The Royal Year That Was

The Royal Year That Was
As 2017 draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the key royal moments this year.

It’s been a busy year for the royals, with anniversary celebrations, pregnancy announcements and one very exciting engagement. We reflect on some of the biggest moments that 2017 brought.

Queen Elizabeth II marked 65 years on the throne.

The Queen became the first British monarch to have reigned for 65 years. 

William and Kate made a poignant visit to Paris.

Twenty years after his mother Diana’s death in the city, Prince William returns to Paris.

The top-secret plan for the day the Queen dies was exposed.

What will happen to the beloved Queen upon passing?

The Duke and Duchess gave us wedding déjà vu at Royal Ascot.

The couple looked stunning as they attended the prestigious race meet.  

Prince George and Princess Charlotte wowed at trooping the colour.

The siblings celebrated the Queen’s birthday with their family.

Prince Harry spoke out for mental health awareness.

“There is much more we can do”, the Prince claimed.

Kate Middleton dazzled in Princess Diana’s tiara at a State Banquet.

The Duchess of Cambridge commemorated her late mother-in-law.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show in Poland.

The royal siblings took the attention from their parents.

Prince Philip stepped down from his role as consummate consort and royal representative.

The Prince attended his last public duty.

Prince Harry and Prince William discussed Princess Diana’s death.

The brothers remembered their mother in a new documentary.

The royal family remembered Princess Diana’s tragic death 20 years ago.

Our gallery of the People’s Princess explores the life of Prince William and Prince Harry’s much-loved mother.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William announced their third pregnancy.

The couple is expecting their third child to be born in April 2018.

Prince George started school.

Prince William accompanies his son Prince George to school.

The young royal was dropped off by his father on his first day.

The Queen allowed a sneak peek inside her Scottish castle.

Everyone’s favourite royal showed she loves books and television just like everyone else.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first public appearance together.

The couple attended the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.

Kate Middleton returned to the spotlight for a mental health event.

The Duchess made the effort despite suffering from extreme hyperemesis gravid arum.

Prince William commemorated New Zealand soldiers on the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 

The Prince delivered a moving speech about the Kiwi soldiers lost in action.

ISIS threatened Prince George.

The innocent prince became the target of the terrorist organisation’s threats.

Kate Middleton took some time out to play tennis.

The Duchess of Cambridge showed her skills on the court with a Tennis For Kids match.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

Our image gallery shows the royal couple’s incredible partnership over the past seven decades.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement.

The soon-to-be husband and wife will be wed in May 2018.

Prince William made a hilarious response to his brother’s engagement.

Prince George wrote a letter to Santa with his Christmas request.

The four-year-old young royal asked for a Police Car.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went on their first official outing as an engaged couple. 

The pair visited the World Aids Day Fair in Nottingham. 

Prince Willam and Prince Harry chose a sculptor to create Princess Diana’s statue.

The royal brothers chose the man who drew the image of the Queen that has graced coins since 1998.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte shared the perfect Christmas family photo.

And revealed some exciting news for two-year-old Charlotte.



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