Wild kingdom! How royals and animals go hand-in-hand

Britain's Prince William takes part in a falconry display as he attends the Anglesey Show in North Wales on August 14, 2013. The Anglesey Show is the ... LINDSEY PARNABY / AFP - Getty Images
Will does some falcon-handling Wednesday in Wales.

During his first public appearance since the birth of the royal baby Wednesday, Britain's Prince William put on a glove and did some falconry at an event in North Wales.

If he seemed unfazed by the giant bird mounted on his finger, it's because this isn't Will's first time handling a wild creature.

From scaly snakes to cuddly Corgis, animals and royals have gone hand-in-hand (literally) for decades. Check out the slideshow for more cuteness (and more Camilla, snuggling a kangaroo). 

Royals and their animal friends

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Queen Elizabeth may be famous for her love of corgis, but she’s not the only royal to spend some quality time with members of the animal kingdom. From Camilla's close encounter with a kangaroo to Prince Harry's romp with a puppy, take a look at royals hanging out with animals.


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