The Royal Family: royal highlights of 2018
12 December 2018, 15:54 | Updated: 12 December 2018, 16:02
Three babies, two royal weddings, and a 70th birthday - not to mention a pregnancy announcement and a meeting with the new President. 2018 has been a busy year for the royals!
The royal family have arguably had one of their biggest years for considerable time. 2018 has seen members of The Firm attend various celebrations and engagements.
We take a look back at this year's highlights for the royals.
April 23rd - Prince Louis is born
May 19th - Prince Harry weds Meghan Markle
The couple had confirmed their engagement in November 2017 and opted to have their ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
June 18th - Zara and Mike Tindall welcome baby girl
The Queen's granddaughter, Zara Tindall, welcomed her second daughter with rugby player husband Mike on June 18th, after suffering two failed pregnancies previously.
The royal youngster was named Lena Elizabeth Tindall and weighted a substantial 91bs 3oz.
July 12th - the Queen meets President Trump and First Lady Melania
The Queen played host to President Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump on July 12th at Windsor Castle.
It was the President's first visit to the UK.
October 12th - Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank
The wedding took place at the same venue as her cousin Harrys - St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
October 15th - Pippa Middleton gives birth
Kate's sister named her first born Arthur Michael William Matthews.
October 15th - Meghan and Harry announce pregnancy
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
After intense baby speculation at Princess Eugenie's wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirmed that they were expecting their first child on the first day of their royal tour.
The royal tot is due in Spring 2019.
October 15th - Prince Harry and Meghan begin first royal tour
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's first royal tour together began on 15th October and lasted 16 days.
Within those 16 days, they visited Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, fitting in an impressive 76 engagements in the process.
November 14th - Princes Charles turns 70
The Queen's eldest son celebrated his 70th birthday on November 17th this year.
The future King was treated to a family dinner hosted by his mother at Buckingham Palace.