The royal family can be very careful when it comes to their official photographs and in their day-to-day. But the truth is that controlling children between 3 and 6 years old can be quite difficult—even if they're royalty! Although they grew up learning all the rules of the British monarchy, they are children and their innocence and rebelliousness are noted.
Alexi Lubomirski was the photographer in charge of taking pictures at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding. He also captured the official wedding portraits, which included the entire royal family. As expected, photographing a group of kids and getting them to focus on the camera wasn't an easy task, but someone's gotta do the job.
But luckily, Alexi had a magic word that got all the kids (and adults) to smile!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their Wedding day. This photograph was taken by photographer @alexilubomirski in The Green Drawing Room of Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession #RoyalWedding
The magic word, according to People, is Smarties (you know, like the tart candy they hand out at Halloween...)
“I’ve been asked by everybody, ‘How did you control the kids?’ And as we were setting up the big family shots, and I was placing The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty onto their chairs, I could hear the kids started crying in the background and there was some chaos. And then I heard this magic word behind me that was Smarties, which is obviously an English Candy, much like M&Ms, and they were being bribed with one Smartie here and one Smartie there. So as soon as the kids came onto the set, I immediately just shouted out, ‘Who likes Smarties?’, and then everybody hands up, smiles, even some of the adults I think put their hands up.”
So there you have it. Candy is the secret way to calm down the little princes and princesses. Will you use this magic word the next time you have a photo sesh with the family?
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