As we say goodbye to 2019, join Wonderwall.com as we look back at some of the best photos of Britain's royals this year, starting with this moment with four generations together… Prince William, Prince George, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles prepared special Christmas puddings in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace in London on Dec. 18 as part of the launch of The Royal British Legion's Together at Christmas initiative. Keep reading for more…
Princess Charlotte and Prince George posed outside London's Kensington Palace before leaving for their first day of school at Thomas's Battersea on Sept. 5. It was a special day as Charlotte was starting her first year there (George had already been a student for two years).
Queen Elizabeth II was dripping in jewels — specifically her Vladimir diamond tiara further embellished with emerald drops, her Greville emerald earrings, two Cartier Art Deco bracelets and what's believed to be a never-before-seen emerald and diamond necklace — as she talked to guests at an evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace in London on Dec. 11.
Cheeky girl! Princess Charlotte stuck out her tongue as mom Duchess Kate looked on after the inaugural King's Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Cowes, England, on Aug. 8.
Prince George watched the inaugural King's Cup regatta hosted by his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in Cowes, England, on Aug. 8 as grandfather Michael Middleton looked on.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wore the George IV State Diadem to the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on Oct. 14.
What a special moment! The @RoyalFamily Twitter account posted this family photo on May 8 showing Britain's monarch and her consort meeting their eighth great-grandchild as his parents and maternal grandmother looked on, captioning it, "The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor."
Prince William and Duchess Kate — who are known as the Duke and Duchess of Strathearn when in Scotland — are seen in silhouette as they arrived to open V&A Dundee, Scotland's first design museum, on Jan. 29.
Duchess Meghan looked solemn during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial service at The Cenotaph in London on Nov. 10.
A monarch and her heir: Prince Charles joined his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London on Oct. 14.
Queen Elizabeth's direct heirs — Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George — joined Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte on the children's first ever public Christmas Day walk with the royal family following service at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, on Dec. 25.
Duchess Kate joined families and children supported by the charity Family Action at Peterley Manor Farm in Great Missenden, England, on Dec. 4 — the day she took over the queen's royal patronage of the charity.
Prince William made a face as he, wife Duchess Kate and stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall mingled with guests at an evening reception at London's Buckingham Palace on Dec. 11 for members of the Diplomatic Corps.
Royal cousins! Savannah Phillips gave cousin Mia Tindall a piggyback ride as they attended the Gatcombe Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park in Stroud, England, on March 23. Both girls are granddaughters of Princess Anne.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall looked glamorous as they arrived to attend the world premiere of filmmaker Sam Mendes' new World War I epic "1917" at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square theater in London on Dec. 4.
Princess Beatrice and real estate developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi showed off her new diamond ring in this engagement announcement photo taken in Italy by her sister, Princess Eugenie, and released by Buckingham Palace on Sept. 26.
Duchess Kate and Prince William glammed up for a special reception hosted by British High Commissioner Thomas Drew at the Pakistan National Monument in Islamabad during day two of their royal tour of Pakistan on Oct. 15.
Prince George laughed in a photo taken by his mother, Duchess Kate, in the garden at Kensington Palace in celebration of his sixth birthday on July 22.
Princess Charlotte hugged a wheelchair-bound well-wisher after accepting an inflated pink flamingo on her first ever public Christmas Day walk with the royal family following church services at St. Mary Magdalene on the queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, on Dec. 25.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla made (and enjoyed!) some mojitos during a visit to a paladar in Havana during their royal tour of Cuba and the Caribbean on March 27.
Prince Harry looked elated after being presented with an Invictus Games onesie for his newborn son, Archie, during a visit to Sportcampus Zuiderpark in The Hague as part of a program of events to mark the official launch of the Invictus Games 2020 on May 9.
Prince William, Duchess Kate and kids Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte celebrated the queen's birthday at Trooping the Colour on the balcony at Buckingham Palace in London on June 8. The occasion marked little Louis' balcony debut!
A uniformed Princess Anne made her way, on her horse, along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade in London ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 8.
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry posed with son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in one of two official christening photographs released following the event at Windsor Castle — that's the Rose Garden in the background — in Windsor, Britain, on July 6.
Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son, Prince Edward, and his family — wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, son James, Viscount Severn and daughter Lady Louise Windsor — walked back to the monarch's Sandringham estate for lunch after attending church at St. Mary Magdalene in Norfolk, England, on Dec. 25.
Queen Elizabeth II flashed a smile from her carriage as she attended the Order of the Garter Service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, on June 17.
Prince Charles visited the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara Sikh Temple in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 13 to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II shared a toast during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on June 3 during his three-day state visit to Britain.
Queen Elizabeth II and Duchess Kate looked serious and solemn as they stood side by side during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph in London on Nov. 10.
Ping-Pong queen! Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — in her role as Honorary Air Commodore — played table tennis during a visit to Royal Air Force Halton in Aylesbury, England, as part of its centenary year celebrations on July 11.
