Pictures of the royal family

Each year working Members of the Royal Family carry out over 2,000 official engagements in the UK and overseas. These engagements vary greatly, from visits to community initiatives, to welcoming visiting Heads of State, meeting guests at official Garden Parties and presenting members of the public with their honours at Investiture ceremonies. Members of the Royal Family often carry out official duties in the UK and overseas where the Monarch cannot be present in person, such as State funerals or national festivities, or undertake visits to strengthen Britain’s diplomatic and economic relations.