The British monarchy has undoubtedly seen an uptick in popularity in recent years. Interest began to swell when Prince William, a certified early aughts heartthrob and eldest child of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, announced he was engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton.
The two have since had three beautiful children together: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Public interest continued to rise as people awaited to see what Harry, the wildcard of the family, would do next. He’s since settled into married life himself, choosing American actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle as his bride. The two are expecting their first child this spring.
Fans of the royal family have watched fondly as William and Harry have grown up.
Alongside their charming wives, they are constantly setting the tone for what the next generation of the monarchy will be like. So far, that future looks modern, compassionate, and dedicated to improving the quality of life for all walks of people.
At the center of it all is 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth, who shows no signs of slowing down. What’s more, a royal insider recently revealed that the Queen has no plans to abdicate and let Prince Charles, who is 70 years old himself, lead while she is still alive.