• Samir and Zak Hussein opened up about their experience photographing royal children
  • Samir said he loves photographing kids because he doesn't know what he's going to get and often captures "special moments"
  • Zak said that impromptu breaks from the royal norm make for the best pictures

Prince George and Princess Charlotte and other royal children have unscripted moments in public just like other kids, according to royal photographers.

During an interview with Us Weekly, Samir and Zak Hussein — whose father Anwar Hussein had captured some of Princess Diana's biggest moments — opened up about what it's like to photograph Prince William and Kate Middleton's children — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 — and other royal kids.

According to the two royal photographers, while children in the royal family have been taught the highest standards of decorum, they "don't always play by the rules" and can have unexpected moments while out in public.

"You have that unknown element," Samir told the outlet Monday while discussing the Princess Diana Accredited Access Exhibition. "It doesn't matter whether they're royal kids or any kids, and they could throw a tantrum at any time or they could just do something funny, like stick out their tongue. They don’t always play by the rules. So, I love photographing kids 'cause you don't really know [what] you're gonna get, and more often than not you get these special moments."

Samir admitted that the process can be "challenging," but he is often rewarded with satisfying photos, especially when he captures the children's candid moments.

"As a royal photographer [and with] photographing kids in general, you've got to be ready because this [could] be a really fleeting moment, but it also produces some of the most fun moments and best pictures," he added.

Zak agreed with his brother, sharing that it's a "really nice moment" when they come across pictures that they didn't even realize they had captured.

"That's pretty satisfying when you come across a picture like that," Zak added. "You don't know what's gonna happen. These jobs, anything can happen in a split second, and you've gotta be ready to take it."

Zak recalled one such moment happening at The King's Cup regatta in August 2019 when Princess Charlotte suddenly stuck her tongue out. The little princess, who was with her mother at the time, saw the huge crowd that had gathered to see them at the sailing event and, out of nowhere, cheekily stuck her tongue out, the photographer said.

Zak remembered the Duchess of Cambridge laughing and looking "sort of embarrassed" by her daughter's antics.

"I think Sam took the picture as well, but a lot of photographers around us didn't get it because it only happened for a split second," he added.

Zak also recently opened up to People about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's "Biblical moment" when the couple visited Dubbo, Australia, in 2018.

"You had this prince and this duchess who landed in this small town, and suddenly it was like they brought on this rain, in this Biblical moment," he said.

He also captured the moment a 5-year-old boy ran out from under the rope and hugged Prince Harry during that trip.

Samir and Zak are collaborating with their father Anwar on the Princess Diana Accredited Access Exhibition, the first-ever walk-through documentary that shares the untold story of how the late princess changed the world before her 1997 death. They compiled their famous photos and behind-the-scenes details for an up-close-and-personal perspective of the royal family.

The exhibition is currently open in Los Angeles and Chicago, with plans to come to New York City.

Kate Middleton, Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William and Princess Charlotte
Kate Middleton carrying Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William and Princess Charlotte after Prince Louis’ christening service at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace in London on July 8, 2018. Getty Images/Dominic Lipinski