In this post we’ll go over my 2019 predictions and the ones I got correct plus at the end you’ll see my 2020 predictions! Did you get anything right?
KP Team Will Split Smoothly: The Household of Kensington Palace was announced to be splitting on March 14th. William and Kate kept the staff and Social Media which was officially split on April 2nd.
The Duchess of Cambridge will get the Royal Victoria Order: It was announced on April 29th that The Queen had appointed The Duchess a Grand Dame Cross of the Royal Victorian Order. She first debuted the insignia at the U.S. State Banquet on June 3rd.
We saw it on her again on December 11 at the annual Diplomatic Corps Reception.
Princess Charlotte will Attend St. Thomas’ Battersea: It was announced on May 24th that Princess Charlotte would be joining Prince George at St. Thomas’ Battersea. Her first day of school was on September 5th!
Baby Sussex is a Boy: On May 6th, Archie Harrison was born to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Princess Charlotte will have her first engagement in the UK: I was expecting a bit more of solo Charlotte with her parents like we got with George in 2016 but I guess this counts? Princess Charlotte attended the King’s Cup Regatta on August 8th with her parents, older brother, and maternal grandparents.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take on more patronages from The Duke of Edinburgh and The Queen: On June 25th, The Duchess of Cambridge took over the patronage of the Royal Photographic Society from Her Majesty the Queen.
On December 4th, The Duchess of Cambridge took over the patronage of ‘Family Action’ from Her Majesty The Queen.
Princess Beatrice will get engaged: On September 26th, 2019, Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Beatrice of York, eldest daughter of The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, is engaged to be married to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi!
James Middleton will get engaged: It was revealed on October 6th that James Middleton had gotten engaged to his girlfriend, Alizee Thevenet, in September! She has a gorgeous sapphire ring:
Now onto the ones that were totally wrong (Blue) and the ones I got semi-right (purple)….
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will go on 2 tours and the kids might go on one of them (summer): They went on one (amazing) tour to Pakistan in October and sadly the kids didn’t join them on any official overseas trips.
There will be 2 state visits and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will participate in both: There was one state visit from the USA and on June 3rd The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the State Banquet.
At least the older kids will attend both of their cousins’ christenings: This one is unclear. They didn’t attend Archie’s christening but there’s a possibility they may have attended their Maternal cousin, Arthur’s, christening which likely took place in June. So I’m going to say this prediction was semi-right? William and Kate did attend Archie’s christening on July 6th.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the new Emperor of Japan’s coronation in 2019: This was probably my #1 hope for 2019 but sadly it didn’t come true. The Prince of Wales represented the Queen at the Japanese Enthronement celebrations in October.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the State Opening of Parliament: The State Opening of Parliaments was delayed this year due to Brexit. So, if unfortunately ended up happening last minute on October 14th, the first day of William and Kate’s tour.
Pippa Middleton will become pregnant/Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia will announce a pregnancy mid-end year/Princess Eugenie and Jack brooksbank will announce a pregnancy: I got all three of these pregnancy predictions wrong.
Now onto my 2020 predictions (some of these will be repeats from last year)…
2020 Predictions: The Cambridges
•The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will both do the most engagements they’ve ever done.
•The Duke and Duchess will go on two international tours this year and one of them will be a family tour with all three kids.
•They will both go on solo overseas trip.
•Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will be pageboys and bridesmaid at LEAST one family wedding. But The Cambridges will attend more than one wedding.
•The King’s Cup will happen again.
•The Family will attend a polo match together.
•The Duchess of Cambridge will release details on her Early Year’s Initiative.
•In a ‘Royal Road To Wembley’, we will see a bit inside Kensington Palace maybe William’s office (wishful thinking haha).
•Prince Louis will start attending Nursery school earlier than his siblings in September 2020. He will go to Willcocks Nursery
•The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will both participate more heavily in any state visits.
•William and Catherine will both get a foreign order.
•The Diana statue will finally be unveiled and at least Prince George and Princess Charlotte will attend the unveiling.
2020 Predictions: Other
•James Middleton will get married in France.
•Pippa will be pregnant by the middle of the year.
•Pippa will attend the Women’s Wimbledon Final with Kate.
•We will see Arthur Matthews with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis for the first time.
•Princess Eugenie will announce her first pregnancy.
•Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip will announce their third pregnancy and, if the baby is born in 2020, it will be a girl.
•Both the Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg and the King and Queen of Bhutan will have a baby girl.
Let me know what you’re predictions are!