How The Royal Family Is Paying Tribute To The Queen On International Women's Day

Today, on International Women's Day, people around the globe are celebrating women. For the royal family, specifically, they are celebrating Queen Elizabeth II.

Each year on March 8, the world is encouraged to — even more than usual — recognize the achievements of women and the need for women's equality. This movement started in 1911, and, this year, the theme is #BreakTheBias, focusing on fighting discrimination and valuing diversity.


For instance, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden shared an Instagram post honoring the holiday and mentioning women from Ukraine and Russia. 

"To our sisters from Ukraine who are fighting to keep their country free and their families alive: We stand with you in solidarity," she wrote. "To our sisters in Russia who are protesting and speaking out against the invasion at great personal risk: We see your courage." 

The Danish Royal House's Instagram account posted that Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess used the day to attend an event on gender diversity.

The royal family shines a light on the queen's 'extraordinary reign'

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came together with Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, to honor Queen Elizabeth on International Women's Day.

"Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and Head of State, The Queen's extraordinary reign has been longer than any other monarch in British history — inspiring a nation and dedicating her life to the service of the Commonwealth and its people," the Instagram post read.


It included photos from throughout the queen's life, including one with her late husband, Prince Philip, and their great-grandchildren

The post also mentioned that this year is even more celebratory than usual because it is the queen's Platinum Jubilee. She has been on the throne for 70 years and is the first British monarch to have reached this milestone. Therefore, a four-day celebration — consisting of a parade, a derby, a concert, a pageant, a lunch, a pudding competition, and more — will take place in June (via