From weddings and babies to a Diamond Jubilee and retirement, not to mention a devastating scandal, the past 10 years for the British royal family have been more than a series of traditional milestones, they have contributed to a decade of major change. Though the line of succession may be dramatically different now than it was in 2009 (go Princess Charlotte!), it’s evolution in other areas that has brought The Firm well and truly into the 21st century. A biracial American now sits proudly in the House of Windsor, and a new direct line of communication with the public, social media, has made senior royals more accessible than ever.
As Prince Charles continues to prepare for the throne in the ’20s and Prince William’s prominence continues to grow, BAZAAR.com takes a look at the past decade’s most memorable—and endearing—royal moments.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.