Sunday, January 04, 2009


For the first time ever, Prince Charles has overtaken his sister Princess Anne to become Britain’s hardest working Royal. Prince Charles notched up over 560 official engagements, carrying out more official duties than any other senior member of the Royal family. Princess Anne, (better known as the Princess Royal), only carried out 534 official engagements last year, according to the results of a recent survey. However Princess Anne was still as hardworking as ever, going out and about to meet members of the public. Her events were mainly comprised of opening ceremonies, official visits and other engagements, whilst Prince Charles carried out more meetings, audiences and investitures, no doubt in preparation for when he becomes King.

Despite both being in their eighties, the Queen and Prince Philip are still as busy and hardworking as ever and show no signs of slowing down. The Queen carried out 417 official engagements last year, whilst Prince Philip carried out 354. By contrast Princes William and Harry only managed to carry out a meagre 41 official engagements between them.


Marshamlow said...

Wow that is busy. More than one per day for all of them.

Anonymous said...

I got a strong sense from watching the BBC's Monarchy series that the Prince was very hard working indeed. I was also impressed by how personable he and Camilla are, when chatting with others. They look straight into their eyes and listen with great interest. I get the feeling they really care about their country and fellow countrymen. I don't doubt he will make a fine King.

Naomi said...

Yes some members of the Royal family are very busy people Marsha. It's a sad fact that those that are so busy make up for some members of the family who do very little.

Yes Prince Charles is very hard working Melissa. I think he and Camilla are both very personable and in touch with the public. I'm sure Charles will make a good King when the time comes.