In Pictures: A decade of the royal family

The royal family’s decade has been one of celebration, from weddings, milestones and a jubilee to an abundance of royal babies.

The Queen became the longest reigning monarch in history, the Duke of Edinburgh retired after decades of royal service, and the couple welcomed eight great-grandchildren.

State visit to France
State visit to France

The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 – marking 60 years since she ascended the throne.

Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Royal reign milestone
Royal reign milestone
Duke of Edinburgh’s final public engagement
Duke of Edinburgh’s final public engagement
Remembrance Sunday 2017
Remembrance Sunday 2017

While William and Harry both started the decade as single men, by the end of 2020 they were both married and had become fathers.

Harry and William
Harry and William
Harry in Afghanistan
Harry in Afghanistan
Royal engagement
Royal engagement
The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding
Prince Harry's engagement
Prince Harry's engagement
Royal wedding
Royal wedding
Diana anniversary
Diana anniversary

Their cousins were also in the news, with Zara Phillips winning a team equestrian silver medal at the 2012 Olympics and Princess Eugenie’s own royal wedding in 2018.

Princess Eugenie's wedding
Princess Eugenie's wedding
London Olympic Games
London Olympic Games

The Queen welcomed eight great-grandchildren, including William and Harry’s children.

Birth of Prince George
Birth of Prince George
Princess Charlotte
Princess Charlotte
Royal Baby
Royal Baby
Archie
Archie
The Cambridges
The Cambridges
Princess Eugenie's wedding
Princess Eugenie's wedding

There were plenty of memorable public duties for the royals over the past 10 years, including overseas engagements.

Royal visit to Scotland
Royal visit to Scotland
Prince Harry in Jamaica
Prince Harry in Jamaica
Royal Tour of Australia
Royal Tour of Australia
Prince Harry's visit to Jamaica
Prince Harry's visit to Jamaica
Royal visit to India
Royal visit to India
Royal tour of Australia
Royal tour of Australia
Royal visit to Africa
Royal visit to Africa