THE ROYAL CHRISTMAS AT SANDRINGHAM As the Queen’s family gathered at the royal estate in Norfolk for Christmas there were rumours to dispel with a show of unity from Kate and Meghan.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES The Queen’s call for reconciliation; the Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise at the London International Horse Show; a family Christmas in Sweden.
WILLIAM AND KATE SUPPORTING THE SERVICES A party at Kensington Palace, a trip to RAF Akrotiri and Kate’s first day as patron of Evelina London saw TRH at their most versatile.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES Crown Princess Mary’s surprise Kenyan trip; Queen Letizia’s fashion past and present; the Volunteer Norway awards . . .
THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR 2018 A survivor of Islamic State terror and a renowned Congolese surgeon were honoured by Norway’s royals and the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES King Philippe Christmas concert; King Willem-Alexander welcomes President Fonseca of Cabo Verde; Crown Princess Mary’s girls’ choir . . .
MEGHAN’S TIME FOR FAMILY AND RECONCILIATION With a few short weeks before the birth of her first child, the Duchess of Sussex is being advised to reconcile with her father Thomas Markle.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES Sweden’s royals at the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm; Beatrice and Eugenie in New York and London; a tribute to Queen Marie of Romania . . .
THE ROYAL AGE OF ROMANCE The wedding of Prince Alfred and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna was unique, the first direct dynastic tie between the UK and Russia.
FOCUS: THE NEWS IN WORDS & PICTURES Forty years of Spain’s constitution; Prince Charles remembers the Iolaire tragedy; the New Year’s Eve banquet in Denmark . . .