Duchess Meghan, in a midnight blue veiled velvet Philip Treacy hat, ventured a smile following the 91st Field of Remembrance ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London on Nov. 7.
Duchess Kate looked regal as she walked through the East Gallery at Buckingham Palace on June 3 on her way to a state banquet hosted by the queen on day one of President Donald Trump's three-day state visit to the U.K.
While on a six-day royal tour of New Zealand with wife Duchess Camilla, Prince Charles shared a hongi greeting with Kula Axa Hudson during the Queen's Colour Ceremony at Royal New Zealand Air Force Whenuapai Airbase in Auckland on Nov. 18.
What a view! The official @KensingtonRoyal Instagram account shared this incredible behind-the-scenes photo on Oct. 14 as Prince William and Duchess Kate stepped off their Royal Air Force plane to kick off their royal tour of Pakistan.
Duchess Meghan cupped her pregnant belly as she stepped out in London on March 8 for an International Women's Day Queen's Commonwealth Trust panel discussion at King's College.
Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor met Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe (not pictured), at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, during their royal tour of Southern Africa on Sept. 25.
Princess Charlotte posed for a portrait taken by her mother, Duchess Kate, in Norfolk, England, in April 2019 to mark her fourth birthday on May 2.
Duchess Meghan arrived at a colorfully painted private home to meet with locals on Sept. 24 as she took part in Heritage Day public holiday celebrations in the Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town, South Africa, during her royal tour of Southern Africa with Prince Harry.
Prince Charles, a dedicated conservationist, got up close and personal with an iguana at the National Trust for the Cayman Islands' Blue Iguana Recovery Centre on March 28 during his royal tour of the Caribbean.
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall shared a look during a reception at Buckingham Palace in London on Dec. 3 held as NATO leaders gathered to mark 70 years of the alliance.
Royal beauties Queen Letizia of Spain and Duchess Kate shared a carriage on the way to the Order of the Garter service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, on June 17.
He's walking! Prince William, Duchess Kate and kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte and toddler Prince Louis explored the garden Kate co-designed with Adam White and Andree Davies for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 19.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump posed with Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall during a state visit to London on June 4 ahead of a dinner at Winfield House, the American ambassador's residence.
This princess can pull a pint! Duchess Kate served up some beer as Prince William looked on during a visit to Empire Music Hall in Belfast on Feb. 27 during the couple's royal visit to Northern Ireland.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex posed for photographs on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse races on June 18 — one day before their 20th wedding anniversary.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan held hands and gazed into one another's eyes as they arrived at the premiere of "The Lion King" in London on July 12.
Duchess Meghan and Beyonce embraced at the London charity premiere of "The Lion King" on July 14 where Queen Bey greeted her as "my princess."
Queen Elizabeth II returned to Buckingham Palace in London in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach after delivering The Queen's Speech to open Parliament on Oct. 14.
Prince William wore the regimental cap of the Chitral Scouts and Duchess Kate wore a colorful headpiece as they watched a celebration during a visit to a settlement of the Kalash people on Oct. 16 during their royal tour of Pakistan.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles playfully hold face masks as they host a reception for the Elephant Family Animal Ball at Clarence House in London on June 13.
Duchess Meghan wore a headscarf during a visit to Auwal Mosque — the oldest mosque in South Africa that, for the Muslim community, symbolises the freedom of former slaves to worship — in Cape Town's Bo-Kaap area on Heritage Day, Sept. 24, during her royal tour of Southern Africa with Prince Harry.
Sarah, Duchess of York curtsied and ex-husband Prince Andrew bowed as the queen arrived for day four of the Royal Ascot on June 21.
Two queens, two duchesses and a countess! Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Duchess Camilla and Duchess Kate stood with Queen Letizia of Spain and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands to watch their husbands in the annual Order of the Garter Service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on June 17.
The whole family in one room: Britain's Duchess Kate, Queen Elizabeth II, Duchess Camilla, Prince William, Prince Charles, Prince Harry and a pregnant Duchess Meghan attended a reception at Buckingham Palace in London on March 5 to mark the 50th anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.
Prince Louis posed for a photo — and showed off his new teeth — to celebrate his first birthday on April 23. His mother, Duchess Kate, snapped the portrait herself at their country home in Norfolk, England, the same month.
Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor posed for photos at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa, during their royal tour of Southern Africa on Sept. 25.
Charles, Prince Charles, joined James Bond himself, actor Daniel Craig, on a tour of the set of the next 007 film, "No Time to Die," in London on June 20.
Prince Philip and Lady Helen Taylor laughed while chatting with Prince Harry outside St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 18 after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston.
Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor posed on the steps of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding on May 18. Gabriella, who works in public relations, is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, and is 52nd in the line of succession to the British throne.
