11 Photos of the British Royal Family Doing Normal Things

Members of the British royal family don’t lead normal lives. They are some of the most famous people in the world who often find themselves at Buckingham Palace. Although sometimes they do have completely relatable moments. Ahead, check out photos of royals doing normal things. 

British royals go shopping 

Believe it or not, members of the royal family have stepped foot in a grocery store. And yes, that includes Queen Elizabeth II. In 2016, the queen visited a supermarket. She browses the aisles just like the rest of us. 

Queen Elizabeth browses a grocery store
Queen Elizabeth II browses a grocery store | Justin Tallis – WPA Pool/Getty Images

And in 2009 Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles took a look a the fish being sold at a grocery store in London, England. 

Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles at a grocery store
Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles at a grocery store | David Parker/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Sarah, Duchess of York shared with her Instagram followers a photo of herself doing some shopping in January 2020. 

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They don’t always get chauffeured around

It’s common to see royals getting chauffeured to official events but they do know how to drive. Royals have been seen behind the wheel and they have to have licenses to do so. Only the queen is allowed to drive without a license

Queen Elizabeth hopped in the driver’s seat of her Range Rover — one of about 25 in her car collection — and headed to the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2017. 

Queen Elizabeth II drives to the Royal Windsor Horse Show, 2017
Queen Elizabeth II drives to the Royal Windsor Horse Show| Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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Before she and Prince Andrew, Duke of York became engaged, cameras snapped photos of Sarah putting gas in her car. Royals, they really are just like us!

Sarah Ferguson refuels her car in 1986
Sarah Ferguson refuels her car in 1986 | Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images

When the queen hosted her annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge opted to drive there himself instead of opting for a chauffeur. He arrived with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the passenger seat and their daughter, Princess Charlotte, in the backseat. 

Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Princess Charlotte arrive at Buckingham Palace for Christmas Lunch, 2018
Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Princess Charlotte arrive at Buckingham Palace for Christmas Lunch | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is used to driving herself around. But since joining the royal family she’s had to get used to driving less. Not only that but she and the rest of the royal family aren’t supposed to close car doors when they’re not behind the wheel themselves. 

Meghan Markle arrives to open 'Oceania' at the Royal Academy of Arts
Meghan Markle arrives to open ‘Oceania’ at the Royal Academy of Arts | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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In the car door slam heard ‘round the world, Meghan closed her own car door when she arrived at an event in 2018. Against royal protocol but a totally normal moment. 

Royals and their phones

Members of the royal family have their own cell phones and yes, they use them to take photos and watch the occasional funny video like the rest of us. 

At the 2014 Invictus Games, William showed his father and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, something very funny on his phone. Maybe it’d been a silly picture or video of William and Catherine’s son, Prince George? 

Prince William, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry at the 2014 Invictus Games
Prince William, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry at the 2014 Invictus Games | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Attending the Sentebale Concert at Kensington Palace in 2016, Princess Eugenie of York held up her phone to take a photo or video. A totally normal thing to do at a concert! Except she documented the event standing next to the singer-songwriter James Blunt. 

Princess Eugenie and James Blunt at Sentebale Concert, 2016
Princess Eugenie and James Blunt at Sentebale Concert | Max Mumby/Pool/Indigo/Getty Images

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At the 2012 Olympic Games, William can be seen taking a phone call while the Duchess of Cambridge watches the event. 

Prince William talks on the phone while attending the 2012 Olympics Games with Kate Middleton
Prince William talks on the phone while attending the 2012 Olympics Games with Kate Middleton | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Harry looked at his phone at the Audi Polo Challenge in 2015.

Prince Harry looks at his phone during the 2015 Audi Polo Challenge
Prince Harry looks at his phone during the 2015 Audi Polo Challenge | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

See, royals have their normal moments too!