals and memorial services – the funeral and later memorial service for Angus Ogilvy and the memorial service for the Duchess of Gloucester make up 3/6 but she did attend a reception at BP to do with music which I though was nice to see. William’s engagements largely came on his visit Down Under with two events where he laid wreaths to do with the commemorations of the end of WWII while others were watching the Rugby – which from memory was the reason he actually went to NZ. Andrew was very busy as Trade Representative with many weeks away from home on behalf of the nation and we should remember that Beatrice didn’t go to boarding school so presumably Sarah was at home during this time or…did Beatrice stay with her grandparents when her father went overseas??? I think it is interesting as well that we are constantly being told that Sophie only worked part-time when she was a new mum and yet she is averaging around 200 a year in the first two years of being a new mum.


HM The Queen - 489
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh - 403
HRH The Prince of Wales - 475
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall – 168
HRH Prince William of Wales - 9
HRH Prince Henry of Wales - 2
HRH The Duke of York - 505
HRH Princess Beatrice of York - 0
HRH Princess Eugenie of York -0
HRH The Earl of Wessex - 327
HRH The Countess of Wessex - 226
HRH The Princess Royal - 616
Tim Laurence - 84, (age 50)
HRH The Duke of Gloucester - 242
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester - 176
HRH The Duke of Kent - 219
HRH The Duchess of Kent - 6
HRH Prince Michael of Kent - 13
HRH Princess Michael of Kent - 12
HRH Princess Alexandra - 101

TOTAL:
2005 – 4073
2013 – 3687

Last year they did 386 engagements fewer than were done in 2005.
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Comparing Sophie's figures to Kate's figures is embarrassing for Kate. Sophie was apparently "part time" when she first had children as she wanted to be near her kids (naturally), yet she still managed to do 200 odd engagements. I know people say that William is not a "full time" Royal but even so - he is 2nd in line to the throne...Sophie married the 7th in line (at the time) to the throne and still manages to do more.

Thank you so much for doing this!
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Sophie did not marry a "full time royal"...Edward worked when she met and married him. He only became a full time Royal in 2002, the same year Sophie did. Yes they did learn the ropes from their husbands, which Catherine can do/has done over the past 3 years.

This is not the place to discuss this though, so we shall go back to topic.
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