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King Charles III's happiest moments over the years

The monarch is a doting dad and granddad

king charles looking happy
Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
31 January 2023
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King Charles is often seen sharing a warm smile and engaging in a jovial conversation when carrying out his royal duties - particularly when he's surrounded by loved ones, including Prince William and Prince Harry.

Over the years, King Charles has been pictured sharing heartwarming moments with his sons – whether that's when they are on holiday abroad or when they passed their driving tests.

Not only is he the reigning monarch and a loving father to his sons, but the King is also a doting grandfather. His eldest son Prince William has previously described him as being "brilliant" in his familial role, and it's clear Charles takes his job as "Grandpa Wales" very seriously.

Here at HELLO!, we have decided to look back at some of our favourite moments of Charles looking happier than ever. Watch the video below…

Take a look back at some of Charles' other happy moments here. Back in October 1985, Charles adorably played peek-a-boo with his children to try and get them to smile and laugh during an official photoshoot.

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Charles was assisting photographer Tim Graham at the home shoot, which took place at Kensington Palace shortly after Harry's first birthday; William was aged three.

king charles sons playing© Photo: Getty Images

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Despite the formality of the event – Charles and his sons were attending the Beating the Retreat ceremony at Kensington Palace – the monarch still enjoyed a chuckle with his boys.

charles laughing sons© Photo: Getty Images

Ski holidays were a regular occurrence for the royals. Here, the family take a break from skiing and hop on their toboggans during a trip to Klosters, Switzerland.

king charles klosters© Photo: Getty Images

The royal often shares a laugh with his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, during outings. 

charles camilla laughing© Photo: Getty Images

In 2019, King Charles looked to be having a brilliant time trying his hand at grinding sugar cane during a visit to a paladar called Habanera, a privately owned restaurant in Cuba.

king charles sugar cane© Photo: Getty Images

Last year, Princess Royal and King Charles were seen laughing during the Braemar Highland Gathering at the Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park.

princess anne charles laughing© Photo: Getty Images

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