13 photos of Prince Charles that prove royal life doesn't have to be so serious

Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty ImagesPrince Charles’ laughter has been captured in many photos.
  • Over the years Prince Charles has had some delightfully hilarious moments.
  • In the past, he’s been photographed doing sweet things like petting dogs who are wearing costumes and shaking hands with people who are dressed as carrots.
  • In 1997, one of the Spice Girls kissed him on the cheek, leaving red lipstick on his face.
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It doesn’t happen often, but it’s always refreshing to see a member of the royal family captured in a moment of candid amusement or plain old silliness.

Fortunately, Prince Charles of Wales has been regularly entertaining commoners for decades.

Here are some photos of some of Prince Charles‘ funniest moments.


He got a big kiss on the cheek from a Spice Girl back in 1997.

APBritain’s Prince of Wales, Charles, poses with the British pop group Spice Girls at the Royal Gala celebrating the Prince’s Trust 21st Anniversary in Manchester Friday, May 9, 1997.

Prince Charles’ “cheeky” moment with Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell made headlines in 1997.

Spice Girls member Mel C later explained that Halliwell had loaded up on red lipstick, planted a kiss on his cheek and pinched his bottom.

“When [Prince Charles] came along … Because there are some very cheeky members of the [Spice Girls] … Geri gave him a big squeeze on the bum,” Mel C told radio hosts Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa.

“And she’d put so much red lippy on and she gave him this big smacker [kiss] so of course, the pictures were brilliant. It was such a smart thing to do, PR-wise, back in the day,” she added.


He literally stopped to smell the roses in 2008.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesHe was outside of John Milton’s cottage.

In 2008, the prince stopped to sniff some roses while leaving the famous poet John Milton’s cottage.


He and his wife held smitten koalas in 2012.

Getty/Chris JacksonThe koalas looked like they were going to kiss.

The prince and his wife took a moment out of their 2012 royal tour of Australia to hold some koalas.


He and his wife cracked up about a performance in 2010.

Getty/Chris JacksonThey seemed quite amused.

In 2010, the pair attended The Garden Party to Make a Difference at Clarence House. They seemed to be laughing quite hard at the performance of Henry Dagg’s “Cat Organ.”


He posed with a tiny souvenir for his grandson in 2013.

Getty PoolIt’s a tiny yellow shirt.

During the 2013 Whitstable Oyster Festival, Prince Charles stopped to pick up a tiny shirt for his grandson, Prince George.


In 2014, he seemed delighted when he shook hands with a carrot.

Getty/PoolHe shook hands with a man dressed up as a carrot.

In 2014, Prince Charles visited the Military Families Resource Centre and met with volunteers. He seems pretty delighted to be shaking hands with individuals who are dressed up as a banana and a carrot.


His awkward run-in with an eagle from 2015 is incredibly memorable.

Getty/Richard PohleThe bird suddenly flapped its wings.

When he and his wife Duchess of Cornwall Camilla visited the Sandringham Flower Show in 2015, a large eagle began fiercely flapping its wings, startling the prince.


He enjoyed a casual pint in 2015.

Getty PoolHe has a special initiative dedicated to helping beverage-related businesses.

In 2015, he held up a glass during a visit to Glan yr Afon Arms, a pub supported by Pub is the Hub.

Pub is the Hub is the prince’s not-for-profit initiative “dedicated to improving community services and activities.” One of their many goals includes helping up-and-coming beverage-related businesses to obtain pub licenses.


In 2016, he had a laugh about being served a cup of tea with two spoons.

Ben Birchall-WPA Pool/Getty ImagesHe seems delighted.

He seemed to find it funny when he was mistakenly served a cup of tea with two spoons during a 2016 visit to The Prince’s Trust centre.


He seemed thrilled to be posing on a motorbike in 2016.

Getty/Chris JacksonThe motorbike was previously used to deliver telegrams.

During a reception to honour of the 500th Anniversary of the Royal Mail service, Prince Charles posed on a vintage motorbike that had been used for delivering telegrams.


He posed for a “Doctor Who” photo in 2017.

Getty PoolIt’s a perfect photo-op.

During a visit to Worq Co-working space for Young Entrepreneurs in 2017, Prince Charles took a walk through a giant “Doctor Who” Tardis replica.


He rocked a balloon hat in 2017.

Getty PoolHe learned how to make one, too.

While visiting a school in 2017, Prince Charles learned how to twist a balloon into a hat. He even tried on the hat that he made.


In 2018, he paused to pet a stylish pup

Getty/Chris JacksonThe dog was wearing tiny clothes.

During his visit to Barnard Castle, the prince stopped to pet a stylish puppy.

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