The 65 most candid photos of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, and Prince William from 2019

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In January 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were treated to a performance by young fans at Hive, Wirral Youth Zone in Birkenhead. It was their first official engagement of the year.

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Harry and Meghan dance

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Clearly Prince Harry was really into the performance.

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Harry and Meghan dance show

Danny Lawson/ Pool/ AFPMeanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton met Scottish fans as they attended the V&A opening in Dundee.

Kate and William V&A
Kate and William V&A

Karwai Tang/ WireImage/ Getty ImagesFans adored the duchess' tartan dress. Middleton was thought to have taken inspiration from sister-in-law Markle for the outfit.

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Kate and William Scotland

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Read more: Kate Middleton wore a plaid coatdress for a royal engagement that looks like one of Meghan Markle's outfits

Later that month, Middleton went behind the scenes of the costume department in the Royal Opera House in London.

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Kate Middleton royal opera house

Heathcliff O'Malley/ AFP/ Getty ImagesOn the same day, Harry and Markle attended the premiere of Cirque de Soleil's Totem at Royal Albert Hall.

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Harry and Meghan royal albert hall

Paul Grover/ AFP/ Getty ImagesIn February, the Duchess of Cambridge showed her competitive side with a game of soccer during a visit to Windsor Park Stadium in Belfast.

Kate Middleton football
Kate Middleton football

Max Mumby/ Indigo/ Getty ImagesIt was an eventful trip for the royal, who also got involved in some baking with children at St Joseph's SureStart Facility.

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Kate Middleton ireland kids

Jeff J. Mitchell/ WPA/ Getty ImagesPrince William also got involved in the fun. Here, he listens intently to some of the children.

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Prince William with kids

Samir Hussein/ WireImage/ Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Markle kicked off their trip to Morocco by meeting some adorable horses at the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports.

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Harry and Meghan horses

Samir Hussein/WireImage/ Getty ImagesThe duchess couldn't contain her laughter as she and Prince Harry got involved in a cooking demonstration during their visit.

Harry and Meghan cooking
Harry and Meghan cooking

Stephen Lock/ Pool/ Samir Hussein/ WireImage/ Getty ImagesThey enjoyed some traditional Moroccan recipes in Rabat.

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harry meghan cooking

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Read more: 19 adorable photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from their royal tour of Morocco

Markle was a big hit with young fans. In this photo, a little girl offered her a flower during their visit to the Andalusian Gardens.

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meghan markle morocco

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The couple were followed closely during their trip, with an array of photographers on every corner.

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The Sussexs morocco

Facundo Arrizabalga/ Pool/ Getty ImagesAlso in February, Prince William and Middleton pulled pints as they visited the Empire Music Hall in Belfast, during a surprise visit to Northern Ireland.

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Kate and William belfast bar

Matt Mackey/ Pool/ Getty ImagesThe fab four reunited for their first appearance of the year together at the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles' investiture in March.

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Prince Charles party

Dominic Lipinski/ AFP/ Getty ImagesMarkle showed off her blossoming pregnant belly during the celebrations, which took place at Buckingham Palace.

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Meghan Markle

Dominic Lipinski/ WPA Pool/ Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Markle shared a private giggle as they mingled with guests at the party.

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Harry and Meghan laugh

Dominic Lipinski/ AFP/ Getty ImagesPrince Harry's appearance at We Day at Wembley's SSE Arena made headlines after he surprised fans by bringing Markle on stage. The pair looked more loved-up than ever during the event.

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WE Day Harry and Meghan

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Markle later spoke on a panel for International Women's Day at King's College in London.

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Meghan Markle panel women's day

Daniel Leal-Ollivas/ WPA Pool/ Getty ImagesMiddleton and Prince William then embarked on a trip to Blackpool. The weather was pretty dreary — but Middleton nailed rainy-day fashion with this green outfit.

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Kate Middleton

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Read More: Kate Middleton nailed rainy day fashion in a $1,200 green coat

 

Prince William and Middleton were very hands-on during their visit. They even got involved in some gardening at Revoe Park.

