Members of the royal family are conditioned to look cool, calm, and collected no matter what life throws their way. Whether they're born into royalty or marry into it, being camera-ready is something that is expected of them, no matter what age. But every once in a while, a photog snaps a moment that is so off guard, you can't help but chuckle over it. These 20 candid photos of the royal family are so pure and relatable.
When Prince William and Prince Harry were young, Harry often stole the show by sticking out his tongue or catching the public's attention by doing something hilarious just like a normal little kid. When Prince William and Duchess Kate's children stepped onto the scene decades later, their daughter, Princess Charlotte, made headlines for being just like her Uncle Harry when it came to sassing things up for the camera.
It's not just the little ones, either. Harry, William, Kate, and Duchess Meghan have also been caught laughing and telling harmless secrets during a public event. It's then when their true personalities show and make fans feel like they *finally* have something in common with a member of the royal family.
Prince Harry and Princess Diana shared a sweet mother-son moment while riding a ski lift at a resort in Lech, Austria, circa 1991.
Even as a teenager, Harry gave his undivided attention to children during any royal engagement he made, like this time in September 2002.
Harry and William played it cool while they toyed around with a large snake during a joint royal trip to Botswana in June 2010.
A little wind couldn't stop Kate and baby George from looking picture perfect as they stepped off a plane in April 2014.
Prince George proved he was just like any other tot when he took an adorable tumble down a grass hill during a Father's Day polo match in 2015.
William, Kate, and Harry chuckled together as they hosted a Party at the Palace for families of Britain's fallen servicemen and women in May 2017.
Charlotte showed off her adorably hilarious personality as she arrived to Meghan and Harry's wedding in May 2018.
Harry looked at Meghan in awe as he and Doria Ragland were on hand to celebrate the Duchess of Sussex's work on the Together charity cookbook in September 2018.
Kate was all smiles as she watched Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte play at a polo match in July 2019.
Meghan proved she's a true animal lover as she embraced an adorable dog during a royal visit of her Mayhew Animal Home patronage in January 2019.
Meghan and Kate couldn't help but chat it up during a Wimbledon match in July 2019.
A pregnant Meghan looked so chic in athlesuire gear in February 2019 as she strolled through New York City, where her two-day baby shower took place.
She might have the title of "princess" but, at the end of the day, Charlotte is just like all little girls her age and proved it during this November 2019 outing.
William and Kate looked like doting parents as they joined their kids in laughter while watching Trooping the Colour in 2019.
Prince Harry is known for his polo skills, but in July 2019, he knew his duties off the field included checking in on Meghan and baby Archie.
Meghan and Harry couldn't help but crack up at baby Archie's antics as he entertained everyone with his sweet personality during a royal engagement in September 2019.
Harry and Meghan gave "getting stuck in the rain" a whole new meaning in March 2020 when they were photographed gazing into each other's eyes, not being phased by the weather around them. The intimate moment was captured as Meghan and Harry arrived at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London.
Inside the Endeavour Fund Awards, Meghan and Harry had a priceless reaction after the Recognizing Achievement Award winner, Danny Holland, proposed to his girlfriend on stage as a sweet surprise.
While the world was self-quarantined during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, William and Kate were keeping busy by joining Zoom calls just like millions of other people, and nothing is more candid than a Zoom call.