What the British Royal Family Is Really Like at Home

Must-see photos of the royals enjoying time at home.

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The British royal family knows how to make a public appearance. From royal weddings to christenings and everything in between, it's pretty clear to us how they live their lives publicly. That being said, there's no better way to get to know a family than by getting an inside peek into their lives at home.

We break down some of our favorite photographs of the royals enjoying time in their own personal quarters (and when "home" is Kensington Palace, the photos speak for themselves).

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Prince William and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace

Prince William chuckles alongside his baby brother, Prince Harry, as they both pretend to play the piano for a private photo session at Kensington Palace.

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Princess Margaret (left) and Queen Elizabeth II (right)

The sisters read at Windsor Castle while their corgi peers out of a window in 1940.

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Princess Diana With Designers David & Elizabeth Emanuel

The Princess is photographed looking at fabrics in the sitting room of Kensington Palace, planning her outfits for a tour of the Gulf States.

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Prince William

The young Prince poses for members of the press at Kensington Palace.

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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess Of York

Sarah Ferguson is photographed by Prince Andrew at home with her daughter, Princess Beatrice.

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Prince Charles and Princess Diana

The two pose with Prince William.

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Nanny Alison Wardley Holding Princess Beatrice

The two watch the Battle of Britain Parade from the window of Buckingham Palace.

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Prince Charles, Prince Harry, and The Queen's Mother

The family is celebrating the Queen's mother's 95th birthday at her home in Clarence House, London.

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The Duchess of York with her daughters Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret

The family and their dogs pose in the garden of the Royal Lodge at Windsor.

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Princess Diana and Prince William

The Princess laughs with her young son in Kensington Palace.

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with their children Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and Margaret

The family relaxes at the Royal Lodge in Windsor in April of 1942.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret

The two are seen wearing matching outfits at Buckingham Palace in 1942.

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Prince Charles

He posed in a window of the little Welsh cottage at the Royal Lodge in Windsor in England in 1954.

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Princess Diana With Her Sons Prince William And Prince Harry

The Princess and her sons play on a slide in the gardens of Highgrove House. The boys are both wearing uniforms of the first Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, where their father is the Colonel-in-Chief.

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Princess Margaret (left) with her older sister Queen Elizabeth II (right)

The photo was taken in 1933.

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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with their daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.

The family is pictured relaxing in the gardens at The Royal Lodge at Windsor.

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Prince Harry and Prince William

The brothers are photographed in the playroom at home in Kensington Palace, as Prince Harry takes his first steps.

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Princess Michael Of Kent And Her Son Lord Frederick

The two are photographed outside their home, Nether Lypiatt Manor in Gloucestershire.

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Princess Diana

Princess Diana is photographed while working at her desk.

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Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen poses in the Green Room at home in Windsor Castle.

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Princess Diana and Prince William

In the playroom of Kensington Palace, Princess Diana helps her son with a puzzle.

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Queen Elizabeth II

A photo from July of 1946 shows her reading in her apartment at Buckingham Palace, London.

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Prince William

A photo from the family's private photoshoot in Kensington Palace.

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Princess Diana & Prince Charles With Prince William & Prince Harry

The couple poses for a photo at Highgrove in 1986.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, with his baby son Prince William

Part of an adorable photoshoot in the sitting room of their Kensington Palace home.

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