Mark Your Calendars! The Royal Family's Busy October, from Eugenie's Wedding to Pippa's Due Date
OCT. 2: KATE MIDDLETON RETURNS TO ROYAL DUTY
After stepping away from royal duties ahead of the birth of Prince Louis on April 23, Kate Middleton will visit the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground on Tuesday, marking the end of her maternity leave.
The 36-year-old royal is set to take part in sporadic engagements during October and through to the end of the year. She will return to her usual busy schedule come January.
Kate didn't completely disappear from the public eye after welcoming her third child. She joined the royal family to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May, stepped out again in June for Trooping the Colour, and appeared for the first time as a family of five of Louis' christening in July. She also enjoyed her summer, attending Wimbledon twice in one weekend and cheering on William at his charity polo match while her two eldest kids goofed off in the grass.
OCT. 3: PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE VISIT THEIR NAMESAKE
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to make their first joint visit to Sussex (about 50 miles south of London) on October 3, where they will see the historic Sussex Declaration, open a Tech Park and visit with locals.
Queen Elizabeth gave the couple their brand new royal titles on the morning of their royal wedding on May 19. Bestowing titles to members of the royal family on their wedding day is a longtime tradition.
OCT. 12: PRINCESS EUGENIE TIES THE KNOT
The second royal wedding of the year is fast approaching! Princess Eugenie is set to marry Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle — the same venue where her cousin Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle in May.
The future newlyweds will also be feted by a lunch hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle and then a black tie evening reception at Royal Lodge.
But unlike Harry and Meghan's day-long celebrations, Eugenie and Jack are extending the party for another full day. The party will continue on Saturday afternoon with a festival-style event complete with a fairground and food stalls.
PIPPA MIDDLETON WILL WELCOME HER FIRST CHILD
The due date for Pippa Middleton is drawing near!
Pippa, who is expecting her first child with husband James Matthews, is following in the footsteps of her royal big sister, who kept the sex of all three of her children a surprise.
OCT. 16: HARRY AND MEGHAN GO ON TOUR
Meghan and Harry are heading Down Under!
Their 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand will see the couple arrive in Sydney on Oct. 16 and then head to the popular tourist spot of Dubbo, in New South Wales, a day later. Then it is on to Melbourne before retuning to Sydney in time for the Invictus Games, Harry's Paralympic-style event created for wounded or injured armed service members. The Invictus Games runs from Oct. 20 through Oct 27.
In addition to focusing on servicemen and women, the newlyweds will also highlight forest conservation efforts via Queen Elizabeth's canopy project.
OCT. 23: PRINCE LOUIS IS 6 MONTHS OLD
Prince William and Kate's youngest child reaches an important milestone this October: Six months since his birth! The couple released official portraits of Princess Charlotte to mark the occasion in 2015, so there may be some royal cuteness coming our way. It would be the public's first look at Louis since his christening in July.
OCT. 23: QUEEN ELIZABETH WELCOMES DUTCH ROYALS
Queen Elizabeth is set to host the King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at Buckingham Palace. This may include a state banquet in their honor, which means fancy gowns and tiaras!
OCT. 25: PRINCE CHARLES' BIRTHDAY GALA
The heir to the throne turns 70 on Nov. 14, but a gala concert at Buckingham Palace in his honor - featuring music, opera, ballet and Shakespearean drama, according to Vanity Fair - will be held a few weeks early.
Two who will be missing from the guest list? Harry and Meghan, who will still be on tour.
OCT. 31: PRINCE CHARLES AND CAMILLA HEAD TO AFRICA
On the heels of Prince William's visit of Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya in September, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will also head to Africa at the end of this month. The trip will mark their first visits to Gambia. Prince Charles' last official visit to Ghana was in March 1977, and he has has made three previous official visits to Nigeria (March 1990, May 1999 and November 2006).