This year has been full of highs and lows for the British Royal Family, from the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June to the death of Elizabeth II in September, there has been plenty of royal news.
But which posts caught your eye in 2022? Take a look to find out…
1 – After a hiatus during COVID, the annual Order of the Garter service returned to Windsor, seeing Camilla take her place in the procession as a Royal Lady of the order. The late Queen missed the procession itself, but hosted the traditional pre-church luncheon in the castle.
2 – Details were announced in March of a service to honour the life of the late Duke of Edinburgh, after a pared back funeral service at St George’s Chapel amidst the restrictions of the pandemic. The service took place at Westminster Abbey at the end of March, almost a year after his death.
3 – Many reading fans were thrilled to see a third series Camilla’s Reading Room launched in , as she picked five further books that she herself has enjoyed to share with others. The project has since been renamed The Royal Reading Room after The Duchess of Cornwall became Queen.
4 – Celebrations took place across the Commonwealth this year, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and her 70 years of service. Australia’s plans caught your interest however – perhaps due to the larger republican sentiment Down Under – with announcements of beacon lighting and even the renaming of an island after the long-serving Monarch.
5 – Following the Queen’s death, Princess Beatrice’s husband paid tribute to the Monarch. Edo shared a heartfelt message on Instagram, explaining he was grateful that his daughter, Sienna, now one, was able to meet her great-grandmother alongside some her young cousins.
6 – As the years go by, more and more survivors of the Holocaust pass. Charles, as patron of the National Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, has been vocal in his support of capturing these important stories. In January, he and Camilla met with seven survivors, of whom he commissioned portraits at Buckingham Palace, to share and remember their experiences.
7 – Acknowledging Accession Day in February, the palace released a new photo of the late Queen. Pictured at Sandringham, where her father, George VI, died and where she usually spent the anniversary quietly, we saw the Sovereign with her government red box of papers.
8 – With the Commonwealth spanning a third of the globe, members of the Royal Family were tasked with heading overseas to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. We gave you a run down of who was heading where in 2022 – remind yourself below.
9 – You were all interested to see how we remembered the life of the Duke of Edinburgh, surveying his turbulent childhood, to his service in the Royal Navy, and later his royal duties.
10 – Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge put her camera to good use in July, photographing The Duchess of Cornwall for her Country Life magazine spread. The charming photos were popular with royal watchers. The edition has since become the best-selling of all time.