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William and Kate blackpool

Phil Noble/ AFP/ Getty ImagesBut we can't forget about the Queen. Meanwhile, Her Majesty was making history by writing her first ever Instagram post during a visit to the Science Museum.

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Queen Elizabeth Science museum

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Later in March, Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry, and Markle reunited for the Queen's Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.

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CTR/ Star Max/ AP ImagesMiddleton had a blast with some little ones at Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in London on March 12.

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Kate Middleton with toddler

Arthur Edwards/ Pool/ AFPIt was a busy day for Middleton, who later attended London's Portrait Gala. She rewore this Alexander McQueen dress for the occasion.

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Kate Middleton Portrait Gallery

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Read more: Kate Middleton rewore an Alexander McQueen gown to a glitzy London gala, but she found a smart way to change it up

Prince William and Middleton enjoyed some Guinness as they visited the Irish Guards in Hounslow on St Patrick's Day.

Kate and William St Patrick's Day
Kate and William St Patrick's Day

Gareth Fuller/ WPA Pool/ Getty ImagesMiddleton finally had her first ever solo outing with the Queen on March 19, eight years after marrying into the royal family.

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Kate Middleton and Queen 2019

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Read more: Kate Middleton wore a grey coatdress and black fascinator for her first ever solo outing with the Queen

It wasn't all happy times — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid their respects to the Christchurch attack victims with an unannounced appearance at New Zealand House in London on the same day.

Harry and Meghan NZ House
Harry and Meghan NZ House

Mark Cuthbert/ UK Press via Getty ImagesThey were soon back to scheduled engagements, though. Prince Harry helped plant trees at St Vincent's Catholic Primary School later in March, where children didn't believe he was a real prince because he wasn't wearing a crown.

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Prince Harry London school

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Read more: A boy didn't believe Prince Harry was a real prince because he wasn't wearing a crown when they met

In April, this baby had a hilarious reaction to meeting the prince during a visit to YMCA in London.

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prince harry meets baby

Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty ImagesHe took part in a children's ballet class during the visit.

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Prince Harry ballet class

Adrian Dennis/ WPA Pool/ Getty ImagesMiddleton curtsied to the Queen before an Easter Sunday church service.

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Kate Middleton curtsy

Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty ImagesMiddleton and Prince Harry made a rare joint appearance without their spouses a few days later. The pair attended the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey on April 25.

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Kate Middleton and Prince Harry

Samir Hussein/ WireImage/ Getty ImagesThe following month, Prince Harry and Markle introduced their new baby, Archie Harrison, to the world at a photocall in Windsor Castle.

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meghan harry cuddling baby

Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty ImagesJust a few days later, Prince Harry received this adorable baby gift while launching the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.

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prince harry archie gift

Patrick van Katwijk/Getty ImagessHe also managed to schedule time to exercise during the visit.

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prince harry cycling

Patrick van Katwijk/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, Middleton and Prince William enjoyed a family day out with their children at the Back to Nature garden designed by the duchess for the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Prince Louis.JPG

Matt Porteous/ Reuters.The couple's youngest child, Prince Louis, was certainly the star of the show.

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Prince Louis garden.JPG

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Markle made her first appearance since giving birth at the Queen's Trooping the Colour parade on June 8.

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harry, meg, and kate

Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty ImageThe event marked Prince Louis' first royal appearance, and the little one didn't look too impressed as he watched with his parents from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

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royals at trooping the colour 2019

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Middleton wore an Eli Saab dress and matching floral fascinator for an appearance at Royal Ascot.

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kate middleton royal ascot

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Read more: Kate Middleton and the Queen coordinated in powder blue and matching floral hats at Royal Ascot

Prince Harry and Markle were treated to a Boston Red Sox jersey for Archie when they visited the team ahead of their game against the New York Yankees in London.

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meghan markle red sox

Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty ImagesThey shared a sweet moment on the pitch before the game.

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Chris Jackson favorite photo 4

Chris Jackson/ Getty ImagesThe royal family got together to celebrate baby Archie's christening ceremony in July.

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Meghan and Harry and Archie Christening

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Despite rumors that the pair were feuding, Markle and Middleton attended their husbands' polo match together with their children on July 10.

