Say goodbye to 2020 by joining Wonderwall.com as we look back at some of the best photos of the world's royals this year, starting with this memorable snapshot… Despite a rainy night, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were all smiles as they arrived at the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on March 5 for what would be one of their final events as senior British royals. Keep reading for more…
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Leonor, Princess of Asturias and little sister Infanta Sofia of Spain posed together for an official 2020 portrait released by the the Spanish royal family in February.
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It's a Cambridge Christmas! Prince William and Duchess Kate posed with their kids — Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte — for their 2020 holiday card, which was snapped in the fall at their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, England.
This official wedding photograph of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi shows them leaving The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor, England, after their nuptials on July 17.
The newly named Princess Delphine of Belgium attended an event to celebrate the establishment of the Princess Delphine of Saxe-Coburg Fund — which will finance initiatives for the integration of art in health care — at Ghent University Hospital in Ghent, Belgium, on Dec. 10.
A new portrait of Princess Estelle of Sweden was released by the Royal Court on Feb. 23 to mark her 8th birthday.
Duchess Meghan reads "Duck! Rabbit!" to son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor to celebrate his first birthday on May 6. The image was taken from a video published on the @SaveChildrenUK campaign Instagram page. The family is participating in the campaign across both the U.S. and U.K. to help bring much needed support to children who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As they celebrated this family moment, the Duke and Duchess wanted to continue to raise awareness around the urgency of bringing food and learning resources to millions of children.
Princess Charlene of Monaco, wearing a protective mask and showing off her new half-shaved head, made a silly face while attending the traditional Christmas tree ceremony at the Monaco Palace on Dec. 16.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla masked up to visit the Neue Wache memorial to victims of war and tyranny in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 15.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan arrived at Westminster Abbey in London for the Commonwealth Day Service — their final public event as senior royals — on March 9.
Duchess Meghan arrived at Westminster Abbey in London for the Commonwealth Day Service — her final public event as a senior royal — on March 9.
This photo of Prince William playing with his children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — to mark both his 38th birthday and Father's Day on June 21 was released by Kensington Palace. It was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk, England, earlier in the month.
"To mark the start of a new decade, a portrait has been released of Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George. The portrait was taken by Ranald Mackechnie in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace." –The Royal Family Instagram account, which released this photo of Queen Elizabeth II and heirs Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George on Jan. 3
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene looked glamorous as they arrived at the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health in Monaco on Sept. 24.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands played around during a photocall for the Dutch royal family's winter holiday in Lech, Austria, on Feb. 25.
In this photo released on Dec. 17, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall appear in the garden of their home at Birkhall in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in a portrait taken for their 2020 Christmas card.
Queen Elizabeth II attended a ceremony to officially mark her 94th birthday at Windsor Castle on June 13 — a scaled back version of her annual birthday parade better known as Trooping the Colour.
During their train tour of Britain, Duchess Kate and Prince William spoke with residents at Cleve Court Care Home in Bath, England, on Dec. 8 where they to paid tribute to the efforts of care home staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prince Charles addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 22 where he urged world leaders to act on climate change.
Crown Princess Elisabeth of Belgium was photographed on Sept. 5 during the Blue Berets parade during which first-year students of the Royal Military Academy in Brussels who successfully completed the military initiation phase are presented with a blue beret. The future queen began a year of studies at the Royal Military Academy in the fall of 2020.
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William and Duchess Kate sat in the front row inside Westminster Abbey in London for the Commonwealth Day Service on March 9.
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary looked regal as they arrived for a New Year's reception at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Jan. 1.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall released this photo taken at Birkhall, their home in Scotland, in celebration of Christmas 2020. "Wishing you all a happy Christmas and here's to a better New Year! 🎄🌟," the couple captioned the pic on Instagram.
Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia ascended a set of stairs during a masked visit to the Center for Contemporary Creation Matadero Madrid at Matadero Facilities in Madrid on June 12.
Britain's Prince William and Duchess Kate brought their children — Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George — down their first red carpet to attend a special pantomime performance of The National Lottery's Pantoland at London's Palladium Theatre on Dec. 11 to thank key workers and their families for their efforts throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Queen Maxima of The Netherlands wore a stylish face mask as she attended an event marking the start of breast cancer awareness month in The Hague, The Netherlands, on Oct. 1.
Duchess Kate and Prince William must have liked what they saw when they visited the promenade beach huts during an Aug. 5 visit to Barry Island, South Wales, to speak to local business owners about the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector.
Queen Rania of Jordan posed for a 50th birthday portrait ahead of her milestone birthday on Aug. 31.
