Royal Family - Guests of Honour

Royal guests of honour attending the Royal Variety Show since 1912

NB. For a detailed list, year-by-year, including photos, videos, reviews and show programmes, please visist our extensive ARCHIVE

Queen Elizabeth II (39 times) 1945-47, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 (Blackpool), 1955 (London), 1957, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964–65, 1967, 1969–71, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989–90, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (26 times) 1937–38, 1945–51, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991

The Duke of Edinburgh (27 times) 1947, 1952–55 (Blackpool & London), 1957–58, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1989–90, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012 

King George V (15 times) 1912, 1919, 1921–23, 1925–28, 1930–35

Queen Mary (15 times) 1912, 1919, 1921–23, 1925–28, 1930–35

Charles, Prince of Wales (12 times) 1968, 1977, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013

King George VI (8 times) 1937–38, 1945–50 Princess Margaret (4 times) 1949, 1951, 1968, 1990

Duchess of Cornwall (4 times) 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013

Princess Anne, Princess Royal (twice) 1968, 2011

Prince Harry, Prince Henry of Wales (once) 2015

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (once) 2014

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (once) 2014 

Diana, Princess of Wales (once) 1992 

Earl of Snowdon (once) 1968

Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence (once) 2011

Queen Maud of Norway (once) 1922