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meghan kate polo

Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty ImagesThe pair appeared to be on great terms when they attended Wimbledon together later that month.

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meghan and kate wimbledon

Karwai Tang/Getty ImagesMarkle also attended the tennis tournament alone earlier in the week, where she endured this awkward moment with a fellow spectator. The duchess' security confused a man taking a selfie with the court as someone trying to take a picture of her.

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Meghan Markle photo wimbledon

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Read more: A man got in trouble for taking a photo of Meghan Markle at Wimbledon, but he was actually just taking a selfie

Middleton and Prince William's facial expressions were priceless as they watched the Men's Finals on the last day of the competition.

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kate and william wimbledon 2019

Kawai Tang/Getty ImagesMarkle and Prince Harry came face-to-face with pop royalty at the "Lion King" premiere on July 15. Some fans thought Beyoncé called Markle "my princess" in a video from the meeting.

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Meghan, Harry, Beyonce and Jay Z.JPG

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Read more: Fans are convinced Beyoncé greeted Meghan Markle with 'my princess' at the 'Lion King' premiere

In August, William and Middleton went head to head in a charity sailing contest — and you can tell who lost just by looking at the photo.

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Kate and Will King's Cup

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The couple's daughter, Princess Charlotte, was also at the event. When Middleton tried to get her to wave at fans, the royal cheekily stuck her tongue out instead.

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Charlotte tongue

Andrew Matthews/ PA Images via Getty ImagesIt was the princess' first day of school in September. William, Middleton, and Prince George accompanied the royal for the milestone event.

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Princess Charlotte first day

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Read more: A 'very excited' Princess Charlotte looked more adorable than ever on her first day of school

The Duchess of Cambridge broke royal protocol as she embraced Mary Berry at an event in London on September 10.

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kate middleton mary berry

Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty ImagesMarkle shared this sweet moment with her close friend and designer Misha Nonoo as the pair launched their collaborative charity collection in London.

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Meghan and Misha.JPG

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As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off their tour of Africa in September, Markle got roped into dancing with locals in Cape Town.

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Harry and Meghan Cape Town dancing 2

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Read more: Meghan Markle was filmed dancing with Cape Town locals, and Prince Harry awkwardly tried to join in

The couple used the tour as an opportunity to bring baby Archie along for his first royal engagement with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Baby Archie laughing

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While at a solo engagement at non-profit organization Mothers2Mothers in South Africa, Markle shared this sweet encounter with a young fan.

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meghan markle kisses fans hand

Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty ImagesIn October, it was time for William and Kate to embark on their own royal tour of Pakistan. The duke made history by becoming the first British male royal to wear a traditional sherwani during the visit.

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Kate and William matching Pakistan

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Read more: Kate Middleton and Prince William just made history with matching traditional outfits in Pakistan

 

They wore matching traditional Chitrali hats just a few days later. William's hat was also worn by his mother, the late Princess Diana, during her visit in 1991.

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kate middleton and prince william hats pakistan

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Read more: Every time Kate Middleton paid tribute to Pakistan with her royal tour wardrobe

While visiting Lahore, Middleton wore a plastic tiara to a tea party with a young cancer patient.

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kate middleotn tiara tea party

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Read more: Kate Middleton wore a plastic tiara to a tea party with a 7-year-old girl with cancer

 

Markle and Harry kicked off Remembrance Week at the 91st Field of Remembrance in London in November.

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prince harry and meghan remembrance

Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty ImagesThe Fab Four came face-to-face for the first time since Harry admitted there was a rift between himself and William earlier this year. The couples attended the Festival of Remembrance at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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royal family remembrance festival

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At the Remembrance Day service the following day, Markle stood on a separate balcony from the Queen and Middleton because of her lower rank in the royal family.

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meghan markle remembrance balcony 2019

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Read more: Meghan Markle stood on a different balcony than Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II during a Remembrance Day service because of her rank in the royal family

Markle and Harry took a break from public duties in December. Meanwhile, Prince William, Middleton, Camilla, and the Queen attended a white-tie reception at Buckingham Palace on December 11.

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kate middleton, prince william, camilla

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