Royal or not, all kids can be bribed with the promise of candy!
That’s what Alexi Lubomirski, the photographer who snapped the official portraits at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding on Saturday, quickly learned when posing the 10 children in royal bridal party for photos.
“I’ve been asked by everybody, ‘How did you control the kids?’ And as we were setting up the big family shots, and I was placing The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty onto their chairs, I could hear the kids started crying in the background and there was some chaos,” he recalled in an interview on Wednesday. “And then I heard this magic word behind me that was Smarties, which is obviously an English Candy, much like M&Ms, and they were being bribed with one Smartie here and one Smartie there. 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 of the adults I think put their hands up.”
He added, “And so that was our magic word of the day, so thank you, Smarties.”