How Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis Have Been Preparing for Royal Life This Year

For Kate Middleton and Prince William's three children, 2020 was a big year full of milestones

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Prince William with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Photo: The Duchess of Cambridge
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Prince George started 2020 with an important photo: posting with great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth and her three heirs. The new portrait with the monarch, grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William was released by the palace to mark the start of a new decade.

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Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince George starred in an Instagram video in March 2020, participating in the Clap for Carers movement amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Princess Charlotte's First Day Of School
Princess Charlotte and Prince George.

Like children around the world, Princess Charlotte and Prince George had to adapt to homeschooling — and its challenges.

Kate said, "George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte's projects. Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work!"

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Prince Louis celebrated his second birthday with his most adorable photos yet, featuring his hands covered in paint as he worked on a painting to support the National Health Service.

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The whole family participated in the Clap for Carers campaign in April, with Charlotte leading the way with her applause.

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For her fifth birthday, Princess Charlotte appeared in her most grown-up photos yet.

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Princess Charlotte and Prince George lended a helping hand amid the COVID-19 crisis, helping their parents pack up and deliver food packages for locals in need.

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There's nothing like some royal backyard rumbles! Prince William marked his birthday in June with new portraits starring his children and taken by Kate.

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Prince George showed off his smile (complete with his incoming adult teeth!) for his 7th birthday portraits in July.

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis made their first public speaking appearance in October, asking their very own animal questions to naturalist Sir David Attenborough in a video shared on social media.

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Kate Middleton, Prince William, family
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty

The Cambridge kids made their red carpet debut in December during a night out at the theater.

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Cambridges attend pantomime
Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George. AARON CHOWN/POOL/AFP via Getty

Princess Charlotte showed off her independence by letting go of her dad's hand to walk the red carpet solo!

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Royal Christmas cards 2020
The Cambridge family's 2020 Christmas card. Matt Porteous / The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via Getty

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte showed off their contagious smiles in their family's 2020 Christmas card.

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