Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos

UPDATED 01/25/2014 at 03:10 PM EST Originally published 01/23/2014 at 03:00 PM EST

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From left: Lorde and Kate Middleton & Prince William
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In her breakout single "Royals," Lorde sings about gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom, blood stains, ball gowns and trashin' the hotel room, among other things.

In conclusion: These are not the first thoughts that come to mind when we think of the Royal Family.

But if the likes of Prince William, Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince Harry formed a cover band and took on Lorde, well, we know that power group would win it all at Sunday's Grammy Awards, where the song is up for record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance. (Lorde, 17, is also nominated for best pop vocal album.)

Until then, we'll just let the real royals take the mic.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

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But, yes, they have indeed seen a diamond in the flesh.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

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Actually, Harry, we are filled with post-code envy.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

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Carriage > Cadillac.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

Pippa and James Middleton

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They're totally caught up in your love affair, though.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

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That's exactly why we do our own laundry, too.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

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Backup vocals: ruler.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

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Insert Beyoncé hair flip.

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Oh, yes you will.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II, Musician Class

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Sing it: Ooh ooh oh.

Lorde's Grammy Hit 'Royals,' as Illustrated by Royals Photos| James Middleton, Kate Middleton, Lorde, Pippa Middleton, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II

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Mic drop.



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