Most of the time, it seems that the royal family behave in a highly professional manner. They do represent an entire country, after all, so decorum is a must. However, every now and again the masks slip. And when they do, you can bet that some cameras will notice. So these 20 candid pictures of the royals demonstrate that they’re just like us – moments of goofiness and all.
20. Charles laughs at a phone
Who knew the royals had smartphones? Well, it seems like the younger ones, at least, carry them around. And during the Invictus Games in 2014, a woman in the royal party handed one to Prince William. He in turn showed it to his father, Prince Charles. Charles looked horrified at first – but then cracked up. What was on it? We may never know.
19. Kate plays cricket
During a visit to New Zealand in 2014, the Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a game of cricket. Unfortunately, it didn’t entirely go to plan. William accidentally tossed a ball right at her head, you see, and audiences were treated to some uncharacteristically hilarious faces from Kate. But to be fair, she was trying to play the game in three-inch heels, which is never a good idea.