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10 times royals shared a chuckle with their children – Duchess Kate, the Queen and more!

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Sophie Hamilton
Sophie HamiltonParenting Editor
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We're used to seeing the royal family looking rather straight-faced as they carry out formal, often sombre engagements, and rightly so, but we do like to see the Queen and Co laugh together sometimes – and it's doubly cute when they share a laugh with their children.

There's something about that parent-child bond having a private giggle together that melts hearts and the snaps below have us dying to be in on their jokes!

From Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte to the Queen and her son Prince Charles, see which regal parents and children have shared a chuckle together on camera…

Duchess Kate and son Prince George

Just love this fun look between mum Kate and her eldest child Prince George. We imagine the pair were sharing a giggle over the impressive flypast at Trooping the Colour back in 2016, but who knows?

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Duchess Meghan and son Archie

Prince Harry's wife Meghan burst into fits of laughter back in September 2019 while on a royal tour of Cape Town, South Africa. The new mum chuckled with baby Archie who had a huge smile on his face for the meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Duchess Kate and daughter Princess Charlotte

A sweet giggly moment between mother and daughter! Kate and Charlotte have a laugh at the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at the Beaufort Polo Club, Gloucester, in June 2018.

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The Countess of Wessex and daughter Lady Louise Windsor

Ooh, we'd love to know what mum Sophie and daughter Louise were laughing about in this photo.

The pair were photographed while carriage driving in The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May 2018.

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The Queen and son Prince Charles

Oh we just love this! Her Majesty and son Charles found the sack race the annual Braemer Highland Games in Scotland most amusing.

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Duchess Kate and son Prince Louis

This was just the cutest! Adorable little Prince Louis giggles away to himself as he toddles in mum Kate's sunglasses, which she finds super funny too. The pair were at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match in 2019.

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Sarah Ferguson and her daughter Princess Beatrice

We wonder what tickled these two at 2018's Royal Ascot? Mum Sarah and daughter Beatrice shared a sweet moment together at the prestigious event.

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Princess Anne and daughter Zara Tindall

A right royal laugh! The Queen's daughter Princess Anne shares a chuckle with Mark Phillips and daughter Zara at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in 2014.

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The Queen Mother and daughter the Queen

Could the monarch be telling her mother a joke? Oh, we'd love to think so.

The Queen was pictured with her now late mother, the Queen Mother, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, celebrating the 50th anniversary of VE Day in May 1995.

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Prince Charles and son Prince Harry

Something was clearly very funny indeed at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in September 2014. Prince Charles and son Harry were snapped sharing a joke at the event – if only we knew more!

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