Disappointing photos show what royal life is really like

prince philip pubJustin Tallis

It's easy to assume that life as a royal is made up of big, glamorous weddings, famous friends, and expensive outfits.

However, if you look closely, there's a lot more to it.

From having your most embarrassing moments caught on camera to being expected to show up to events even when your new baby has kept you up all night, life as a royal has its challenges.

Scroll down to see some of the most disappointing photos that show what life as a royal is really like.

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Cameras catch you when you're mid-sneeze.

Cameras catch you when you're mid-sneeze.

You even get caught taking out the trash.

You even get caught taking out the trash.

There are basically cameras on you at all times.

There are basically cameras on you at all times.

People try to take selfies with you when you're really not in the mood.

People try to take selfies with you when you're really not in the mood.

You can't tell a secret without someone watching.

You can't tell a secret without someone watching.

You still have to pick up your daughter when she cries ...

You still have to pick up your daughter when she cries ...

... and the world is watching when your son throws a tantrum.

... and the world is watching when your son throws a tantrum.

Even when you're a royal, your dad still has to walk you to school ...

Even when you're a royal, your dad still has to walk you to school ...

... and your older brother gets the better view from the window seat.

... and your older brother gets the better view from the window seat.

You may win the polo, but your wife gets to hold the trophy.

You may win the polo, but your wife gets to hold the trophy.

You're not allowed to wear the stylish new hat you bought for your day at Wimbledon ...

You're not allowed to wear the stylish new hat you bought for your day at Wimbledon ...

Source: Business Insider

... yet sometimes you have to wear a hat even when it's windy.

... yet sometimes you have to wear a hat even when it's windy.

There are some outfits you're simply expected to wear.

There are some outfits you're simply expected to wear.

You also have to pose for some pretty awkward photos ...

You also have to pose for some pretty awkward photos ...

... and try a lot of different sports.

... and try a lot of different sports.

You're expected to attend events even when your new baby has kept you up all night ...

You're expected to attend events even when your new baby has kept you up all night ...

Source: Business Insider

... and when it's pouring rain.

... and when it's pouring rain.

You still have to drive yourself around ...

You still have to drive yourself around ...

... even in the rain, again.

... even in the rain, again.

Sometimes, you still have to take the train.

Sometimes, you still have to take the train.

You board it just like everyone else.

You board it just like everyone else.

You do the gardening, too ...

You do the gardening, too ...

... and on occasion, the grocery shopping.

... and on occasion, the grocery shopping.

You still have to take off your own shoes.

You still have to take off your own shoes.

You don't always get the best view at concerts, even when you're the Queen.

You don't always get the best view at concerts, even when you're the Queen.

A two-year-old still manages to steal your popcorn ...

A two-year-old still manages to steal your popcorn ...

... and you still struggle to pick your pint at the pub.

... and you still struggle to pick your pint at the pub.

Kids will still rub your beard and think you're Santa.

Kids will still rub your beard and think you're Santa.

READ: A 5-year-old boy broke royal protocol to rub Prince Harry's beard because his favorite person was Santa Claus.

You have to meet with world leaders, whether you want to or not.

You have to meet with world leaders, whether you want to or not.

Some of them will keep you waiting even though you're the Queen.

Some of them will keep you waiting even though you're the Queen.

Source: Vanity Fair

You have to visit a whole lot of exhibitions and museums.

You have to visit a whole lot of exhibitions and museums.

You still have to dig in your handbag to find anything.

You still have to dig in your handbag to find anything.

You're forced to put on a brave face when meeting new prickly creatures.

You're forced to put on a brave face when meeting new prickly creatures.

You have to try a lot of different food ...

You have to try a lot of different food ...

... even when you don't like the smell of it.

... even when you don't like the smell of it.

You still fall over sometimes ...

You still fall over sometimes ...

READ: Hilarious photos of guests struggling with high winds at Princess Eugenie's royal wedding.

... and you still look a bit awkward when you dance.

... and you still look a bit awkward when you dance.
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