19 Times Queen Elizabeth Was Totally Over Her Family

19 Times Queen Elizabeth Was Totally Over Her Family
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Listen, Queen Elizabeth has been in the British royal family a long time -- 93 years to be exact -- so it's only natural that other members of her family get under her skin from time to time. She may be the Queen of England, but she is human, after all! And given the fact that she's photographed so often, sometimes that general irritation with her kids, husband, and grandkids can show. Hey, it happens. 

For the most part, Queen Elizabeth seems like an incredibly reasonable, fair, strong woman. But once in a while, it's obvious that she's had enough. Whether she's standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour, hitting up the Royal Ascot, or making an appearance with Prince William or Prince Harry, there's no mistaking when she's kind of over her relatives.

She's the longest reigning monarch in British history, so there's no way everyone is always going to do things as well as she can -- so, understandably, she gets exasperated with certain members of the royal clan. Do they sense her general irritation and disdain like we do? For their sake, let's hope not!

Here are 19 times Queen Elizabeth was obviously annoyed with her family. British royal families: They're just like us.

  • Thanks, But ... No Thanks

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    Sure, Queen Elizabeth will take the helping hand from Prince Charles, but she's not going to be happy about it. 

  • They're Up Here Because .... ?

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    Queen Elizabeth doesn't exactly look thrilled that she's standing on a balcony with Prince William and Kate Middleton. 

  • Uh, Princess Anne?

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    To be perfectly honest, Princess Anne looks more annoyed with her mother here than the queen does with her. 

  • Eugenie in Trouble 

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    For whatever reason, Queen Elizabeth looks less than thrilled to be standing next to Princess Eugenie here. 

  • 'Shhh!'

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    See that face? That's the face of a woman who's annoyed with her son for talking during a formal event. Keep it down, Prince Charles!

  • If Given a Choice ... 

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    If given the choice, it seems like Queen Elizabeth would rather wave to the crowd than chat with her family. 

  • Ugh, This Again

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    Is it just us or does the queen seem to be annoyed by whatever it is Prince Philip is saying to her? Maybe he was making one of his jokes. Maybe he was asking what's for dinner. Whatever it was, Queen E seemed unimpressed. 

  • Ugh. This Guy.

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    Let's be honest here: There are a lot of reasons for Queen Elizabeth to be annoyed with Prince Andrew right now. 

  • Distancing Herself 

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    Queen Elizabeth makes sure there's a healthy distance between herself and the "kids' section" of Trooping the Colour. 

  • A Few Steps Ahead

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    Not sure why Prince William and Kate Middleton are smiling. The queen is basically running away from them. 

  • Family Affair 

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    Who's the queen annoyed with in this photo?

    Everyone!

  • Beat It, Phil

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    Sometimes, it seems like Queen Elizabeth is a little happy that Prince Philip always has to walk a few steps behind her. 

  • Hot on Her Heels 

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    See what we mean?

    Sorry, Phil!

  • Not Having It 

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    Really, does this photo even need a caption?

    Wipe the grin off your face, Chuck!

  • Trooping the Colour 

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    The queen never is too amused with the kids' antics at Trooping the Colour. 

    Sorry, George. 

  • Just Hanging Back 

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    When you're hanging back a little bit, because you're trying to avoid pretty much every person in your family. 

  • This Guy

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    Again. 

    Sitting in the carriage with this one. 

  • Hey There 

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    When you'd rather chat with an elephant than your husband. 

    Guess it was just one of those days!

  • Portrait of an Irritated Mother 

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    Prince Charles seemed like he was loving having his portrait taken with his mom. But his mom? Not so much. 

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