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Kensington Palace releases favourite moments of 2018

It has been a busy year for the Royal family jam packed with events including the birth of Prince Louis, two weddings and an overseas tour.

And as 2018 comes to an end Kensington Palace has released a video showing their ‘favourite moments’ from the last 12 months.

However it is Meghan Markle who steals the show and is seen the most in the video, raking in over 30 appearances in the three-minute clip. 

The clip starts in January showing a pregnant Kate Middleton sitting with school children in their classroom and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visiting Cardiff. 

A pregnant Kate Middleton is shown in January visiting school children at the start of the video

Shots of the Cambridge’s at the Bafta’s in February are also included in the roundup as well as multiple moments the royals met members of the public.

The first time the Fab Four are seen together in the Palace’s video is 35 seconds in when they are shown during a royal foundation event in February.

Meghan is seen around 31 times in total throughout the clip while Kate is clocked 23 times, including their five joint appearances.

In April Prince William and Kate are shown on the steps of the Lido Wing cradling new baby Prince Louis before two clips of Harry and Meghan’s wedding are shown in May.  

Meghan features heavily in the final half of the video, perhaps because her sister-in-law Kate was on maternity leave after giving birth to her third child.

Smiling Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are shown visiting youngsters and playing games

Smiling Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are shown visiting youngsters and playing games

The Fab Four's first appearance together in the video was at a royal foundation event

The Fab Four’s first appearance together in the video was at a royal foundation event

Meghan receives flowers from a little girl in March, two months before her wedding in Windsor

Meghan receives flowers from a little girl in March, two months before her wedding in Windsor

Another highlight included was the birth of Prince Louis in May at the Lido Wing in London

Another highlight included was the birth of Prince Louis in May at the Lido Wing in London

The Duchess of Sussex is also seen giggling with the Queen, dressed in bold green, in one heartwarming clip. 

Kate is seen interacting with and helping children on official events again in clips from September.

However October’s clips were mostly from the royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. 

The video, which only features five moments of the two couples being together, comes amid questions of there being a rift between Meghan and Kate.

However they were all smiles as they joined the Queen at church in Sandringham on Christmas Day earlier this week.

Two clips of the royal wedding were included in Kensington Palaces's 'favourite moments'

Two clips of the royal wedding were included in Kensington Palaces’s ‘favourite moments’

Meghan featured heavily in the three-minute video and was seen giggling with the Queen

Meghan featured heavily in the three-minute video and was seen giggling with the Queen

June was a busy month for the Duke of Cambridge who met the England squad as they trained for the world cup and welcomed a new baby son

June was a busy month for the Duke of Cambridge who met the England squad as they trained for the world cup and welcomed a new baby son

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Twitter account posted the throwback clip today and it has already had 98,000 views. 

Thousands of people have commented on the video saying it was great to look back on what a busy and successful year 2018 was.

One person wrote: ‘What an epic year for all four. Keep up the good work.’

Another added: ‘What a great royal year it was! Can’t wait for what 2019 will bring, especially #babysussex’

Despite numerous appearances it was Princess Anne, 68, who was crowned the hardest working this year after carrying out engagements on more than 180 days 

Kate is also seen in the short clip interacting with and helping children on official events 

Prince William is pictured holding Princess Charlotte's hand after the christening of little Louis

Prince William is pictured holding Princess Charlotte’s hand after the christening of little Louis

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared again towards the end after taking maternity leave

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared again towards the end after taking maternity leave

October's clips were mostly from the royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga

October’s clips were mostly from the royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga

In comparison, Prince William spent more than 120 days working, while Prince Harry spent more than 90 days working this year, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The Duchess of Sussex, who only joined the court circular after her nuptials in May, carried out just under 50 days of engagements in those seven months.

Kate, who was on maternity leave for much of the year after giving birth to Prince Louis in April, carried out a similar number, working more than 50 days in 2018.  

Princess Anne has been named the hardest working royal each year since 2015.

The younger royals instead have chosen to focus on fewer projects that they are more involved in, including their Heads Together mental health initiative. 

The Fab Four were all pictured laughing and smiling together at a royal foundation event

The Fab Four were all pictured laughing and smiling together at a royal foundation event

After the roundup the Kensington Palace's video ended with the words: 'Thank you to everyone who made this year so special. See you in 2019!'

After the roundup the Kensington Palace’s video ended with the words: ‘Thank you to everyone who made this year so special. See you in 2019!’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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