We know you’ve seen them by now. This weekend, Kensington Palace released those truly gorgeous pictures of little Prince George and his two-week-old sister Charlotte, cuddling angelically at their family home of Amner Hall in Norfolk – and the best part of it all? They were taken by none other than their mum, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Now, Kate may well be handy with a DSLR lens, but any parent who has whipped out a camera within a ten-foot radius of their newborn will know that this family photoshoot CANNOT have been as simple and perfect as these snaps make it seem. From hidden vomit stains to a kiss that’s actually a bit of a bite (ouch!), here’s how we think it REALLY went down when the royal babies were posing on that pristine white couch…
Firstly, can we just talk about the fact these children are wearing WHITE?!
White clothes. On a white sofa. It’s an act of courage that only someone as blessed as Kate could dare consider.
To be fair, it’s probably why that cushion is there in the background
No, it’s not a back support…
And that loving brotherly kiss?
If this was our kids, they’d probably have drawn blood by now.
In this one, we reckon there’s a bit of a distraction work at play
No child sits still like that without a cuddly toy or a chocolatey bribe in the background.
Or hey, for all we know, maybe Wills IS the sofa?
All we do know is that after about four hours of crowing ‘come on, give us a smile George!’, he most likely felt a bit like this
And the only geniune smile of the day they managed to achieve?
Courtesy of Lupo the dog, being naughty and stealing a sandwich. Not daddy. Of course.
Charlotte, meanwhile, looks like she was busy doing one of those poos, you know the kind, where the nappy just isn’t enough
Up the thighs, down the back, for sure.
It was probably about 3pm before Kate actually managed to take a photo
One where George wasn’t pulling a face like this, anyway.
But eventually, they somehow found a split second with no mess, crying or nappy disasters, and the result was pretty spectacular
Finally, something Great Granny can be proud to put on her mantlepiece.
Even if, immediately afterwards, George started having a tantrum because those knee-high socks were just ‘too blue.’
Hey, just another day in the life of being a picture-perfect Royal parent, right guys?