2014 is already well underway and while we look forward to the year ahead, we’re also taking some time to reflect on the highlights of 2013.
First off, how can we possibly mention 2013 without talking about the birth of a new Royal Baby? Princess Kate & Prince William welcomed a beautiful baby boy who was named Prince George Alexander Louis Of Cambridge. Baby George was born on July 22nd 2013 and the whole world celebrated the new arrival. What better than a cute newborn baby to cheer us all up?
The next big highlight of 2013 was a sporting highlight. Yes that’s right – it was Andy Murrays big Wimbledon win. On the 7th July 2013 at 5:23pm, Dunblane born Andy Murray found victory with an emotional win at Wimbledon. Murray was the first British male to win the competition in 77 years. Who knows what 2014 will hold for Andy, but 2013 will definitely always remain the highlight of his career and will make a definite mark in British history.
In February Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign from his post. Due to ill health, the pope unexpectedly resigned and Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina was then appointed the role of Pope Francis.
As if the year didn’t see enough excitement, it was discovered that a skeleton buried beneath a Leicester car park turned out to be the remains of English King Richard III. Scientists were able to confirm the royal remains. The area is now a highly vistited area in Leicester. The despute of where the King’s remains should be buried continues.
With the good and the strange, unfortunately comes the bad and there were some troubling times in 2013.
Love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher – the Iron Lady – died peacefully following a stroke at the age of 87 years old.
Finally, the world was left mourning in December at the tragic loss of Nelson Mandela. The icon was aged 95 years old and had suffered a severe lung infection in the months prior to his death.
2013 had many more highlights than we mentioned, some of which we felt were too upsetting to post about.
Here’s hoping 2014 brings us more joy and happiness!