But a new series of royal portraits show Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and others as we've never seen them before.
The striking images, taken by British photographer Hugo Rittson Thomas, show members of the royal household from several angles at once, decked out in formal garb and set against a stark black backdrop.
The photos are part of an exhibit called "The Queen's People."
"Unlike anything that’s been done before, the subjects were placed in a corner of mirrors, and positioned in a way that reflects multiple angles and views of their dress all at once," reads a description from Eleven Fine Art, the museum that will host the exhibit starting Aug. 19.
"It was a privilege to photograph Her Majesty and other members of the Royal Family and to blend the history and traditions of Royal life with a modern photographic style," Thomas explained in a statement. "I hope people will enjoy seeing these photographs as much as I enjoyed making them."
The Queen is pictured wearing a crimson dress by designer Angela Kelly, her personal dresser. William is seen in his long black Irish Guards frockcoat. A photo of Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, shows her wearing a floor-length gown by Bruce Oldfield.
You can visit Majesty magazine's Facebook page to browse dozens of other photos from the series, including shots of pipers, pikemen and others who work for and with the royals.