In Pictures: Royals in 2020 – face masks, video calls and Sussexes step down

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The royal family has had a busy calendar of engagements this year, despite the pandemic disrupting many of their official duties.

For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex it was the year they stepped away from royal life, while the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge both recovered from Covid-19.

Royal duties took on a new tone after lockdown in March, with even the Queen donning a facemask for a visit to Westminster Abbey in November.

And the usual big family gathering in Norfolk for Christmas was cancelled, with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh enjoying the festive period “quietly” at Windsor Castle.

Prince of Wales
Prince of Wales
The Queen
The Queen
Prince of Wales
Prince of Wales
The Queen
The Queen
Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Mountbatten Festival of Music
Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Mountbatten Festival of Music
Duke of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge
Duchess of Cambridge
Duchess of Cambridge
Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte
Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte
Harry and Meghan
Harry and Meghan
Prince of Wales
Prince of Wales
The Queen and Captain Sir Tom Moore
The Queen and Captain Sir Tom Moore
Harry speaks to BLM supporter Patrick Hutchinson via video call from California
Harry speaks to BLM supporter Patrick Hutchinson via video call from California
Princess Beatrice wedding dress
Princess Beatrice wedding dress
Queen Elizabeth II portrait
Queen Elizabeth II portrait
Royal visit to community centre
Royal visit to community centre
The Queen
The Queen
Royal visit to The Palladium for pantomime
Royal visit to The Palladium for pantomime
Queen’s Christmas broadcast
Queen’s Christmas broadcast

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