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Duchess Catherine and Prince William share their favourite moments from 2019

“Thank you for a wonderful year, and see you in 2020!”
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a a video to Instagram of their Year in Review, showcasing some of the most memorable moments throughout the year.

“To all the fantastic organisation and inspirational people we met and worked with, in 2019: Thank you for a wonderful year, and see you in 2020!” the royal couple wrote.

The video opens with footage from this year’s Trooping the Colour, where one-year-old Prince Louis made his Buckingham Palace debut.

Then, the screen splits into three, with the top panel showing Duchess Catherine and Prince William making a showstopping entrance to an engagement in Islamabad during their royal tour of Pakistan in October, with the bottom panel showing the royal couple laughing with cookery icon Mary Berry during their TV Christmas special earlier this month.

Prince Louis made his Buckingham Palace balcony debut at Trooping the Colour this year in June. (Image: Getty)

From there, the couple shared footage from their engagements at the beginning of the year, including Duchess Catherine’s visit to the Royal Opera House in January, Prince William’s visit to Davos, Switzerland where he sat down with Sir David Attenborough at the World Economic Forum to discuss the climate crisis and the couple’s visit Northern Ireland where the couple jumped into a game of football and poured a couple of pints of beer at the bar of the Belfast Empire Music Hall.

In February the couple made a dazzling display at the BAFTAs with Kate turning to one of her favourite designers Alexander McQueen for her ethereal white number.

Kate also visited several organisations and charities dedicated to supporting children in their early years – a main focus of her royal work – while the footage shows Prince William giving a helping hand with the cooking at The Passage, and the royal couple also paid a joint visit to Blackpool, where they promised to be back soon with their three children in tow.

The Duke and Duchess get the party started by both pulling a pint of beer during their visit to Northern Ireland. (Image: Getty)

In March, after eight years as a member of the royal family, Duchess Catherine made her first-ever solo appearance with The Queen, accompanying her to Kings College London to open Bush House.

The following month the video shows Prince William during his poignant, whirlwind trip to New Zealand to visit the victims, families and first responders following the tragic Christchurch terror attacks in March, as well as his attendance at the world premiere of Netflix’s Our Planet alongside Sir David Attenborough, his father Prince Charles and younger brother Prince Harry.

Other highlights included Prince William and his work with the Heads Up, an initiative which encourages people, particularly men, to feel comfortable talking about mental health and comfortable enough to help support their friends and family through difficult times.

Duchess Catherine made her first solo appearance with the Queen in March. (Image: Getty)

Along with funny scenes of the two royals giving sheep shearing a go, there was, of course, the birth of their nephew, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and their appearances at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, their inaugural sailing regatta for charity – which saw Kate walk away with the wooden spoon for coming last, as well as the delightful scenes of the three Cambridge children playing in their mother’s ‘Back To Nature’ garden, created as part of her focus on early childhood development.

And, how could we forget adorable Princess Charlotte’s first day at school and Prince George’s infectious excitement at his first football match?

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The video wraps up with footage from Prince William’s solo trip to Kuwait and Oman, the royal couple’s A Berry Royal Christmas which aired earlier this month and of course Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s Christmas Day debut just last week.

It’s always a treat looking back at the year that’s been and has us even more excited for what’s in store for the Cambridge family in 2020.

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