- Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, and Prince William have had a busy year.
- In 2019 we saw the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child, Archie Harrison, while Prince Harry publicly acknowledged a rift between him and Prince William.
- Whether the “Fab Four” were attending royal engagements or sharing a private moment, some of their most candid moments have been documented by photographers throughout the year.
- These photos show the rare moments the royals weren’t paying attention to the cameras, like the time Harry took part in a children’s ballet class or when William and Kate pulled pints in Belfast.
- But the pictures also show more serious moments between the royal family.
- At the Festival of Remembrance, Harry came face-to-face with his brother for the first time since admitting there was a rift.
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In January 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were treated to a performance by young fans at Hive, Wirral Youth Zone in Birkenhead. It was their first official engagement of the year.
Clearly Prince Harry was really into the performance.
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton met Scottish fans as they attended the V&A opening in Dundee.
Fans adored the duchess’ tartan dress. Middleton was thought to have taken inspiration from sister-in-law Markle for the outfit.
Later that month, Middleton went behind the scenes of the costume department in the Royal Opera House in London.
On the same day, Harry and Markle attended the premiere of Cirque de Soleil’s Totem at Royal Albert Hall.
In February, the Duchess of Cambridge showed her competitive side with a game of soccer during a visit to Windsor Park Stadium in Belfast.
It was an eventful trip for the royal, who also got involved in some baking with children at St Joseph’s SureStart Facility.
Prince William also got involved in the fun. Here, he listens intently to some of the children.
Prince Harry and Markle kicked off their trip to Morocco by meeting some adorable horses at the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports.
The duchess couldn’t contain her laughter as she and Prince Harry got involved in a cooking demonstration during their visit.
They enjoyed some traditional Moroccan recipes in Rabat.
Markle was a big hit with young fans. In this photo, a little girl offered her a flower during their visit to the Andalusian Gardens.
The couple were followed closely during their trip, with an array of photographers on every corner.
Also in February, Prince William and Middleton pulled pints as they visited the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, during a surprise visit to Northern Ireland.
The fab four reunited for their first appearance of the year together at the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles’ investiture in March.
Markle showed off her blossoming pregnant belly during the celebrations, which took place at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry and Markle shared a private giggle as they mingled with guests at the party.
Prince Harry’s appearance at We Day at Wembley’s SSE Arena made headlines after he surprised fans by bringing Markle on stage. The pair looked more loved-up than ever during the event.
Markle later spoke on a panel for International Women’s Day at King’s College in London.
Middleton and Prince William then embarked on a trip to Blackpool. The weather was pretty dreary — but Middleton nailed rainy-day fashion with this green outfit.
Prince William and Middleton were very hands-on during their visit. They even got involved in some gardening at Revoe Park.
But we can’t forget about the Queen. Meanwhile, Her Majesty was making history by writing her first ever Instagram post during a visit to the Science Museum.
Later in March, Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry, and Markle reunited for the Queen’s Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.
Middleton had a blast with some little ones at Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre in London on March 12.
It was a busy day for Middleton, who later attended London’s Portrait Gala. She rewore this Alexander McQueen dress for the occasion.
Prince William and Middleton enjoyed some Guinness as they visited the Irish Guards in Hounslow on St Patrick’s Day.
Middleton finally had her first ever solo outing with the Queen on March 19, eight years after marrying into the royal family.
It wasn’t all happy times — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid their respects to the Christchurch attack victims with an unannounced appearance at New Zealand House in London on the same day.
They were soon back to scheduled engagements, though. Prince Harry helped plant trees at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School later in March, where children didn’t believe he was a real prince because he wasn’t wearing a crown.
Alastair Grant/ WPA Pool/ Getty ImagesPrince Harry meeting children at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School.
In April, this baby had a hilarious reaction to meeting the prince during a visit to YMCA in London.
He took part in a children’s ballet class during the visit.
Middleton curtsied to the Queen before an Easter Sunday church service.
Middleton and Prince Harry made a rare joint appearance without their spouses a few days later. The pair attended the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25.
Samir Hussein/ WireImage/ Getty ImagesThe Duke of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge attend an ANZAC Day Service at Westminster Abbey
The following month, Prince Harry and Markle introduced their new baby, Archie Harrison, to the world at a photocall in Windsor Castle.
Just a few days later, Prince Harry received this adorable baby gift while launching the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.
He also managed to schedule time to exercise during the visit.
Meanwhile, Middleton and Prince William enjoyed a family day out with their children at the Back to Nature garden designed by the duchess for the Chelsea Flower Show.
The couple’s youngest child, Prince Louis, was certainly the star of the show.
Markle made her first appearance since giving birth at the Queen’s Trooping the Colour parade on June 8.
The event marked Prince Louis’ first royal appearance, and the little one didn’t look too impressed as he watched with his parents from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Middleton wore an Eli Saab dress and matching floral fascinator for an appearance at Royal Ascot.
Prince Harry and Markle were treated to a Boston Red Sox jersey for Archie when they visited the team ahead of their game against the New York Yankees in London.
They shared a sweet moment on the pitch before the game.
The royal family got together to celebrate baby Archie’s christening ceremony in July.
Despite rumours that the pair were feuding, Markle and Middleton attended their husbands’ polo match together with their children on July 10.
The pair appeared to be on great terms when they attended Wimbledon together later that month.
Markle also attended the tennis tournament alone earlier in the week, where she endured this awkward moment with a fellow spectator. The duchess’ security confused a man taking a selfie with the court as someone trying to take a picture of her.
Middleton and Prince William’s facial expressions were priceless as they watched the Men’s Finals on the last day of the competition.
Markle and Prince Harry came face-to-face with pop royalty at the “Lion King” premiere on July 15. Some fans thought Beyoncé called Markle “my princess” in a video from the meeting.
In August, William and Middleton went head to head in a charity sailing contest — and you can tell who lost just by looking at the photo.
The couple’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, was also at the event. When Middleton tried to get her to wave at fans, the royal cheekily stuck her tongue out instead.
It was the princess’ first day of school in September. William, Middleton, and Prince George accompanied the royal for the milestone event.
The Duchess of Cambridge broke royal protocol as she embraced Mary Berry at an event in London on September 10.
Markle shared this sweet moment with her close friend and designer Misha Nonoo as the pair launched their collaborative charity collection in London.
As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off their tour of Africa in September, Markle got roped into dancing with locals in Cape Town.
The couple used the tour as an opportunity to bring baby Archie along for his first royal engagement with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
While at a solo engagement at non-profit organisation Mothers2Mothers in South Africa, Markle shared this sweet encounter with a young fan.
In October, it was time for William and Kate to embark on their own royal tour of Pakistan. The duke made history by becoming the first British male royal to wear a traditional sherwani during the visit.
They wore matching traditional Chitrali hats just a few days later. William’s hat was also worn by his mother, the late Princess Diana, during her visit in 1991.
While visiting Lahore, Middleton wore a plastic tiara to a tea party with a young cancer patient.
Markle and Harry kicked off Remembrance Week at the 91st Field of Remembrance in London in November.
The Fab Four came face-to-face for the first time since Harry admitted there was a rift between himself and William earlier this year. The couples attended the Festival of Remembrance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
At the Remembrance Day service the following day, Markle stood on a separate balcony from the Queen and Middleton because of her lower rank in the royal family.
Markle and Harry took a break from public duties in December. Meanwhile, Prince William, Middleton, Camilla, and the Queen attended a white-tie reception at Buckingham Palace on December 11.
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