Even if you are not an avid royal watcher, you'll likely have a swag of memories of the royal family through the years.
The Weekly's Miranda Herron recalls her grandfather talking of the time he saw the Prince of Wales waving from the back of a train during his 1920 tour of thanks for Australia's support of Britain during World War I.
Skip forward to 1982 and the wedding of "Charles and Di". Watching (along with 750 million other people) the TV event with British relatives, one of whom had been a Grenadier Guard, we stood solemnly for the National Anthem, God Save The Queen.
In 1997, Miranda remembers how she was making spag bol in a London flat when she heard Princess Diana had been killed. And on the day of her funeral, walking the desolate streets of a city where every shop was closed for a half-day as a tribute to the 'People's Princess'.
In The Australian Women's Weekly's 85th Anniversary Souvenir Edition, which is out now, we take a look at some of the momentous, tragic, joyous, hilarious and rarely seen moments of The Weekly's coverage of the royal family.
From the first Weekly issue in June 1933, which featured a young Princess Elizabeth and her grandmother Queen Mary, we hope you enjoy the journey through the decades – plus a sneak peak into the future – and rekindle some of your own royal memories.
The Weekly's stunning royal souvenir issue is out now!
The latter half of the decade proved a tumultuous time – the death of King George V in 1936 was followed by a constitutional crisis when his son and heir, Edward VIII, abdicated after less than one year on the throne. George VI, Princess Elizabeth's father, in turn succeeded him, then, three years later, Britain was again at war.
The early part of the decade was marred by war, but with peace came the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
That magical event and the birth of their first son, Prince Charles, the following year revived the nation's spirits.
The 1950s signalled generational change – soon after the 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth became Queen, Prime Minister Winston Churchill resigned.
Despite having two small children, the new monarch spent months touring the Commonwealth, at a time when many countries were striving towards independence.
The Swinging Sixties saw Britain transformed from genteel black and white to technicolor.
The royal family maintained traditions – the Queen was still touring the Commonwealth – but it was also showing a more relaxed side of the monarchy at home.
Two more additions to the royal family arrived, with Prince Andrew on February 19, 1960, and Prince Edward on March 10, 1964.
Princess Margaret special
This was a decade of personal milestones for the Queen, celebrating 25 years on the throne and a 30-year wedding anniversary with the Duke of Edinburgh.
There was also the small matter of her oldest son, the future king, and one of the world's most eligible bachelors, and the need for him to find a wife...
After a brief courtship, Prince Charles, 32, proposed to a 19-year-old Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
Their lavish wedding later that year and the births of sons Prince William and Prince Harry were high notes, but, by the end of the '80s, very public stress fractures began to appear in the marriage.
In a speech in November 1992, the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne, the Queen described the year as an annus horribilis.
It was marked by divorce, affairs and the inferno at Windsor Castle. But little did she know that even worse was to come with the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997.
Early in the decade, there were two departures of senior members of the royal family.
But later there were additions, too, as younger royals tied the knot.
And an Australian met her own handsome prince...