Why Kate Middleton photographs George, Charlotte and Louis' official royal portraits
3 October 2022, 10:55
The Princess of Wales has a passion for photography, and has produced some of the most stunning portraits of her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
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Kate Middleton the Princess of Wales, 40, is known for many things including her love for photography.
While many people love seeing the Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall's pictures, royal photographer John Swannell has recently accused Kate of taking the opportunity away from aspiring photographers.
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However, there is a very good reason the Princess of Wales takes the family's portraits herself.
Royal tradition has previously seen royal photographers bought in to take portraits of family members for special occasions to be released to the public.
However, the Cambridges opt for a more relaxed approach, where photography enthusiast Kate can capture George, Charlotte and Louis' best moments.
It is thought that the Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall takes the royal portraits for several reasons, the first being that she has a genuine passion and talent for the art form.
Another reason is that it keeps an appropriate distance between the children and the press.
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter has previously told Cosmopolitan how the royal family reportedly has an "understanding" with the British media that allows them to share portraits of special moments in exchange for the general privacy of the children from day-to-day.
She told the publication: "Nothing is a given, but in terms of managing to keep a good relationship with the British media, it’s in William and Kate’s interest to release photos".
It is also thought that the Duchess also has the chance to capture her children in their natural environment, feeling relaxed and comfortable.
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