23 candid photos of King Charles doing commoner things that will make you chuckle


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Even monarchs seem to laugh at memes.

  • King Charles III turned 74 on November 14.
  • Even royals do mundane things sometimes.
  • Amusing photos show him doing commoner activities like riding a bike and going grocery shopping.
He rides bikes.

Prince Charles rides a bike.
Riding a bike in London.

King Charles, then Prince of Wales, rode an eco-bike at a preview of an exhibit at Clarence House in 2011.

He goes skiing.

Prince Charles skiing
Like a pro.

Charles went skiing in the Swiss village of Klosters in 2004.

And wears warm hats on the slopes.

Prince Charles wears a blue winter hat with a pom-pom on it
Keeping warm.

The pom pom was a nice touch.

He vacuums.

Prince Charles vacuuming

Charles had a laugh while testing a new Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum cleaner in 2017 in Singapore.

He goes grocery shopping.

Prince Charles in a grocery store
In a grocery store.

Charles visited Waitrose supermarket in 2011 in Poundbury, Dorset.

And picks up new pairs of socks.

Prince Charles looks at socks for sale at a shop

Charles visited Marks and Spencer in the Westfield shopping center in London in 2009.

He rides the tube.

Prince Charles on the tube
On the tube.

Charles toured facilities and met employees working on London Underground tube trains in 2012.

And the bus.

Prince Charles and Camilla sit on a bus
Charles and Camilla ride the bus.

Charles and Camilla (then Duchess of Cornwall) took a trip on a bus during a visit to the Wrightbus company in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, in 2013. 

He goes to museums and studio tours.

Prince Charles holds headphones up to his head
Charles on set.

He toured Pinewood Studios, where a James Bond movie was being filmed, in 2019.

He eats cake with his hands.

Prince Charles and Camilla eat cake
Digging in.

Charles and Camilla cut a cake in the gardens of Clarence House in 2013.

And he eats ice cream cones.

Prince Charles eats an ice cream cone
Ice cream.

Charles ate ice cream from Brostræde Fløde-IS, the oldest ice cream shop in Denmark, in 2012.

He enjoys a nice cup of tea.

Prince Charles laughs as he stirs a mug of tea
Tea time.

Charles drank tea at the Prince's Trust center in 2016.

And pulling a pint.

Prince Charles smiles while holding a pint of beer
Pulling a pint.

Charles drank beer in Talgarreg, Wales, in 2015.

He joked around with his mother.

Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth laugh at the Braemar Highland Games in Scotland
Charles with Queen Elizabeth.

Charles sat with Queen Elizabeth to watch the Braemar Highland Games in 2010.

And laughs at things his sons show him on their phones.

Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry look at a phone and laugh
Laughing at a meme, maybe.

Prince William, Prince Harry, and Charles shared a laugh at the Invictus Games in 2014.

He knows his way around a pool table.

Prince Charles holds a pool cue in front of a pool table
Playing "snooker."

Charles played "snooker" in Wales in 2015.

He stops to smell the roses.

Prince Charles bends down to smell a pink flower
Smelling flowers.

Charles smelled a flower at Milton's Cottage in Chalfont in 2008.

He serves up cafeteria food.

Prince Charles serves food at a cafeteria
Lunch time.

Charles served rhubarb crumble during a visit to Carshalton Boys Sports College in 2012.

He sports sunglasses.

Prince Charles wearing sunglasses
Sporting sunnies.

Charles laughed with guests at Clarence House Gardens in 2018.

He holds his own umbrella.

Prince Charles holds an umbrella on a walkabout in Norway
A rainy day.

Charles walked outside on a rainy day in Norway.

He dotes on his grandchildren.

Prince Charles talks to Kate Middleton, who is holding her son Prince George
With Prince George.

Charles talked to Prince George with Kate Middleton at a charity polo match in 2015.

He's also good with other people's kids.

A baby girl grabs Prince Charles' nose
Got your nose.

Charles joked around with 12-month-old twins Kayla and Lara in Tottenham in 2014.

He loves dogs.

Prince Charles pets a dog
Petting a dog.

Charles greeted Sophie, a three year old Jack Russell Terrier, in Porthleven in 2017.

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