TODAY | September 05, 2013
>>> with them.
>> reporter: royal wedding , photo ops, royal photographer ray bellsario wouldn't go, because his photos of the family look like this. one of a kind, candid moments.
>> to show royalty.
>> reporter: the queen in a sassy pose. a wicked grin. doing the twist. charles in a wetsuit, on a royal date, water-skiing on a chair, balanced on a table.
>> kind of weird.
>> it was weird.
>> reporter: smoking, swimming, stylish. at times, unrecognizable.
>> and who is the guy?
>> that's not a guy. that's margaret.
>> reporter: but getting shots like these took creativity and arrest for trespassing, trips to court.
>> it was a love/hate relationship, i think.
>> reporter: this wild shot of princess ann falling off her horse took years of going her events and just waiting.
>> she said, it's never going to happen. you'll never get that.
>> reporter: and there is young prince andrew not having a good day around the horses. and this one of the queen secretly meeting with her estranged uncle, a meeting the palace had denied.
>> little do they know, there you are. three blocks away.
>> yes, yes.
>> reporter: on the 19th floor.
>> looking at them. walking in their private garden .
>> reporter: you are a terror. a royal terror.
>> well, i think they had other names for me. actually.
>> reporter: there are shots of corgis carried by men in suits. royal children, being children. private pictures that infuriated the royals, and made ray feel bad.
>> i was truly troubled sometimes.
>> reporter: you felt like you crossed some lines?
>> and yet i was beck on the to that.
>> reporter: now he's auctioning them off to charity. thousands could raise close to $1 million. for "today," michelle kosinski , nbc news, london.
>> i want that photograph of prince charles water-skiing on a chair. anyway i can get it, t-shirt coffee mug .
>> it's like a relaxing water-ski technique?
>> i don't know.
>> it's like trick skiing .
>> all right.