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27 times sporty royals made us laugh - photos of Prince Harry, Princess Kate & Co playing sport

The royal family is a sporty bunch

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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
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From Prince Harry's polo skills to Princess Kate's tennis prowess, the royal family members are a talented bunch when it comes to sport.

READ: Inside Kate Middleton's £1.4k per year private members' club where she plays tennis

They're also not afraid to throw themselves into news activities when performing public engagements either; King Charles recently got stuck into a game of American football, while Princess Kate and Prince William have raced each other, with the public watching on.

WATCH: Kate Middleton plays hockey during visit to former school

During their finest sporting moments is when we get to see a more laidback, light-hearted side to the royals, resulting in some of the most natural pictures of them.

Scroll down for the funniest photos of the royals mid-flow in everything from rugby to rowing.

1.Prince Harry gets *very* into his polo match

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Prince Harry has taken up professional polo since moving to California – and he seems very passionate about it in this photo

2. The Princess of Wales forgets which sport she's playing

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Kate was dressed for football... but appears to be practicing her ballet

3. King Charles puts his back into it

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King Charles might not be in his cricket whites, but he certainly seems to know what he's doing!

4. Prince Harry delights fans

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The Duke of Sussex had fans (and his wife Meghan Markle) entranced when he performed an intense stretching routine after his polo match

5. Sophie Wessex glams up for bowls

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Given that bowls is among the most placid sports, the Countess of Wessex is certainly giving it her all!

6. Princess Catherine gets a lift

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We hope those rugby players were careful with Princess Catherine! She sure looks apprehensive to be in the air...

7. Kate is suspicious of William's skills

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William is known to be a football fan, but his wife certainly doesn't seem convinced of his prowess...

8. Meghan Markle can't get over son Archie's jersey

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The Duchess of Sussex was clearly overjoyed when she was gifted a mini jersey for son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at a Boston Red Sox game.

9. Kate Middleton shows off in front of hubby Prince William

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Kate, Princess of Wales, was clearly proud of herself as she and Prince William tried their hands at hurling and gaelic football in Ireland. Beat that, boys.

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10. Kate Middleton aims her shot

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Katnis Everdeen watch your back, is all we’re saying.

11. Meghan Markle conjures up a floating ball

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Wingardium leviosa, she says.

12. Prince William is ever the gentleman

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Will gave Kate a good chance at beating him in a race at the Olympic Park, London.

13. Meghan Markle nails her wizardry

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See? Magic Mike or Magic Meghan?

14. Kate Middleton has a ball

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See what we did there? Ball? Laugh? Love the outfit, Duchess.

15. Kate Middleton reassures Will she's a sailing superstar

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Her boat race says it all. Pun intended.

16. Prince William and Kate Middleton set a new fashion trend

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It's the yellow hats for us.

17. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle plot tactics

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The Princess of Wales and Sussex shared ways to bring Murray down at Wimbledon in 2018.

18. King Charles concentrates

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The art of archery is all in a deep frown and big grin, apparently.

19. Kate Middleton protects her modesty

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The Princess of Wales rocked an appropriate red skirt suit and heels for a game of cricket.

20. Prince William kicks like his life depends on it

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Go for it, Wills.

21. Prince William harnesses his inner yogi

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Just look at that flexibility.

22. Kate Middleton gives Emma Raducanu a run for her racket

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We're not sure if Kate or Charles' concentration face is more intense.

23. Prince William makes wife Kate Middleton jump

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Fog horn in the face. Classic.

24. Prince Harry does his best Hulk impression

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Give it everything you've got, H.

25. Prince Harry gets low

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The Duke of Sussex has clearly nailed the squat life.

26. Sophie Wessex masters magic trick

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The Countess of Wessex balanced a ball on her fingertips while making it hover with power from the other hand.

27. Meghan Markle brings out her competitive side

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Nina Dobrev had no chance in a charity American football match.

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