We covered The Best of the British Royals in 2018 yesterday — so today, let’s turn our eagle eyes to the rest of the royals. As I mentioned yesterday, this is just an Overview of Highlights, so if I forgot your favorite moment, please do not make me your Forever Enemy! (Although I must admit that I DID almost forget Crown Princess Victoria’s Nobel Prize dress, and that would have been INSANITY.) I grouped people by color and pattern in this post, and it proved surprisingly illuminating — it turns out Queen Mathilde, for instance, had a SURPRISINGLY wacky year. Let’s get into it!
Also, in case you missed it earlier this year, I wrote a giant Queen Maxima retrospective that you might enjoy!
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