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This was the year that Prince William and Catherine Middleton not only took over the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but also seized the moniker of 'Most Favourite Royals Ever'

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To say that Will and Kate caused a craze this year is an understatement. For avid royal fans, the spell cast over them by the royal couple is stronger than Bieber Fever.

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Even riderless horses hurried to Westminster Abbey.

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Royal watchers also had the chance to spot elusive celebs arriving for the wedding. Here are the often-heard, rarely-seen species of Beckhams. Both male and female versions of species were present for the wedding.

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Also on display in the procession of guests were an unbelievable number of ugly hats that go by the euphemism “fascinators.”

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But none were as stunningly curious as Princess Beatrice’s choice. Is it an octopus? A door knocker? An abstract rendition of female reproductive organs? The world will never know.

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Speaking of hats, there was a lot of betting surrounding the Queen’s choice of chapeau.

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The winner is yellow!

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No gambler saw this Royal Wedding scandal coming. Kate’s sister, Pippa, made headlines for her curve-hugging maid-of-honour dress. While you’re not supposed to outshine the bride, Pippa certainly set more tongues wagging and started a plastic surgery trend: The Pippa Middleton butt.

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The secondary Pippa scandal turned out to be nothing more than royal watchers’ wishful thinking. Despite rumours, Prince Harry and Pippa did not become an item after the wedding.

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But once the walk down the aisle began, the Pippa talk stopped as all eyes were fixed on the bride and groom.

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Even with the spectacle and splendour of the young couple’s wedding, though, no one could forget Diana.

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And before fans could finish their first pot of tea, the couple were married and kissing, politely. And everyone was happy.

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Well not everyone. This little bridesmaid, three-year-old Grace Van Cutsem, put on her best grumpy face for the cameras and crowds.

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Grace's grumpiness seemed to be infectious. Just ask the Duchess of Kent.

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But that didn’t get the newlyweds down because their journey as husband and wife was just beginning and they knew life was about to change dramatically.

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Starting with having several creepy dolls made of them, most of which had freakishly large heads and nearly no resemblance to the handsome couple.

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That's better.

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The PEZ were even better.

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But the Canadian $200 coin really missed the mark. Exactly who are those people supposed to be?

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And because the royal wedding, apparently, didn't make enough money, the royal family put together an official Royal Wedding exhibition in Buckingham Palace.

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Visitors could line up for hours to see such exciting things as the first cut in the wedding cake. Look, but don't touch. And don't even think about eating it.

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Even though the craziness over the wedding continued for fans, the Duke and Duchess returned to their normal royal lives, doing things like sporting cool-dude sunglasses at tennis matches.

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And travelling to exotic places, like Canada.

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During their royal visit, Will and Kate got a full rundown of every Canadian cultural stereotype, starting with Anne of Green Gables.

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Of course there was hockey.

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And who could forget cowboy hats, the physical embodiment of the Calgary Stampede. All that was missing were gratuitous photos with Mounties holding beavers.

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Beyond touring foreign countries and indulging in stereotypes, the royal couple made to time to mingle with a lot of people, like sick children.

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And Hollywood.

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Since then, Will and Kate have laid low. Every royal watcher is hoping that's because the couple is taking time to make a new royal family member, 'cause the only thing more captivating than a royal wedding is a royal pregnancy.

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