The Royal Family is synonymous with Britain. Love them or hate them, chances are you’ve googled each family member at least once in your lifetime.
And though they’re richer than most and live in palaces and castles, the Royals have certain quirks that make them extremely relatable. Some even have hidden talents that wouldn’t look out of place at any Sunday brunch.
Because while everyone knows that the Queen is an avid rider, it’s less common knowledge that she’s also an accomplished mechanic. And Kate has several hobbies that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with a Royal.
So read on to find out exactly which party tricks each Royal is hiding from one talented artist and several photographers to the Queen’s spectacular talent that wouldn’t look bad on the Britain’s Got Talent stage.
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The Queen is a woman of many talents. She’s an excellent photographer and received her first camera from her father. And according to the Daily Mail, she has an “effortless crack of capturing her family at their most informal and most relaxed.” But that’s not all she’s good at – the Queen is also a trained mechanic. During World War II she was part of the Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service where she learned how to drive a truck and change a spark plug.
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And as her party trick, the Queen is also good at mimicking people’s accents. According to Angela Kelly, the Queen’s senior dresser from Liverpool, “The Queen has a wicked sense of humor and is a great mimic… She can do all accents – including mine.”
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The late Prince Philip had an artistic side that may come as a surprise to most. Princess Eugenie revealed in Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers that he pained her a bouquet of flowers for her wedding gift: “It’s now sitting in my house in London and I’m so proud of it,” she said. According to the documentary, Prince Philip learned by drawing maps and later by designing Windsor Castle’s rose garden.
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Prince Charles took after his father and is an avid watercolor painter. Though he describes himself as an “enthusiastic amateur”, the Prince’s paintings have sold for as much as £2 million according to the Telegraph and he’s even an honorary member of the Royal Academy and the Royal Watercolor Society.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
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Camilla is a surprisingly good ping pong player and has picked up a racket on several Royal trips. And she always looks like she’s in it to win it.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
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It’s no secret that Kate is a great photographer as she’s taken up the unofficial role of family portrait photographer. But what many don’t know is that she’s also an avid beekeeper. In a 2021 visit to the Natural History Museum, Kate brought along a jar of honey to the event from her own beehive.
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Prince William is a remarkably good juggler and he showed off the skill in Ireland in 2020 according to People magazine. He managed three balls in the act as Kate cheered him on. And the Prince also speaks Swahili, which he learned at university according to the BBC.
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At George’s school, ballet is part of the curriculum and the kids take part in a 35-minute lesson each week. And according to his father, “he loves it”.
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Just like her father, Princess Charlotte has a crack for languages. She’s been picking up Spanish from her Nanny Maria Turrion Borrallo. And it was her parents’ plan all along as “They chose that nursery because they thought it would be an ideal first step for Charlotte’s education, and they were impressed by the team who work there,” a royal source said.
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Harry can juggle just as well as his brother. Fans got a glimpse of his skill in Meghan Markle’s 40th birthday video when he stood outside her window to show off his talent.
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Before her royal life, Meghan did calligraphy work when she was between acting jobs. She also taught bookbinding in Beverly Hills and even wrote the wedding invitations to Robin Thicke’s wedding.
Did you know the Royals had hidden talents? Let us know in the comments!