The 16 Most Talked About Royals Photos of 2019

The 16 Most Talked About Royals Photos of 2019

May 8: The Queen wears a raincoat and smiles

Mandatory Credit: Photo by DAVID HARTLEY/Shutterstock (10231429g) Queen Elizabeth II leaves after watching her horses in the 4 Year Old Hunter Class 76th Royal Windsor Horse Show, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 08 May 2019DAVID HARTLEY/Shutterstock

Sometimes the most ordinary moments can prompt the biggest reaction: This photo of the normally regal, stately, and seemingly aloof Queen Elizabeth captured her looking positively giddy after watching the 76th Royal Windsor Horse Show near Windsor Castle. Coupled with her rain jacket with pointy elf-like hood, the smiling Queen looks, well, totally adorable! Despite her role, the Queen is not really a glitz and glamour kind of woman: She loves the country, going for walks, and horse rides—and, by all appearances, doesn't mind getting a little muddy. (Oh, and her good mood could have something to do with her eighth great-grandchild being born two days earlier.) Find out 15 surprisingly frugal habits of the royal family.

May 8: First photos of Archie

Editorial use only not for use after 7th June 2019 Mandatory Credit: Photo by Shutterstock (10231463s) Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex with their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex new baby photocall, Windsor Castle, UK - 08 May 2019Shutterstock

And now, the moment royal watchers have been waiting for: Introducing…Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor! The highly anticipated birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child occurred on May 6, and the newborn made his royal debut two days later at St. George's Hall in Windsor Castle. "Parenting is amazing," Prince Harry said during the photo call. "It's only been two-and-a-half, three days, but we're just so thrilled to have our own little bundle of joy." Meghan gushed, "It's magic, it's pretty amazing. I have the two best guys in the world, so I'm really happy." But there are some tiny details you probably missed from Meghan and Prince Harry's royal baby debut. The Queen (hopefully changed out of her muddy wellies from the horse show) met the baby later that day.

May 19: Duchess Kate's flower garden

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While the Sussexes enjoyed some well-deserved rest and private time, the Cambridges showed off their love of nature in a garden designed by Duchess Kate for the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. There are several lovely shots of the family enjoying this special spot, but our favorite is of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who took off their shoes to dip their toes in the stream, just like any kids would do. "I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental well-being, particularly for young kiddies," Duchess Kate said in a video on the official Kensington Palace Instagram. "I really hope that this woodland that we have created…really inspires families, kids, and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together." Find out how to steal Kate Middleton's clever trick for repeating outfits.

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