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21 Candid, Rarely Seen Photos of the Royal Family

The royal family is used to having their photo taken, but these are some of the lesser-known candids you need to see.

WINDSOR - MAY 16: The arrival of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for The Royal Windsor Tattoo on May 13, 2009 in Windsor, UK.Kevin Day/Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the The Royal Windsor Tattoo without wearing one of her signature hats. Here are the dress code rules everyone in the royal family must follow.

London, UK. 28 July, 2017. Prince Harry visits Streetgames' Fit And Fed initiative.LINGTREN IMAGES/Shutterstock

Prince Harry

Prince Harry visits Streetgames’ Fit And Fed initiative in London.

A young Queen Elizabeth II when she lived in Malta between 1947 and 1951McCarthy's PhotoWorks/Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth II

A young Queen Elizabeth II when she lived in Malta between 1947 and 1951. Don’t miss some of her funniest moments caught on camera.

TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Prince William visits the 'Spirit of the Country' flood relief country music concert on March 20, 2011 in Toowoomba, Australia. He greets victims of the Queensland floods.Damian Herde/Shutterstock

Prince William

Prince William visits the “Spirit of the Country” flood relief country music concert in Australia, greeting victims of the Queensland floods.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 11: The Duchess of Cambridge greeting crowds in Auckland�s Viaduct Harbour as part of the Royal New Zealand tour on April 11, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.Shaun Jeffers/Shutterstock

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge greeting crowds in Aukland, New Zealand. These are the British royal family travel secrets you never knew.

BALLATER, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND - 11 AUGUST: This is Charles, Duke of Rothesay and Prince of Wales at Ballater Highland Games, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on 11 August 2016.JASPERIMAGE/Shutterstock

Prince Charles

Prince Charles at the Ballater Highland Games in Scotland in 2016.

LONDON - OCT 16, 2014: Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit the Tower of London to view the poppy display commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War ITwocoms/Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visit the Tower of London to view the poppy display commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Here are more rarely seen photos of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

Queen Elizabeth II, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit Fortnum and Mason, London, UK. March 1, 2012, London, UK Picture: Catchlight Media / FeatureflashFeatureflash Photo Agency/Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton, and Camilla Parker Bowles

The ladies visit Fortnum and Mason, London in 2012.

Queen Elizabeth IIDAVID HARTLEY/Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II speaks with a polo player at the Royal Windsor Cup Polo in 2018. These are the craziest conspiracy theories about the royal family.

Meghan Duchess of Sussex during her visit to ChesterREX/Shutterstock

Meghan Markle

The Duchess of Sussex accepts a bouquet of flowers from a baby during her visit to Chester.

LONDON - MAR 15, 2012 : Prince Charles, Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge visit The Prince's Foundation For Children And The Arts at Dulwich Picture Gallery on Mar 15, 2012 in LondonTwocoms/Shutterstock

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge visits The Prince’s Foundation For Children And The Arts at Dulwich.

Prince George, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Princess CharlotteREX/Shutterstock

Kate Middleton, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte

The Duchess of Cambridge sits with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy. Don’t miss these other adorable royal baby photos.

Prince Philip returns to Carriage Driving at Windsor Castle.REX/Shutterstock

Prince Philip

Prince Philip drives a carriage at Windsor Castle in June of 2018.

Queen Elizabeth II is shown around the Gallery by The Very Reverend John Hall.REX/Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II is shown around the Diamond Jubilee Galleries by The Very Reverend John Hall. Here are some bizarre superstitions of the royal family.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle embrace following the polo at Cowarth ParkRupert Hartley/Shutterstock

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle embrace following the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth back in 2017.

Queen Elizabeth II Prince Charles, four years old, is shown with his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and sister, Princess Anne, on grounds of Balmoral Castle, Scotland, . Their interest is taken up with frolics of Royal household dogsAP/REX/Shutterstock

Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Charles

Princess Anne, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Charles on the grounds of Balmoral Castle in 1952. Put your royals knowledge to the test and see if you can identify the British royal by their childhood pictures.

Queen Elizabeth II attended the 50th anniversary of the Queens Lecture at Berlin's University of TechnologyREX/Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth attends the 50th anniversary of the Queens Lecture at Berlin’s University of Technology in 2015.

Prince William of Wales Photographed On 12th June 1984 Nine Days Prior to His Second Birthday William Now Duke of Cambridge is the Elder Son of the Prince of Wales and the Late Diana Princess of Wales 1984Historia/Shutterstock

Prince William

Prince William holds his head while playing outside back in 1984. These are the royal family moments to look forward to in 2018.

Prince Harry attends England rugby team training, London, United Kingdom - 16 Feb 2018FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/Shutterstock

Prince Harry

Prince Harry attends a rugby team training and shakes hands with player James Haskell.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Bond Primary School to see the work of the Wimbledon Junior Tennis InitiativeREX/Shutterstock

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge visits Bond Primary School to see the work of the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative. Here are more rarely seen photos of the royals.

Queen Elizabeth II puts on lipstickDavid Hartley/Shutterstock

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II touches up her lipstick during the Braemar Highland Games in 2011. Next, check out how much each person in the British royal family is worth.

Emily DiNuzzo
Emily DiNuzzo is an associate editor at The Healthy and a former assistant staff writer at Reader's Digest. Her work has appeared online at the Food Network and Well + Good and in print at Westchester Magazine, and more. When she's not writing about food and health with a cuppa by her side, you can find her lifting heavy things at the gym, listening to murder mystery podcasts, and liking one too many astrology memes.