The kings of funny faces. No matter how many members of the Royal family attend any given event, it’s hard for people to take their eyes off the Cambridge children and their over-the-top reactions.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince George made their carriage procession debuts at Queen Elizabeth II‘s June 2022 Platinum Jubilee celebrations alongside their mom, Duchess Kate, Prince Charles‘ wife, Camilla, Duchess. Charlotte encouraged her younger brother to wave to the crowd while they were riding, and he enthusiastically did so. When she decided to stop, she insisted that her younger brother take a break too. He sat down and placed his hand in her lap.
The youngest Cambridge caught the crowd’s attention once again when the trio joined the rest of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. After the monarch encouraged Louis, the whole thing became too much. He covered his ears, and seemed to scream in the midst of all the noise.
The queen’s Platinum Jubilee wasn’t the first time that Louis and his older siblings have been the center of attention at a royal event thanks to their hilarious reactions.
“You have that unknown element,” royal photographer Samir HusseinOnly spoken Us WeeklyBefore the Jubilee, we describe the unique experience of photographing royal children on camera. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re royal kids or any kids, and they could throw a tantrum at any time or they could just do something funny, like stick out their tongue. They don’t always play by the rules. So, I love photographing kids ‘cause you don’t really know [what] you’re gonna get, and more often than not you get these special moments.”
He continued: “As a royal photographer [and with] photographing kids in general, you’ve got to be ready because this [could] be a really fleeting moment, but it also produces some of the most fun moments and best pictures.”
Charlotte was seen making a silly face at the April 2021 memorial service for Prince Philip. At one point during the event, the princess seemed to lock eyes with one of the cameras in London’s Westminster Alley and quickly straightened up in her seat. Charlotte was adorably and awkwardly squirming at the situation, after returning her focus to front of church.
Royal photographers are always on the hunt for memorable moments. Many of these moments can easily be overlooked. “These jobs, anything can happen in a split second, and you’ve gotta be ready to take it,” royal photographer Zak HusseinTelled UsDuring an interview with his brother in May 2022. “[One time]Princess Charlotte [was] at a sailing event, and she was with Kate and … just for a split second stuck her tongue out at the crowd. There’s this great moment where Kate’s just kind of pulling her face laughing and sort of embarrassed by her daughter that stuck her tongue out. … a lot of photographers around us didn’t get it because it only happened for a split second.”
Keep scrolling to relive some of the royal kids’ goofiest faces: