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Pictures of the year: Royals

Britain s Prince Harry gestures next to his wife Meghan as they ride a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Britain s Prince Harry gestures next to his wife Meghan as they ride a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Britain s Prince Harry gestures next to his wife Meghan as they ride a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their new baby boy in London, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their new baby boy in London, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their new baby boy in London, April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay
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Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Britain's Prince Charles visits Mount Nhulun for a ceremonial welcome with leaders of the Dhimurru and Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporations, in Australia, April 9, 2018. Arthur Edwards/Pool via Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles visits Mount Nhulun for a ceremonial welcome with leaders of the Dhimurru and Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporations, in Australia, April 9, 2018. Arthur Edwards/Pool via Reuters

Britain's Prince Charles visits Mount Nhulun for a ceremonial welcome with leaders of the Dhimurru and Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporations, in Australia, April 9, 2018. Arthur Edwards/Pool via Reuters
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Belgium's Queen Mathilde reacts while eating maple taffy at the Richelieu Park sugar shack in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Belgium's Queen Mathilde reacts while eating maple taffy at the Richelieu Park sugar shack in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Belgium's Queen Mathilde reacts while eating maple taffy at the Richelieu Park sugar shack in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, exchanges a hongi during a welcome ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, exchanges a hongi during a welcome ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, exchanges a hongi during a welcome ceremony at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, October 28, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a receiving line for the Queen's Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace in London, April 19, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via Reuters

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a receiving line for the Queen's Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace in London, April 19, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via...more

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a receiving line for the Queen's Dinner for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace in London, April 19, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via Reuters
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks to Prince Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, in Windsor, May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks to Prince Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, in Windsor, May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks to Prince Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, in Windsor, May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Britain's Prince Charles has his helmet adjusted after taking a ride on a Warrior Tracked Armoured Vehicle during a training exercise on a visit to The Mercian Regiment at their barracks in Bulford, Wiltshire, Britain, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain's Prince Charles has his helmet adjusted after taking a ride on a Warrior Tracked Armoured Vehicle during a training exercise on a visit to The Mercian Regiment at their barracks in Bulford, Wiltshire, Britain, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Peter...more

Britain's Prince Charles has his helmet adjusted after taking a ride on a Warrior Tracked Armoured Vehicle during a training exercise on a visit to The Mercian Regiment at their barracks in Bulford, Wiltshire, Britain, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Britain's Prince William, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Coventry Cathedral January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Heathcliff O'Malley/Pool

Britain's Prince William, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Coventry Cathedral January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Heathcliff O'Malley/Pool

Britain's Prince William, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Coventry Cathedral January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Heathcliff O'Malley/Pool
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design as she visits London Fashion Week, in London, Britain February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design as she visits London Fashion Week, in London,...more

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits next to Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour as they view Richard Quinn's runway show before presenting him with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design as she visits London Fashion Week, in London, Britain February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yui Mok/Pool
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Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria covers herself from splashing water onboard the Estonian Navy ship Wambola near Tallinn, Estonia August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria covers herself from splashing water onboard the Estonian Navy ship Wambola near Tallinn, Estonia August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria covers herself from splashing water onboard the Estonian Navy ship Wambola near Tallinn, Estonia August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain July 13, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain July 13, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Queen Elizabeth stands with U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain July 13, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to Downing Street in London, Britain, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to Downing Street in London, Britain, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands to Downing Street in London, Britain, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Japan's Prince Hisahito, the only son of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, makes soap bubbles on the grounds of the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo, Japan, August 10, 2018. Prince Hisahito turned 12 years old on September 6. Imperial Household Agency of Japan/Handout via REUTERS

Japan's Prince Hisahito, the only son of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, makes soap bubbles on the grounds of the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo, Japan, August 10, 2018. Prince Hisahito turned 12 years old on September 6. Imperial Household Agency of...more

Japan's Prince Hisahito, the only son of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, makes soap bubbles on the grounds of the Akasaka Estate in Tokyo, Japan, August 10, 2018. Prince Hisahito turned 12 years old on September 6. Imperial Household Agency of Japan/Handout via REUTERS
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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, participate in a group hug on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, October 19, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, participate in a group hug on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, October 19, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, participate in a group hug on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, October 19, 2018. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William (C) talks with Irish soldiers during his visit to the 1st Battalion the Irish Guards Battle group, training under the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), in his role as colonel of the regiment in Laikipia, Kenya September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William (C) talks with Irish soldiers during his visit to the 1st Battalion the Irish Guards Battle group, training under the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), in his role as colonel of the regiment in Laikipia,...more

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William (C) talks with Irish soldiers during his visit to the 1st Battalion the Irish Guards Battle group, training under the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), in his role as colonel of the regiment in Laikipia, Kenya September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Danish Crown Princess Mary meets with women from the local society at the Kalama Conservancy in Kalama, Kenya, November 27, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

Danish Crown Princess Mary meets with women from the local society at the Kalama Conservancy in Kalama, Kenya, November 27, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

Danish Crown Princess Mary meets with women from the local society at the Kalama Conservancy in Kalama, Kenya, November 27, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS
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Japanese Princess Ayako (L) and her husband Kei Moriya are pictured after their wedding ceremony at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, October 29, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Japanese Princess Ayako (L) and her husband Kei Moriya are pictured after their wedding ceremony at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, October 29, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS

Japanese Princess Ayako (L) and her husband Kei Moriya are pictured after their wedding ceremony at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, October 29, 2018. Kyodo/via REUTERS
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding, May 19, 2018. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding, May 19, 2018. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following their wedding, May 19, 2018. Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Tank Regiment, poses for a photograph after presenting the regiment with their new standard in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 25, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via Reuters

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Tank Regiment, poses for a photograph after presenting the regiment with their new standard in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 25, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via...more

Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Tank Regiment, poses for a photograph after presenting the regiment with their new standard in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 25, 2018. Steve Parsons/Pool via Reuters
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Britain's Prince Charles emerges from a recreation of a Potato Famine-era mud hut on the campus of University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Britain's Prince Charles emerges from a recreation of a Potato Famine-era mud hut on the campus of University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Britain's Prince Charles emerges from a recreation of a Potato Famine-era mud hut on the campus of University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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U.S. first lady Melania Trump escorts Jordan s Queen Rania after her arrival at the White House in Washington, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. first lady Melania Trump escorts Jordan s Queen Rania after her arrival at the White House in Washington, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. first lady Melania Trump escorts Jordan s Queen Rania after her arrival at the White House in Washington, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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