Prince George and Princess Charlotte did a sterling job at the royal wedding, don’t you think?
The typically mischievous royal children performed their jobs as page boy and bridesmaid brilliantly – and it was SO sweet.
Every parent watching could relate to the Duchess of Cambridge, who didn’t take her eyes off her children as they shuffled behind Meghan Markle’s train, hoping and praying there were no hiccups.
Well it turns out, even royalty aren’t above a bit of light bribery in order to keep their children on their best behaviour – and George and Charlotte were bribed with sweets.
Alexi Lubomirski, who took three official photos for the royal wedding (two of which included the 10 page boys and bridesmaids) said there was a bit of light persuasion involved.
“I could hear the kids started crying in the background and there was some chaos, and then I heard this magic word… ‘Smarties’,” the photographer told the BBC.
In the one of the photographs, the newlyweds pose along with the children and senior members of the royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Philip and the Queen.
In the second, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pose with just their bridesmaids and page boys in a more silly shot, where the children give wide grins.
The photos were taken in Windsor Castle’s green drawing room.
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“The atmosphere in the room was obviously very joyful, there were lots of smiles,” the photographer said.
“It was like a family room after a wedding. Some parents were trying to wrangle the children, other uncles and aunts were talking to their nephews and nieces.”
Explaining to the BBC how he managed to “control the kids”, Alexi explained “they were being bribed with one Smartie here and one Smartie there”.
Controlling TEN under-seven-year-olds to take professional photos is no mean feat, so we’re totally supporting Alexi on this one.
Plus, isn’t it great when you find out even royals are just like us, even a little bit?