Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made international waves when they decided to step down from royal responsibilities and leave the U.K. altogether. But now that they are settled down in Santa Barbara, Calif., they are doing their best to stay out of the prying eyes of the media.
However, these two just keep getting caught on camera, giving us some very revealing looks into their lives. And some of these photos and videos may completely change how you look at this royal duo!
Don’t believe it? Here are the most candid Meghan and Harry moments that have ever been caught on camera.
Harry and Meghan goof off on camera
This candid clip of the Harry and Meghan laughing and joking around after their engagement interview might be the cutest thing you watch all day!
Harry reminds Meghan of royal protocol
When she married into royalty, it was an open secret that Meghan Markle didn’t know a lot about royal protocol. Prince Harry often had to remind her of certain things, including this moment, where he reminded her that she had to turn around now that the Trooping the Colour event had started!
Harry attacked by bee during speech
Part of being a royal means giving plenty of different speeches. But this speech was more important than usual: this was he and Meghan’s first appearance as newlyweds, and this was at a garden party to honor Prince Charles.
But there were other visitors in the garden. And poor Harry couldn’t make it through his speech without getting interrupted by a buzzing bee!
Harry caught in awkward kiss exchange
Here you can see Harry, Meghan, and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland at the launch of Meghan’s first solo project as a member of the Royal Family. Meghan wrote the foreword to Together, a cookbook by women who began cooking together at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre after the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire displaced them.
Here you can see Doria greeting one of the women with cheek kisses. But Harry seemed completely unaware that some religious Muslim women do not kiss, shake hands or hug non-family members of the opposite sex, creating an awkward moment when he tried to follow suit. Eventually, he settled for giving her some air kisses.
Meghan overwhelmed by gift for Archie
Shortly after the birth of Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie, the New York Yankees played against the Boston Red Sox in London’s very first Major League Baseball game. And when Meghan came to visit, the team offered her a tiny custom jersey for her newborn boy!
Harry and Meghan in shock
It looks like Harry and Meghan are more easily startled than we imagined! In this photo, Meghan looks completely shocked. As for Harry, it looks like he is trying to still his excited heart!
Is Meghan crying or smiling?
This candid photo of Meghan caught her at an awkward moment. It looks like she is about to cry, but in actuality, she might actually just be smiling and caught at a weird moment when her eyes were closed.
Harry makes Meghan laugh
It looks like Harry was not on his best behavior at Meghan’s first official engagement with the Queen. Here, Harry and Meghan attended the Commonwealth Day service in March 2018 and heard One Direction’s Liam Payne perform a cover of John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change.” In this cute candid moment, Harry whispers something to Meghan and you see her bow her head in laughter!
Here Meghan is heavily pregnant with her and Harry’s first child Archie. She’s caught in a rare moment of giving Harry a look of perhaps surprise or consternation.
A rare awkward face for Meghan
Meghan Markle is known for her beauty, but even the most beautiful women can get caught on camera making an awkward face from time to time.
Harry throws a volleyball in front of Meghan
Here Harry and Meghan attend the U.K. team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. You can see the couple casually greet athletes and officials. Meghan even passes a volleyball over to Harry and he gives it a good throw.
Meghan plays volleyball too
Here Meghan shows off a few volleyball skills of her own!
Anyone who’s ever held an infant can tell you that sometimes it gets tricky! Here Meghan looks a bit overwhelmed holding her infant Archie.
Duchesses gotta eat
Here’s Meghan in a rare candid moment eating like any regular person would! She’s just like us!
Harry and Meghan’s sweet kiss
Fans went crazy over this viral kiss Harry and Meghan shared during their royal tour of South Africa in September 2019!
Harry and Meghan visit a mosque
Meghan donned a maxi dress and a traditional headscarf for her and Harry’s visit to Auwal Mosque, the first and oldest mosque in South Africa, in September 2019. There, the royals met with faith leaders.