Top 10 Highlights from the Biggest Royal Year Ever, From Fairy Tale Weddings to Royal Babies
THE ROYAL FAB FOUR JOINS FORCES
After the two couples made their joint debut at Christmas 2017, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton appeared alongside their husbands again for the first annual Royal Foundation Forum in February. Despite rumors that Prince Harry and Prince William may split up their joint court at Kensington Palace, the foursome continued to make appearances together throughout the year.
QUEEN BACKS PRINCE CHARLES AS HEIR
PRINCESS CHARLOTTE AND PRINCE GEORGE'S BUSY WEDDING SEASON
The adorable siblings were a highlight of the royal wedding season. Prince George acted as a page boy and Princess Charlotte served as a bridesmaid three times this year, for the weddings of Prince Harry and Meghan, Princess Eugenie and Jack, and Kate's longtime friend Sophie Carter.
ROYAL TOUR IN THE BOOKS
GOOFING OFF WITH COUSINS
Princess Charlotte, Prince George and their older cousin Savannah Phillips stole the show at the 2018 Trooping the Colour celebration. In one of the most memorable moments of the event, Savannah hilariously covered George's mouth during the fly past in an effort to try to control his excitement!
PRINCE CHARLES CELEBRATES MILESTONE BIRTHDAY
"It is a privilege for any mother to be able to propose a toast to her son on his 70th birthday," the 92-year-old monarch began. "It means that you have lived long enough to see your child grow up. It is rather like — to use an analogy I am certain will find favor — planting a tree and being able to watch it grow."
PRINCESS EUGENIE GETS MARRIED
In the second royal wedding of the year, Princess Eugenie tied the knot with her longtime love, Jack Brooksbank. From choosing a bridal gown that showed off her scar from scoliosis surgery to Jack wearing his glasses to see Eugenie walk down the aisle, the romantic day was made up of special moments to remember.
PRINCE LOUIS' DEBUT
PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE TIE THE KNOT
Introducing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Meghan and Harry got married in a fairy tale wedding in May with everyone from the Queen to the Clooneys in attendance. They continued the celebrations at Frogmore House, where they held their evening reception.
ROYAL BABY ON THE WAY
Coming in 2019: Baby Sussex! Meghan and Harry kicked off their royal tour by announcing they were expecting their first child in the spring.