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Originally posted 12/26/2013 06:45PM
It's been quite a year.
We gained a Prince, lost many beloved stars, saw sad news break and happy occasions happen. And we just happened to get a lot on video.
In our look back at the high points and lowlights of 2013, we found 13 PEOPLE videos that show the year in pop culture – twerking included. So sit back, turn up the volume and reminisce with us.
Originally posted 12/23/2013 01:45PM
The year 2013 had its ups – but unfortunately it was the downs that generated the most page views on PEOPLE.com.
Originally posted 12/17/2013 01:00PM
Prince George's debut! Prince Harry's Arctic Adventure! (Quickly) relive the royal family's big year
Originally posted 12/19/2013 03:50PM
Britain's phone-hacking scandal has entered a strange phase.
During the trial of journalists accused of illegally listening into private conversations over the cell phones of the royal family, the court is playing voicemails that were allegedly hacked into.
This has afforded the opportunity to make what they had to say public knowledge.
Surprisingly, what the court has revealed so far seems to be pretty innocent – adorable, even.
Originally posted 12/19/2013 02:15PM
Prince George is ready to see the world – and for the world to see him!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan to take their son on an official visit to Australia and New Zealand in April, when he will be nearly nine months old.
While it is "anticipated" that George will join his mother and father for what is likely to be more than three weeks away from the U.K., a decision will be made closer to the time, a royal source confirms.
Originally posted 12/19/2013 10:55AM
As well as getting Prince George ready for his first Christmas, the Duchess of Cambridge is planning her festive wardrobe. And what a wardrobe it will be – around a dozen outfit changes over three days.
So, what does one wear when dining with Queen Elizabeth?
The festivities begin on Christmas Eve, when the royals exchange presents and enjoy their traditional turkey lunch. We can imagine Kate in something elegant and refined with a hint of glamour – typical of one of her favorite designers, Emilia Wickstead.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 08:00PM
It's the jolliest season, and the royals are no exception.
Prince Charles, 65, and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 66, have unveiled their 2013 holiday card, and the smiley couple is quite the cutest.
Fancily photographed at last June's Royal Ascot races, the couple is seen viewing horses in the parade ring, with Charles stealing a glance at his happy wife.
The inside of the card reads, "Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year."
Originally posted 12/18/2013 06:00PM
Don't start shopping for engagement presents just yet – Pippa Middleton isn't set to wed boyfriend Nico Jackson, PEOPLE has learned.
Speculation was mounting that Kate's little sister and her beau had gotten engaged, but a source tells PEOPLE "it is not true."
The rumors heated up after Middleton, 30, took a trip to India earlier this month with her stockbroker boyfriend, 36, and reports claimed he'd popped the question.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 04:00PM
A landmark for Prince George on Wednesday – his first Christmas party with the royal family.
He was taken by his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Buckingham Palace for lunch with most of the extended Windsor clan.
Joining the young family was nanny Jessie Webb, who sat in the back of the Range Rover as William drove through the palace gates.
On hand to coo over the baby were plenty of other youngsters, too.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 08:30AM
PEOPLE's annual Year-End issue looks back at the best and worst of 2013, including tributes to this year's fallen stars like James Gandolfini, an exclusive interview with President Obama and Michelle, and the best in TV, film and music.
Re-live 2013's shining moments (other than everyone getting tired of twerking).
Cue Jennifer Lawrence, this year's cover girl. She's the star who we wanted to be pals with all year long, starting with her charming topple up to the stage to accept her Best Actress Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook to the sassy new sassy new haircut she debuted while promoting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November.
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