Fumihito, Prince Akishino — the crown prince of Japan — and wife Crown Princess Kiko attend a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Nov. 8 declaring him his brother the emperor's heir and first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan sported coordinated look as they arrived at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at Royal Albert Hall in London on March 7. It would be one of their final events as senior royals before moving to America.
This photo of Prince William posing with his children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — to mark both his 38th birthday and Father's Day on June 21 was released by Kensington Palace this summer. It was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk, England, in early June.
Leonor, Princess of Asturias — Spain's future queen — posed for an official 2020 portrait in this image released by Spain's royal family in February.
Her Royal Highnesses the Infanta Sofía posed for an official 2020 portrait released by the Spanish Royal Household in February 2020.
During a visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland on Sept. 30, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla posed in front of a throne crafted by local artisan Bob Johnson of Bob's Baskets made for a party to mark the end of filming of "Game of Thrones."
Duchess Kate wore a striking red Sally-Ann Provan hat to the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip posed for a photo taken on June 1 in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, ahead of the Duke of Edinburgh's 99th birthday on June 10. The Queen wore an Angela Kelly dress with the Cullinan V diamond brooch. The Duke wore a Household Division tie.
Royal twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark appeared in a photo taken by their mother, Crown Princess Mary, to mark their 9th birthday on Jan. 8.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attended a ceremony to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey, London, on Nov. 4. Queen Elizabeth II donned a face mask in public for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic when attending the brief ceremony.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex and husband Prince Edward attended the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9.
Prince William and Duchess Kate shared this photo — which was taken during a cliff walk while they were on their first ever official royal visit to Ireland in early March — on their official @KensingtonRoyal Instagram account upon their return to Britain.
This handout photo was released by Prince William and Duchess Kate, who snapped the portrait herself, to mark son Prince George's 7th birthday on July 22, 2020.
This photo of Princess Charlotte was released by Kensington Palace on May 1 — one day ahead of her 5th birthday. It was taken in April by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, on the queen's Sandringham Estate, where the family helped to pack up and deliver food packages for isolated pensioners in the area.
Duchess Kate snapped this photo of third child Prince Louis in April 2020. She and Prince William released it in celebration of Louis's 2nd birthday on April 23.
Prince Albert II of Monaco, wife Princess Charlene and their twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, attended celebrations marking Monaco's National Day at Prince's Palace in Monaco on Nov. 19.
Prince Oscar of Sweden and big sister Princess Estelle posed for an official portrait that was released by the palace in honor of his 4th birthday on March 2.
Queen Elizabeth II socially distanced from her heirs and their wives — Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, and Prince William and Duchess Kate — as they listened to the band of the Salvation Army play in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle on Dec. 8.
Duchess Kate sang during the Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London on Nov. 8.
"To commemorate the 30th Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen on the 4th of June, it is our privilege to share a wonderful collection of photographs of the Royal Family. These Kupars were taken at the Lingkana Palace grounds on the 29th of May. His Royal Highness' name will be announced in the coming days. With deepest gratitude and love on this special occasion, we offer our prayers for the lasting happiness and health of our Beloved Queen, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen." –His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, who shared this image of his wife and two sons on his official Facebook account on May 31
Prince William and Duchess Kate looked like movie stars as they arrived at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 2.
Duchess Kate prepared to exit the starting block during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford on Feb. 26.
Princess Charlene of Monaco wore a "Why so serious?" face mask while attending the first stage of the Tour de France 2020 in Nice, France, on Aug. 29.
A bittersweet goodbye: Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla, Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are pictured leaving London's Westminster Abbey following the Commonwealth Day Service on March 9. It would be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's final public event as senior royals and the last time they were photographed with Harry's family in 2020.
A new family portrait of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her family — husband Prince Daniel and children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar — was released by the Royal Court of Sweden on Feb. 10 ahead of Estelle's 8th birthday on Feb. 23.
Duchess Kate was photographed while meeting Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner, Matthew Barrett, in Dublin on March 3.
"Ahead of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's 15th wedding anniversary tomorrow, we are sharing this photo of Their Royal Highnesses with The Duchess's dogs Bluebell and Beth. The photo was taken earlier today at Birkhall." –the official Clarence House Instagram page, which posted this photo of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla on April 8
Belgium's royal family — Crown Princess Elisabeth, King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Eleonore and Prince Gabriel — celebrated Te Deum, National Day, outside the Cathedrale de Saints-Michel-et-Gudule in Brussels on July 21.
On Dec. 8 — during their royal train tour of Britain — Prince William and Duchess Kate met NHS staff at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Berkshire, England (it's where Kate was born in 1982!).
Prince Charles posed with pop star Katy Perry as they arrived at a London reception for supporters of the British Asian Trust on Feb. 4.
