#2017bestnine: your favourite royal pics of the year....

Here's your royal year in an Insta. That social media favourite is becoming a go to for the royal houses of Europe as they share their news and now it's time to find out what's been winning them hearts. We all love a bit of #2017bestnine and after you've checked out your own top nine posts, why not have a look at what's got us clicking on the royal accounts. This is the top nine pictures for each royal Instagram and it kind of sums up the year rather well. So settle back and get ready for a trip down memory lane as we find out what have been your favourite royal pictures of the year....


Total likes this year 2,981,598

Total posts 269

Most popular Crown Princess Victoria at her 40th birthday celebrations as she snuggled in a carriage with Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar.

Oddest Prince Carl Philip miked up to announce his second son's birth but, hey, forget the formica desk and focus on the baby news.


Total likes this year 1,851,312 

Total posts this year 342

Most popular photo An image of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine as they started school, taken by their mother, Crown Princess Mary.

Oddest Crown Prince Frederik holding up a sign saying ''Help Me'' in Danish - he was actually appealing for support for the events he is organising for his 50th birthday in 2018.

The Netherlands

Total likes this year 691, 471

Total posts this year 147

Most popular photo The picture that launched the account on April 30th 2017 - King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima posing with their three daughters, Amalia, Alexia and Ariane.

Oddest The tarmac and grass - it's actually the start of a video taken by King Willem-Alexander of his daughter, Alexia, riding her bike on her way to school. 


Total likes this year 201,401

Total posts this year 328

Most popular photo King Harald and Queen Sonja with Crown Prince Haakon Magnus, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Ingrid and Prince Sverre in their official Christmas picture

Oddest Queen Sonja emerging from a hut in the side of a grass covered hill.....


Total likes this year 56,988

Total posts this year 157

Most popular photo Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore on Belgium's National Day, July 21st 2017

Oddest photo These are all pretty sensible although we're seeing a lot of Mathilde's zip in photo number nine....

Clarence House

Total likes this year 1, 136, 865

Total posts this year 324

Most popular photo The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry in an archive photo used to announce H's engagement to Meghan Markle

Oddest photo These are all fairly sensible, too, although interesting to note that Camilla doesn't make an appearance anywhere in the top nine photos of the year.

The Royal Family

Total likes this year 8,748, 534

Total posts this year 500

Most popular photo Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official engagement photo.

Oddest photo Interesting to note that no one other than the Queen, Prince Philip, the Cambridges, Harry and Meghan get a look in here. Not even Charles.

Kensington Palace

Total likes this year 22, 003, 721

Total posts this year 456

Most popular photo Prince Harry and Meghan Markle having a snuggle in one of their engagement photos

Oddest photo The oddest thing about this stand out tally for 2017 is that Kate only appears in one of the top nine most liked photos of the year. George is in three, William in two and Harry and Meghan in five. Which means 2018 could be very interesting indeed....