16 Best Royal Family Moments of 2016: From Prince George's Pajamas to Prince Harry's New Romance
By Rachel McRady
Lime green birthday suits, white hot yoga pants, and a sexy new royal romance! The British royal family has had a busy year filled with charity work, precious kiddos, and lots of fashionable public appearances.
Through the exotic royal tours to India, Bhutan, and Canada and the simple moments at home in London, the royal family has remained more fascinating than ever.
Prince George clearly couldn’t be bothered to dress up to meet the president. In a series of adorable pics, the little royal greeted the visiting Obamas, showing him the rocking horse the president had gifted him.
In a fun-spirited Invictus Games video with her grandson, Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth gave Barack and Michelle Obama some of her signature shade, saying, “Oh really, please,” when FLOTUS and POTUS tried to challenge Harry at the games.
Though her official birthday was in April, Queen Elizabeth’s annual week-long celebration took place in June. Like a boss, Her Royal Majesty sported a lime green suit to the Trooping of the Colour, greeting the crowds outside of Buckingham Palace before waving from the palace balcony with her family. She was even spotted gently scolding her grandson, Prince William, for kneeling down. Tisk, tisk!
12. Prince George’s Tarmac Tantrum
While checking out several fighter planes, scene-stealer Prince George threw a bit of a fit and his parents had to comfort him in front of the press. It made us love him even more!
After years of living the chronic bachelor life, Prince Harry went public this fall, calling Suits star Meghan Markle his “girlfriend” in a rare statement. In the comments, he accused some members of the press and public of “racism and sexism,” when writing about Markle.
In addition to continuing his late mother’s charity work surrounding HIV and AIDs, Prince Harry got very vocal this past year about honoring Diana’s memory. On his Royal Tour of the Caribbean he got an HIV test with Rihanna on World AIDs Day in Barbados.