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Royal Wedding Photographer Bribed the Kids With Candy

The Royal Wedding Photographer Had to Bribe the Kids With Candy Because LOL, of Course

Royal Wedding Photographer Bribed the Kids With Candy
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Listen, I respect any photographer — professional or amateur — who can get a great photo of one child, let alone 10. Royal wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who took the official portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, did just that when he managed to completely nail the two photos that included the 10 young bridesmaids and pageboys, who are all under the age of 7. However, he did have a little bit of help thanks to a tactic of Kate Middleton's kids' nanny, Maria Borrallo: candy bribes for good behavior.

"They were being bribed with one Smartie here, one Smartie there," Lubomirski told Reuters of his technique (which every mom in the universe can relate to). "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 adults put their hands up."

The kids may have been on a sugar high afterwards, but those don't last very long. Good photographs are forever, and Lubomirski crushed it.

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