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Kate and William’s third pregnancy awkwardly snubbed by Royal Family’s 2017 Year in Review video

A rather odd omission!

Well, this is uncomfortable! On New Year’s Eve, the official Kensington Palace Instagram account posted a series of cute videos chronicling the royal family’s impressive 2017.

First, they highlighted Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry‘s UK engagements throughout the year. Highlights of overseas tours were then shown followed by highlights of the trio’s royal foundation work. Lastly came a video showing off the crew’s most memorable “family moments” of 2017 that included Princess Charlotte receiving her first posey, Prince George starting school, George and Charlotte appearing in Pippa Middleton’s wedding, and Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle.

But, one major royal family event was noticeably (and shockingly) left out of the highlight reel — the worldwide announcement of Kate and William’s third pregnancy! Not surprisingly, fans were quick to criticize the Kensington Palace social media team for leaving out such an important and exciting 2017 event. “What about the announcement of the Duke and Duchess expecting [their] third baby?!” one person protested with another similarly adding, “Duchess of Cambridge announces [third] pregnancy?!?!”

One person also astutely pointed out that another big royal event was missing from the video — Prince Philip’s retirement! “Prince Philip… a long-serving member of the royal family announces retirement?!?” the fan wrote. Queen Elizabeth’s husband, 96, officially finished his royal duties in August 2017 after 65 years of service and more than 22,000 solo engagements.

Though Kate’s pregnancy, which she and William announced in early September 2017, and Philip’s retirement were excluded from the clip, other fans of the monarchy defended the video. “No complaints, people! What a charming thing they are doing by sharing with us! Let’s always just be thankful, ok?” one person wrote with another adding, “Thanks for sharing! I’ve enjoyed each of these milestones.”

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