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Royals With Mascots: Princesses & Princes Pretend To Enjoy Fun Furry Creatures (PHOTOS)

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There's nothing more fun than witnessing royals out of their element -- at a rock concert, perhaps, or cuddling koalas.

One of our personal favorites? Watching royals attempt to interact with furry mascots. Where do you direct your gaze when your companion's eyes are fake? What do you say to a creature that can't talk back? And exactly how wide do you smile for the photo opp when the creature beside you has a cartoon grin plastered on its face?

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco gave it their best shot today, posing with a plush shark at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco. Not bad, but they might want to take some tips from Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. She seems to have the most mascot experience.

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II:

royals with mascots

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall:

royals with mascots

Crown Prince Naruhito and Princess Masako of Japan:

royals with mascots

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge:

royals with mascots

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall:

royals with mascots

Princess Takamado of Japan:

royals with mascots

Queen Elizabeth II:

royals with mascots

Like fish out of water...

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