Royals

The royals who made the most public appearances in 2017

And it's not who you may think!

It seems Prince Charles and Princess Anne are quite the dedicated royals! According to a new report from The Times, the brother and sister made the most public appearances out of the entire royal family in 2017. What stars!
Charles (the future king of England) attended 374 engagements in Britain, while Anne did 455. Impressive! On top of that, Charles carried out 172 engagements abroad, while Anne clocked up 85.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's first two children are still setting such a great example after all these years!
Prince Charles and Princess Anne share a joke at the 2017 Braemar Highland Gathering in Scotland.
For the rest of the royal family, 2017 has been quite a busy year. For starters, Prince Philip, 96, decided to retire, however, he still did 131 public engagements. "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen," the Buckingham Palace statement said at the time.
Since taking a step back from the spotlight, Philip has really been enjoying his time. "He is enjoying reading things he's always wanted to read and gets up to what he wants without an equerry telling him he has to be elsewhere, or a camera following him," a source recently told Daily Mail.
His wife, Queen Elizabeth, 91, has barely slowed down, though! She carried out 296 public appearances in 2017, which is impressive. Many of those engagements were around London, so not much travel was involved thankfully.
Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service.
Charles' eldest son (the other future king of England), Prince William, did 117 public appearances at home and 54 abroad, while his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge — who is pregnant with baby No. 3! — had the least of the group with 63 at home and 42 abroad. She had to cut back on her duties for a short time after suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.
Charles' youngest son, Prince Harry — who has been busy celebrating his engagement to Meghan Markle — carried out 139 engagements at home (some with Meghan, which we'll never forget) and 70 abroad.
We can't wait to see the royal family out and about in 2018!
This story was first published on our sister site Closer Weekly.