Royal Flashback! See Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and More Royal Transformations of the Decade

Weddings, babies, moves — what a difference a decade makes! Check out what the royal family looked like at the start of the 2010s compared to more recent snaps

Meghan Markle
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01 of 08

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle
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Before she was the Duchess of Sussex and Archie and Lilibet's mom, Meghan Markle was making her way in Hollywood. While she got her big break in Suits in 2011, her acting resume also includes appearances in Fringe and Without a Trace.

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Prince Harry

Prince Harry
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Prince Harry did some major growing up in the 2010s. He went from being known as the party prince to protective husband and dad, championing causes close to his heart like mental well-being and veterans.

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Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton in 2009 and 2019
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It has been quite the decade for Kate Middleton! She married her longtime boyfriend, Prince William, in April 2011 in a fairy tale wedding and is now a mom to three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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Prince William

Prince William
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Prince William went from young heir to king-in-training. Now a married man and dad of three, he's dedicated to his royal duties as second in line to the British throne.

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Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II
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Queen Elizabeth has nine decades in the books, but she's not slowing down! The monarch, now 96, has remained working despite recent mobility issues.

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Prince Philip

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After seven decades and carrying out royal duties on behalf of over 780 organizations, Prince Philip retired from public life in August 2017. Prince Philip died in April 2021 at age 99, with the cause listed as old age.

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Prince Charles

The Prince Of The Wales
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Prince Charles spent the decade continuing his work — key causes include protecting the environment — and picking up tips from his mom on being monarch. The Prince of Wales has also begun to take over duties from the Queen.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla The Duchess Of Cornwall
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For her first full decade as the Duchess of Cornwall (she and Charles married in 2005), Camilla has found her footing in her royal role. She focuses much of her royal work around osteoporosis and victims of sexual assault.

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