20 Times Prince Charles Looked Annoyed With William & Harry

20 Times Prince Charles Looked Annoyed With William & Harry
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Whenever we see Prince Charles, he looks rather ... kingly. Over the years, we've watched the Future King of England go from incredibly stoic member of the royal family to fun-loving, jovial grandfather. Oh, and another emotion we've seen from ol' Chuck? Irritation with his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry

For the most part, it seems like Prince Charles has a very close relationship with his two boys. But hey, kids can get annoying sometimes, right?

In the past few years, there have more than a few rumblings that things between Prince William and Prince Harry weren't so good -- so, is that contributing to Prince Charles' frustration with his sons? Perhaps. But it could also just be good old fashioned parent-child disagreements. Happens to the best of 'em. 

While there's no way the future King of England would come out and say his kids were annoying him, we know that look when we see it -- even when it's on a member of the royal family who plays it close-to-the-vest most of the time. 

From furrowed brows to simply looking the other way, here are 20 times we're pretty confident Prince Charles looked annoyed with his boys, Prince William and Prince Harry. 

Parenting is hard, isn't it, Charles?

  • I Can Explain 

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    Is Prince Harry trying to explain himself out of something here to his dad?

    Kind of looks that way. 

  • Just Leave Me Alone

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    Is Prince Charles walking ahead of his sons because he just can't in this photo? It certainly is a possibility. 

  • Turning the Other Way 

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    When Prince Charles looks the other way from his sons on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, there's a good chance something's up. 

  • Not Today 

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    Both Prince Charles and Prince William looked a little irritated with one another at this year's Trooping the Colour. 

  • Incredulous

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    And the pair looked equally un-thrilled with each other at the previous year's Trooping the Colour. Maybe it's just not their day. 

  • Family Holidays

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    Really, is it even a family holiday if everyone isn't annoyed with one another?

    We get it, Charles. 

  • Stoic Times Three

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    Nobody looks happy in this photo. Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry are all basically making the same annoyed face. 

  • Dude. Stop. 

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    Sure, it was all in good fun, but Prince Charles didn't seem super excited about having an Invictus Games shirt shoved in his face. 

  • Buffer

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    Things have got to be a little awkward if you've got to have a buffer in between. 

    Everything OK, guys?

  • Walk Away 

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    Prince Charles is making a serious beeline in this photo, away from Prince Harry. 

    Hashtag: Awkward. 

  • What the ...

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    Is it just us or is Prince Charles look at Prince William (and Kate Middleton!) as if they're crazy. What happened, Chuck?

  • Happy Birthday?

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    It may have been a celebration for his birthday, but Prince Charles certainly doesn't look thrilled to be hanging out with anyone in this photo -- including his son. 

  • Not Here for It 

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    Clearly, Prince Charles has no interest in chatting it up with Prince William or Prince Harry in this photo. 

  • Old School 

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    Look at how young Prince William looks here!

    And look at how Prince Charles isn't in to talking to him here! What'd ya do, Wills?

  • No Eye Contact

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    It goes without saying that Prince Charles and Prince Harry weren't into talking to each other here. 

  • Late Again?

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    If there weren't an order in which members of the royal family are supposed to enter the balcony, we'd think Prince Charles was annoyed with William for being late. 

  • Keep It Moving 

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    Prince Charles turns a blind eye as Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton joke around at a royal event. 

  • Cut It With a Knife

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    Are all the men super engrossed here or is the tension so thick it could be cut with a knife? We're hoping the former!

  • Keep Walking 

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    While Prince Charles may have been happy to talk to Camilla, he was keeping it pretty icy with his sons. Just sayin'. 

  • Opposite Ends of the Spectrum 

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    During the 2014 Trooping the Colour, Prince Charles showed that, when it comes to joking around at public engagements, he's on the opposite end of the spectrum from his sons. 

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