The preternaturally poised royals are capable of many things — including pulling in George Clooney as guest bartender, and inspiring Serena Williams to lead a game of beer pong at the royal wedding — but even they have their limits. For one thing, the royal wedding did not actually invent the non-invention known as "bowl food." And it also did not manage to capture a room full of well-behaved, smiling children in a photograph without a little extra help from a source known well to commoners.
It turns out that royal wedding photographer Alexi Lubomirski scored the perfect shot including the 10 kids in the bridal party — six bridesmaids and four page boys — all of whom were under the age of 8, using the assistance of... candy. Specifically, the bribes took the form of Smarties, which aren't like the ones we have in America, but rather chocolate candies manufactured by Nestle and available in the U.K.
“They were being bribed with one Smartie here, one Smartie there,” Lubomirski told Reuters. “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 up their hands."
At least the photograph makes more sense now. (But we still have some questions about the "bowl food" concept.)
The Feast is Bravo’s digital destination for foodies, serving fresh culinary inspo, piping hot celebrity food coverage, diet and wellness trends, plus the kitchen hacks and tools you never knew you needed. Like us on Facebook and visit daily for a curated menu of essential food news, from seriously thought provoking to just plain fun.