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12 unexpected photos of royals caught off guard at home

See the royal family at home in their natural habitat

royals at home
Bridie Wilkins
Senior Health & Fitness Writer
28 June 2022
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The royal family are photographed constantly, whether it be at official engagements or at their royal weddings and during special family moments, but how about those candid shots taken at home?

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Here are the funniest unplanned pictures of British royals inside of or at their homes, featuring everyone from Prince William and Prince Harry to Prince Charles and even the Queen

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1. The Queen is not amused

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When the Queen attended the Royal Windsor Horse show in her back garden at Windsor Castle, she was seen to be having an utterly marvellous time. Maybe it was the canapes…  

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2. Prince William strikes a pose

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Prince William showed everyone how a photocall is done as he showed off his best sides outside of Kensington Palace. Aged two, might we add.

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3. Prince Charles and Camilla enjoy the wildlife

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Prince Charles and Camilla couldn't quite keep their cool when Zephyr the eagle went to show off his wingspan at the Sandringham Flower Show on the Queen's estate in Norfolk. Their. Faces.

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4. Zara Tindall puts on a brave face

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"I'm fine, I'm fine," she says, after competing on one of the most majestic horses ever in the dressage competition at her mother Princess Anne's Gatcombe Park estate, where she also lives.

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5. Prince Charles cuts some shapes

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When Prince Charles met with models at Lagos Fashion Week inside of St James's Palace in London, he showed off his incredible moves, complete with a hand click.

6. Prince William teaches Prince Harry the two-step

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In 1985, Prince William and Prince Harry were pictured inside their nursery at Kensington Palace. It would make more sense that Harry was finding his first feet, but we'd rather imagine William was helping him nail his two-step.

7. Prince William wows Harry with his piano-playing

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After an outfit change and a move to the living room, Harry impressed William with his expert piano-playing so much that William had to stop his jaw dropping. Genius child.  

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8. Prince William shows off his whip

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Following a private driving lesson, Prince William was photographed getting out of a very flash Ford Focus as he pulled up outside of his father Prince Charles' home Highgrove House. The look of pride says it all.

9. Prince Charles mocks William

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Prince Charles and his son William were snapped enjoying a father-son day out on the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland, but apparently Charles wasn't particularly proud of Will's attempt at harvesting.

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10. Prince Charles gets some Ozzy/Chico time

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Prince Charles shared an inside joke with Ozzy Osbourne and Chico at a reception inside of Charles' London residence Clarence House. The man in the background, however, seemed particularly disturbed by the idea of a Charles and Chico duo.

11. Prince George snubs the paps

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Much to the dismay of the paps/public/basically everyone hoping to see Prince George IRL, his nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo held him up at the window of Buckingham Palace to watch Trooping the Colour in 2015. "You can't catch me here!"

12. Prince Louis has a moment during Trooping the Colour 

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Who could forget this iconic photo of Prince Louis during Trooping the Colour? The little prince pulled a funny face as she covered his ears while standing next to his great-grandmother the Queen to watch a special flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen's Birthday Parade. 

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