Royals know from a young age that they're different and they're going to grow up to be leaders and role models. But when they're kids, they're still, well, just kids. Here are 69 pictures of royal kids acting like very normal kids throughout the years.
Cuddling with a dog, like any child with access to a dog would.
Looking so displeased with the dorky hat her parents are making her wear in public.
Playing in the backyard—except, in their case, the "backyard" was a royal garden. But whatever.
Doing chores—or possibly just choosing to work on this garden.
Looking bored and sullen AF, just like any normal teen.
Posing for an awkward group picture with her swim team.
Being the MOST excited about dogs.
Hiding his face from a camera. Typical shy kid move.
Ruining this family portrait, just like infants everywhere do.
Focuses literally only on the cake.
Making their dad push them on a swing set.
Mugging at the camera.
Hating this portrait session.
Lunging at his mom because sometimes kids need their moms.
Playing with some homemade binoculars made out of toilet paper rolls.
Climbing a fence because boys will be boys.
Snuggling a puppy.
Rolling around town in a Mickey Mouse graphic tee.
Playing dress up and getting super into it.
Getting VERY into his army dress up game.
Riding around on Princess Diana's shoulders.
Burying Princess Diana in the sand on a tropical vacation.
Struggling to get the hang of skiing.
Laughing at Prince Harry's attempt to play the piano as a baby.
Playing with the kind of toy only a toddler could love.
Throwing a bit of a fit in public.
Playing on a slide with their mom.
Playing in the exact same plastic playhouse every '90s kid owned.
Being like, "What? I'm supposed to play with the ball?"
Getting the hang of playing with the ball.