The photographer who took Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official wedding photographs has shared how he got the couple’s 10 page boys and bridesmaids to sit still in front of the camera.
The trick? Smarties.
Yep, even royal children need a little bribing when it comes to getting their photo taken…
Alexi Lubomirski, who is a Polish prince and the protege of one of Princess Diana’s favourite photographers Mario Testino, said he used the chocolates after hearing they were a favourite among the young wedding party.
Speaking today to Daily Mail, he said: “As we were setting up the big family shots, and I was placing The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty onto their chairs, I could hear the kids started crying in the background and there was some chaos.
“And then I heard this magic word behind me that was Smarties, which is obviously an English Candy, much like M&Ms, and they were being bribed with one smartie here and one smartie there, so as soon as the kids came onto the set, I immediately just shouted out ‘Who likes Smarties?’, and then everybody hands up, smiles, even some of the adults I think put their hands up, and so that was our magic word of the day, so thank you Smarties.”