Prince William enjoyed a cold drink as he met with Omani fishermen on the beach next to the Marina Bandar al Rowdha in Oman on Dec. 4 to hear about how they fish, the challenges to sustainability and actions being taken to conserve Oman's marine environment during his historic four-day visit to Kuwait and Oman.
Duchess Kate looked incredibly regal in a navy velvet Alexander McQueen gown and her favorite Lover's Knot tiara as she spoke to guests during an evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace in London on Dec. 11.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte dangled their feet above a brook as dad Prince William played with brother Prince Louis and mom Duchess Kate crossed a bridge in the magical garden Kate co-designed with Adam White and Andree Davies for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 19.
Oh, the majesty! Queen Elizabeth II arrived at an evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace in London on Dec. 11.
Prince Charles joined a roundtable on sustainability and opened a children's pavilion with some giant scissors at the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanic Park in the Cayman Islands on March 28 during his royal tour of the Caribbean.
Just as his mother had done 22 years before him, Prince Harry walked through a minefield in Angola during a visit to see the work of landmine clearance charity the Halo Trust on Sept. 27, day five of his royal tour of Southern Africa.
During her royal tour of Pakistan, Duchess Kate visited the Chiatibo glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range on Oct. 16 where she and Prince William spoke with an expert about how climate change is impacting glacial landscapes, leading to devastating flooding.
Prince Charles shook hands with the Catholicism's leader, Pope Francis, during the canonisation of Cardinal Newman at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City in Italy on Oct. 13, 2019. Cardinal Newman is the first English saint since the Forty Martyrs were canonised in 1970, and the first British saint since St. John Ogilvie in 1976.
Princess Anne and Jared Kushner escorted one another through the East Gallery of Buckingham Palace in London during a state banquet honoring President Donald Trump on June 3 during his official visit to Britain. The Princess Royal's husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, walked behind them.
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor posed with parents Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England following his christening on July 6. Also pictured: his step-grandmother Duchess Camilla, grandfather Prince Charles, grandmother Doria Ragland, great-aunt Lady Jane Fellowes, great-aunt Lady Sarah McCorquodale, uncle Prince William and aunt Duchess Kate.
A happy Prince Harry posed with attendees at a reception at the British High Commissioner's residence in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Oct. 2 during his royal tour of Southern Africa with Duchess Meghan.
Duchess Kate looked chic in tan wide-legged pants as she visited her Back to Nature Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 20.
The Firm's all here! Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and husband Prince Charles, Princess Beatrice, Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and wife Duchess Meghan and more royals celebrated during Trooping the Colour — the monarch's annual official birthday celebration — on the balcony at Buckingham Palace in London on June 8.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan join America's Boston Red Sox in their clubhouse and received gifts for son Archie ahead of the team's game against the New York Yankees at London Stadium on June 29 — a match-up to raise awareness for Harry's beloved Invictus Games.
President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, first lady Melania Trump, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall posed outside a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on June 3 during the American leader's visit to Britain.
Queen Elizabeth II has a passion for horse racing. She's seen here arriving in a carriage on day two of the 2019 Royal Ascot on June 19.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Duchess Kate looked on as Prince William and Prince Charles walked by in decadent robes during the Order of the Garter Service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on June 17. The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, established by King Edward III in 1348. This year saw the installation of King Felipe VI of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands as Supernumerary or Stranger Knights of the Garter.
Prince William and Duchess Kate got tangled up as they played with golden Labrador puppies Salto and Sky during a visit to the Army Canine Centre near Islamabad, Pakistan, where the U.K. provides support to a program that trains dogs to identify explosive devices, during day five of their royal tour of Pakistan on Oct. 18.
First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump and Prince Charles posed for photos before having tea at Clarence House in London on Dec. 3 ahead of the NATO Leaders Summit marking the 70th anniversary of the organization.
Newlywed Prince Harry spent Feb. 14 — Valentine's Day — not with his wife in England but in Bardufoss, Norway, where he spent time in an igloo (decorated by soldiers with a wedding photo!) while marking the 50th anniversary of the Operation Clockwork program, which gives British navy, army and air force soldiers training on how to survive and operate in sub-zero conditions deep in the Arctic Circle.
Tux-clad conservationists Prince William, Sir David Attenborough, Prince Charles and Prince Harry posed together on the steps of London's National History Museum on April 4 ahead of the premiere of Netflix's "Our Planet."
Duchess Kate wore her Scouting scarf while visiting the Scouts' headquarters at Gilwell Park in north London on March 29 where she joined in on a sessions with young kids taking part in a pilot scheme to bring scouting to younger children.
Prince Harry was all smiles at a reception for young people and community and civil society leaders at the residence of the British High Commissioner in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 24 during his royal tour of Southern Africa.
Duchess Kate waved to well-wishers as she, Prince William and Sir David Attenborough attend the naming ceremony of Britain's new polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough in Birkenhead, England, on Sept. 26.