It has been a busy year for the UK royal family and as 2016 draws to a close IBTimesUK takes a look at some of the photo highlights from their official tours, both in the UK and abroad:

Royal Tour of India and Bhutan:

Prince William and Kate Middleton embarked on an official visit to India and Bhutan from 10-16 April. During their trip, they visited Kaziranga National Park, attended art classes with local children and met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Kate lets the arrow fly Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Kate Middleton feeds a baby elephant at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Panbari reserve forest in Kaziranga Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Prime Minister of India Narenda Modi in New Delhi's Hyderabad House Dominic Lipinski
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Prince William is pictured during his visit to a centre run by the charity Salaam Baalak, which provides emergency help and long term support to homeless children at New Delhi railway station Dominic Lipinski
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The wind catches the Duchess of Cambridge's dress as she and her husband lay a wreath at the India Gate war memorial Dominic Lipinski
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Kate Middleton, during a visit to meet children from Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep, three non-governmental organizations, and watch a game of cricket at Mumbai's iconic recreation ground, the Oval Maidan Getty Images

Chelsea Flower Show:
Members of the royal family, attended Chelsea Flower show on 24 May. It was here that Queen Elizabeth was able to see the New Covent Garden Flower Market's exhibit: "Behind Every Great Florist" which involved a floral portrait of the monarch. The floral installation, designed and created by Ming Veevers Carter with Helen Evans from the CGMA (Covent Garden Market Authority) is made up of 10,000 flowers and won the new design award.

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Queen Elizabeth II is pictured through a gap in a floral exhibit by the New Covent Garden Flower Market Adrian Dennis
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Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice in the RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden by Anne-Marie Powell attend the Chelsea Flower Show Heathcliff O'Malley
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Queen Elizabeth II walks around the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show Adrian Dennis

Thiepval Memorial:
To mark the 100-year anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, members of the royal family attended the Thiepval Memorial in northern France. Guests and dignitaries, including French President Francois Hollande, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Charles read from texts, describing scenes from the front line in 1916.French, British and Irish songs inspired by the war were sung.

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Prince Charles (right) and British Prime Minister David Cameron attend the ceremony at the Thiepval Memorial Francois Mori

Royal International Air Tattoo:
Kate Middleton and Prince William gave Prince George an early birthday present this year, when they took him to the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, Gloucestershire. Prince George, who turned three on 22 July, was treated to a seat in a Red Arrow jet plane, as well as meeting with one of the pilots.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her son Prince George are pictured as they visit the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford Richard Pohle/ AFP
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George sit inside a Squirrel helicopter during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

Royal Tour of Canada
On their second official tour this year, Prince William and Kate Middleton embarked on the Royal Tour of Canada on 24 September-1 October, taking Prince George and Princess Charlotte with them. During their week-long tour, the royal couple met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. They saw many of the most beautiful sights of British Columbia and the Yukon, including the Great Bear Rainforest and Montana Mountain.

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24 September: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Victoria International Airport with Prince George and Princess Charlotte Dominic Lipinski/ Getty Images
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25 September: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Young Canadians reception and celebration at the Telus Gardens during the Royal Tour of Canada Mark Large/ Getty Images
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Kate Middleton attends a reception at Government House in Victoria Chris Jackson/ Getty Images
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge talk with members of the Canadian Rangers and Junior Canadian Rangers following their arrival at the airport in Whitehorse, Yukon Chris Wattie/ Reuters
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The Duchess of Cambridge, reacts while sampling food during the Taste of British Columbia event at Mission Hill winery in Kelowna, British Columbia Chris Wattie/ Reuters
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sit as stories are read to children at McBride Museum in Whitehorse, Canada Chris Jackson/ Getty Images
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Carcross Chris Jackson/ Getty Images
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Kate Middleton greets native elders, during a visit to first nations Community members in Bella Bella, British Columbia Jonathan Hayward/ AFP
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Kate Middleton laughs with Okasana baerg, of the Carcross Tagish First Nation tribe in Carcross Arthur Edwards
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Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte enjoy a party Chris Jackson/ Getty Images
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoy a party with their parents Chris Wattie/ Reuters
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Prince George of Cambridge plays with bubbles Chris Jackson/ Getty Images

Royal Tour of the Caribbean islands
Prince Harry went on 14 day tour of the Caribbean islands, marking the 35th Anniversary of Independence in Antigua and Barbuda, and the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Barbados and Guyana. He stopped off at seven countries during the royal tour, including Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Barbados. He will also be visiting Guyana on behalf of the Foreign Office. He also met Rhianna.

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Prince Harry delivers a speech during a welcome reception hosted by the Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, at the newly renovated Clarence House on the first day of an official visit in Antigua and Barbuda Chris Radburn/ Getty Images
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Prince Harry plays volleyball as he attends a youth sports festival Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Prince Harry attends a reception hosted by Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda in Barnacle Point, Antigua Paul Edwards/ Getty Images
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Prince Harry talks to students during his visit to Sir McChesney George High School Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Prince Harry meets Prime Minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell at the Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada Paul Edwards/ Getty Images
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Prince Harry and singer Rihanna attend a Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert at the Kensington Oval Cricket Ground on day 10 of an official visit to the Caribbean in Bridgetown, Barbados Chris Jackson/ Getty Images