The top 20 most significant royal moments of 2013
On 22 July Britain's future King, Prince George of Cambridge, was born.
And just a day later he gave his first royal wave from his mother Kate's arms as she stood on the famous steps of The Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
"We could not be happier," Prince William, who was at his wife's side when she gave birth, told the scores of waiting fans and journalists.
Days of celebrations then ensued from Buckingham Palace and Bucklebury to Toronto and Niagara Falls. Photo: © Getty Images