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The holidays are a time to reflect on the year’s achievements—like crushing that meeting with your CEO or finally learning how to properly pronounce GIF (just remember—it sounds like the peanut butter). If we had to guess, the royal family probably loves checking off a milestone box as much as the rest of us, and between Kate Middleton’s baby announcement and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement, they have a lot to celebrate this year. Here, ten major milestones Queen Elizabeth II and co. achieved in 2017. 

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1. Queen Elizabeth Celebrated Her Sapphire Jubilee

Cheers to 65 years, Lillibet. 

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2. And Prince George & Princess Charlotte Got Dolled Up for Auntie Pippa’s Wedding

Char was a bridesmaid. George was jel. 

RELATED: 11 Special Moments You Likely Missed from Pippa Middleton’s Wedding

3. Princess Charlotte Performed Her First Royal Curtsy Perfectly, Natch

Those yummy little knees

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4. and Kate Middleton Debuted Baby (Bump) Number Three

T minus four months, people. 

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5. Prince George Bravely Entered Kindergarten

FYI: He's already over this whole school thing. 

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6. And Prince Philip Retired

After 70 years as consort to Queen Elizabeth II, Philip retired from public engagements to fully embrace his status as the most titled man in all of the U.K. 

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7. He and Her Majesty Also Celebrated Their Platinum Anniversary

To celebrate 70 years of marriage, they probably had this for dessert. 

RELATED: Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip’s Anniversary Portraits Prove They’re the O.G. Royal Cuties

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8. And Prince Harry Put a Ring on It

Meghan Markle is not a regular future duchess. She’s a historic future duchess, thank you very much. 

RELATED: Royal Wedding Church Staff Must Binge-Watch ‘Suits,’ Per Royal Decree

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9. Meghan Markle Crushed Her First Public Engagement

Was anyone really surprised? 

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10. And, Finally, Prince Harry & Prince William Made Their Galactic Debut

As Stormtroopers in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, no less.

RELATED: Prince Harry Wants to Make Royal Babies with Meghan Markle ASAP

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