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Touching stories behind the most candid royal moments ever captured on camera

Life as a royal is packed with ceremony and tradition, but family members have often been shown at their most human and endearing when caught off-guard, as these pictures show

We’re used to seeing our Royal Family looking picture perfect in public – but even Her Majesty the Queen can be caught off-guard on camera.

“Unplanned little moments are a rarity with royal photographs, as so much is planned out in advance,” says photographer Samir Hussein, who has documented the monarchy in recent years.

From touching moments and giggles to toddler tantrums and wild encounters, there’s a story behind every snap. Here are our favourites…

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