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Happy New Year! Raise a toast like a royal to bring in 2022

Cheers! When royals raise their glasses

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
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It has been another unprecedented year for the world and the COVID-19 restrictions have meant big changes to the way we lead our daily lives – the royals included.

We've missed out on seeing the Queen and her family at some of their biggest annual traditions, including Trooping the Colour in its full glory and the walk to church on Christmas Day.

The beginning of the year saw the likes of the monarch, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have take their duties online once again with Zoom calls. 

As in-person engagements resumed in spring 2021, the royals adhered to social distancing guidelines and wore face masks.

Prince Charles and Camilla also carried out the first royal tour in two years, visiting Jordan and Egypt in November.

While we're still navigating our way through the pandemic, let's raise a glass like a royal and here's to a happy and healthier 2022!

Take a look at of the best photos of the royals raising a toast…

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan raised a glass of fizz at a lavish summer garden party, during a trip to Dublin, Ireland in July 2018.

kate middleton toast© Photo: Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a red Alexander McQueen off-the-shoulder dress, as she raised a toast at a garden party on her royal tour of Poland and Germany in July 2017.

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The Queen

The Queen and France's then President Francois Hollande clink glasses at a state banquet in Paris in 2014.

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sophie wessex© Photo: Getty Images

The Countess of Wessex

Cheers! The Countess of Wessex toasts with a glass of English sparkling wine during a visit to a vineyard in Gloucestershire in 2014.

queen maxima toast© Photo: Getty Images

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands had plenty to celebrate in 2017, as he marked his 50th birthday.

queen letizia toast© Photo: Getty Images

Queen Letizia of Spain

Queen Letizia of Spain drinks to a toast during a state dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid in 2017. Check out that tiara!

camilla charles toast© Photo: Getty Images

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall

When the Prince of Wales turned 65 during his and the Duchess of Cornwall's royal tour of Sri Lanka in 2013, there was only one thing for it – a glass of bubbles!

diana toast© Photo: Getty Images

Princess Diana

Princess Diana looked chic in a lilac embroidered Catherine Walker ensemble as she drank champagne during a tour of South Korea in 1992.

prince philip toast© Photo: Getty Images

The Duke of Edinburgh

Throwback to the Duke of Edinburgh raising a glass during a state banquet in Moscow, Russia, in 1994. 

william toast© Photo: Getty Images

The Duke of Cambridge

Prince William clinks glasses during his and Kate's South Pacific tour in 2012. 

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