As the year comes to a close, join Wonderwall.com as we look back at some of the best photos of the world's royals in 2019, starting with this sweet sibling snapshot… Princess Charlotte and Prince George posed together outside Kensington Palace in London shortly 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 at the big-kid school where George had already been a student for two years.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Duchess Meghan looked solemn during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial service at The Cenotaph in London on Nov. 10.
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 George is seen laughing in a photo taken by his mother, Duchess Kate, in the garden at Kensington Palace to celebrate his sixth birthday on July 22, 2019.
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.
Japan's Princess Mako arrived at the enthronement ceremony where her uncle, Emperor Naruhito, officially proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Oct. 22.
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!
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry posed with son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in one of two official christening photographs taken at Windsor Castle with the Rose Garden in the background in Windsor, Britain, on July 6.
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.
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.
King Felipe VI of Spain and wife Queen Letizia were the picture of regal perfection as they arrived at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for a court banquet on Oct. 22 following the enthronement of Japan's Emperor Naruhito.
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.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, husband Prince Daniel and their kids, Prince Oscar and Princess Estelle, attend the Crown Princess's Name Day celebrations at the Stockholm Royal Palace on March 12.
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.
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.
Daddy-daughter day! King Felipe VI of Spain and eldest daughter Leonor, Princess of Asturias, laughed together at the El Talento Atrae Al Talento at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, on Nov. 5.
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.
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.
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.
Japan's newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved to their subjects during a royal parade in Tokyo on Nov. 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Princess Elisabeth of Belgium posed with members of the Royal School of Ballet Antwerp on Oct. 25 during her 18th birthday celebrations at the Royal Palace in Brussels.
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 day one of the Royal Ascot horse races on June 18 — one day ahead 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.
Princess Estelle of Sweden posed for a back-to-school portrait taken by her mother, Crown Princess Victoria, ahead of her first day in grade 1. The image was shared on the Swedish royal family's Instagram account on Aug. 19.
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.
Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his Dragon Queen, Jetsun Pema, arrived at Tokyo's Imperial Palace for a court banquet on Oct. 22 following the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito.
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.
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.
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry held hands during their visit to the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equitation Sports in Rabat during their royal visit to Morocco on Feb. 25.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was a vision in pink tulle as she and husband Prince Daniel arrived on the red carpet for the 2019 Polar Music Prize award ceremony in Stockholm on June 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and wife Queen Maxima, a vision in a red gown and a ruby-studded tiara, arrived at Tokyo's Imperial Palace for a court banquet on Oct. 22 following the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito.
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.
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.
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.
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are seen during their enthronement ceremony in Tokyo — where the emperor officially proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne — at Japan's Imperial Palace on Oct. 22.
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.
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.
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.
King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia looked on as younger daughter Infanta Sofia hugged big sister Leonor, Princess of Asturias, during an Oct. 19 visit to Asiegu, Spain, which was honored as the 2019 Best Asturian Village.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark looked incredible as they arrived at Tokyo's Imperial Palace for a court banquet on Oct. 22 following the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito.
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.
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.
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.
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's little brother, James Middleton, posted this joyful selfie to announce his engagement to French financial analyst Alizee Thevenet on Oct. 6, captioning it, "❤️She said OUI ❤️Our secret is out but we couldn't be happier to share the news 🥂🍾#jalizee 🇬🇧🇫🇷."
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.