It's been a busy year for the royal family (and for our scrolling thumbs trying to keep up with them!). From Pippa Middleton's summer wedding to Duchess Kate's pregnancy announcement to rumors that Meghan Markle might soon officially become family with a 2017 proposal (hurry, Harry!), we've been watching with bated breath and starry eyes. While the romances of our favorite British family might just have us believing in true love, it's Prince George and Princess Charlotte that truly melt our hearts. From George's sassy helicopter pose that took the internet by storm in July to Charlotte's adorable mommy-and-me moments, we're taking a look back at our favorite royal tots' cutest photos of 2017.
Kensington Palace released this adorable photo of Princess Charlotte to celebrate the toddler's second birthday on May 2. What we'd give to pinch those adorable cheeks!
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Summer brought the most celebrated wedding of the year — Pippa Middleton's marriage to James Matthews in May 2017. But that's not all it brought. With the wedding came the most adorable photos of her nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Here they are before the ceremony, about to perform their pageboy and bridesmaid duties.
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Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte had a sweet mother-daughter moment before Pippa Middleton's wedding in May. Kate admitted she was nervous about how her children would act at the nuptials, according to HELLO!. "[Kate] said that they were all really looking forward to her sister's wedding at the weekend but she was a bit worried about how her children might behave. She said she was hopeful that they would be good but you never know at that age," a source told the magazine.
Right before walking into aunt Pippa Middleton's wedding, Princess Charlotte took a look behind her, allowing photographers to capture this snapshot that confirms she's the most adorable bridesmaid Britain has ever seen.
Clad in his green-gold pants and cream top with gold accents and a Peter Pan collar, Prince George made a dashing pageboy.
If only they could stay this little and adorable forever…
In honor of Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday, the royal family gathered on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. During the celebration, Prince George and Princess Charlotte watched 29 planes fly overhead.
Before the Trooping the Colour ceremony started, Prince George and Princess Charlotte peeked out of a Buckingham Palace window, taking in the crowd.
Cue the awwws: Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole our hearts with their sweet smiles at the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte arrived in Poland on July 17 for what the press dubbed the Cambridges' Brexit diplomacy tour. Is it just us, or is the princess becoming quite the fashionista?
Forbes reported that a shy Prince George had to be coaxed out of a private plane by his father, Prince William, once they landed in Poland in July. #adorable
Here's Dad giving Prince George a pep talk before they walk the tarmac red carpet that was laid out for their arrival in Poland in July. "George fidgeted, swinging his right leg backwards and forwards before wrapping it around his left as William smiled and shook hands, while Princess Charlotte was feeling anything but camera shy in her mother's arms," the Daily Mail reported.
After Poland, the Cambridges headed to Germany where they were picture-perfect as they deplaned on July 19. Blue is certainly their color!
Princess Charlotte peered out the plane window after landing at the Berlin airport in July.
Prince George took a peek at the waiting crowd in Berlin as well.
Princess Charlotte looked pretty as a picture after being greeted with flowers in Berlin in July.
Prince George, on the other hand, looked like he could use a nap!
We could not not take one more look at this precious flower girl. Now off to Hamburg…
The royals arrived in style at the Airbus compound in Hamburg, Germany, on July 21.
It was the sassy photo seen around the world! Prince George struck quite the pose while at the Airbus compound in Hamburg, Germany.
Princess Charlotte and Duchess Kate shared a mother-daughter moment as they learned about the H145 and H135 helicopter models while in Hamburg, Germany, in July.
Prince George was all smiles in his official birthday portrait released by Kensington Palace in July to commemorate his fourth birthday!
Father and son took a picture together before Prince George's first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London on Sept. 7.
Shortly after the school year began, it was reported that Prince George was already "over it." "[Prince William] told me he'd just dropped Prince George off at school and he didn't want to go," another parent told the Daily Mail, adding, "sounds a bit like mine, really."