Duchess Kate visited Salthill GAA club in Galway, Ireland, and participated in some hurling on the third day of her first official visit to Ireland with Prince William on March 5.
Prince Harry spent some time with rock star Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London where a single was recorded for Harry's Invictus Games Foundation on Feb. 28.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel posed for an official portrait with their children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, in March 2020.
Princess Beatrice and real estate developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were photographed on the grounds of the Royal Lodge in Windsor, England, after their wedding on July 17. Beatrice wore the same tiara her grandmother Queen Elizabeth II wore on her own wedding day in 1947.
This official wedding photograph of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi shows them outside The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge in Windsor, England, after their nuptials on July 17 with the bride's grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Princess Beatrice and real estate developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were photographed on the grounds of the Royal Lodge in Windsor, England, on their wedding day, July 17. She wore a dress and tiara belonging to her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Spanish royal family — Crown Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Princess Sofia — were masked up as they arrived for the state tribute to COVID-19 victims and people working on the pandemic's front lines at Palacio Real in Madrid on July 16.
Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is pictured in a photo from the Royal Court published on the occasion of her 16th birthday on Jan. 21.
Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania and son Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II posed with Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja at a dinner banquet held in honor of the Norwegian royals in Amman, Jordan, on March 2.
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary shared this photo from a set of "summer greeting" images released on Sept. 1.
Duchess Kate wore a face mask as she arrived to visit the Institute of Reproductive and Development Biology at Imperial College in London on Oct. 14. The Duchess of Cambridge visited the London research center to hear about the work that national charity Tommy's was doing to reduce rates of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
Prince William wore a blue mask during a visit to Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff, Wales, on Aug. 5.
Ahead of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's 10-year wedding anniversary on June 19, Elisabeth Toll photographed the couple for new official portraits. The shoot took place in Gustav III's Pavilion at Haga, their home.
On Nov. 17, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were photographed looking at a homemade card given to them by great-grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle ahead of their 73rd wedding anniversary on Nov. 20.
Zara Tindall rode new horse Happenstance at the Cornbury International Horse trials in Oxfordshire, England, on Sept. 12.
Prince William, Duchess Kate and their kids — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — are seen clapping outside their Anmer Hall home for NHS carers as part of the BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief "Big Night In" on April 23.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden posed for a new official portrait that was released by the Royal Court of Sweden in June 2020.
Crown Prince Haakon of Norway posed for a portrait alongside his consort, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and their children — Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus — as well as their family pets, dogs Milly Kakao and Muffins Krakebolle, during the family's summer vacation on the island of Dvergsoya, Kristiansand, southern Norway, on July 19 — one day before the future monarch's 47th birthday.
Norway's Crown Prince Haakon posed for a portrait during his family's summer vacation on the island of Dvergsoya, Kristiansand, southern Norway, on July 19 — one day before his 47th birthday.
Archduchess Eleonore Von Habsburg of Austria and Jerome d'Ambrosio posed for a photo at their civil wedding ceremony held at the town hall in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on July 20.
Prince William and father Prince Charles attended the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London on Nov. 8.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, husband Prince Daniel and their children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, posed for a photo in the garden at the Royal Palace in Stockholm in June 2020 wearing traditional dress to celebrate Sweden's National Day on June 6.
Duchess Kate toasted marshmallows during her visit to a Scout Group in London on Sept. 29.
Crown Princess Victoria and her family — Crown Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar — introduced a new family member on May 2: Rio the cavapoo! They'd had the dog for a week when this photo was taken at their home, Haga Palace outside Stockholm.
Prince William and Duchess Kate — wearing a gorgeous green dress by The Vampire's Wife — attended a special reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Guinness Storehouse's Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3 during their first ever official tour of Ireland.
Captain Tom Moore — who raised more than $665,000 for NHS charities after sparking the public's interest with his 100th birthday challenge to walk laps around his garden — was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle in England on July 17.
"Thank you all for your kind messages on our wedding! While it was originally planned for April in Jordan, the pandemic derailed those plans and it was safer for my husband's family to hold it in the UK. God willing we look forward to celebrating in Jordan once the situation allows" –Princess Raiyah of Jordan, who posted this message and wedding photo with new husband Ned Donovan on Twitter on July 7
Spain's future queen, Leonor, Princess of Asturias wore a mask as she visited the birthplace of 18th century Spanish priest and friar of Franciscan order Junipero Serra in Petra at Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, on Aug. 10.
Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis met with Sir David Attenborough in the gardens of Kensington Palace in London on Sept. 24 after an outdoor screening of Sir David's new film "David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet."
On a rainy London night, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan walked toward Mansion House in London to attend the Endeavour Fund Awards on March 5. It would be one of their final events as senior royals before they left the fold and moved to California.