Forget Kate; Charles and Camilla Are Today's Most Photogenic Royals

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You’ve probably heard a lot of folderol about how Will & Kate & Harry are so hip and stylish and young and generally the most media-friendly thing that’s happened to the monarchy in years. Well, that’s wrong. Turns out the camera loves middle-aged Prince Charles, and he and Camilla are the most photogenic royals in the game right now.

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Sure, Kate has great hair and a closet full of really tasteful pumps and cute babies. Fine. That’s great. But can she make faces like this?

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Charles and Camilla weren’t just having a banner day at the Sandingham Flower Show because there happened to be a bird of prey onsite. This is a regular occurrence. They seem to have a natural talent for landing in absurd photo ops and also for making silly faces.

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Camilla in particular seems to have some built-in radar for registering the existence of dogs to pet. I guess it’s an aristo thing?

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And here they are with a piglet.

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Bet their cocktail cart is nothing to fuck with.

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Of course they send Charles and Camilla to the sheep racing. Of course.

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They are absolutely the royals you put in a very tiny car. No one else is qualified.

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It’s like a Monty Python skit came to life and somebody made it heir to the throne of Great Britain, and it’s the best media spectacle going.


Contact the author at kelly@jezebel.com.

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ASmallTurnip
A Small Turnip

Yes, but it’s also worth remembering that Kate Middleton also made this face when meeting Idris Elba, which basically translates to “I’m a half a glass of bad chardonnay away from climbing you like a jungle gym, pal,” and you know, there’s a lot to be said for relatability.