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 (13 times) 1968, 1977, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016

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

Duchess of Cornwall (5 times) 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2016

Princess Anne, Princess Royal (twice) 1968, 2011

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (twice) 2014, 2017

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (twice) 2014, 2017

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (twice) 2015, 2018

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (once) 2018

Diana, Princess of Wales (once) 1992 

Earl of Snowdon (once) 1968

Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence (once) 2011

Queen Maud of Norway (once) 1922