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Kate Middleton Shares Photography Passion With Queen Elizabeth II

Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II
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Royally artistic! Duchess Kate and Queen Elizabeth II are extra related than some could count on.

“This #WorldPhotographyDay, here are a few moments where The Queen has been pictured behind the lens,” the royal household’s official Twitter account shared on Thursday, August 19, alongside three footage of the queen, 95, with a digital camera in her palms.

Kate, 39, has been vocal about her love of taking images, usually showcasing her expertise with candid snaps of her household life with Prince William and their three children: Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3. However, the little ones aren’t too keen on being captured of their mother’s lens.

“Everyone’s like, ‘Mummy, please stop taking photographs!’” the Duchess of Cambridge joked throughout a dialog with photographer Ceri A. Edwards in June.

Queen Elizabeth II takes footage of Prince Philip along with her Leica digital camera on the Royal Windsor Horse Show on June 10, 1982.
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One year prior, Kate introduced the start of a brand new picture initiative through the coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve all seen some incredible images out there and heard some amazing stories — some desperately sad stories, but also some really uplifting ones as well,” she informed Britain’s This Morning in May 2020. “I really hope that through a project like this, we might be able to showcase some of those stories and to document and share a moment in time, I suppose, that we’re all experiencing.”

The royal member of the family needed “to help capture the spirit, the hopes, the fears and feelings of the U.K. as we continue to deal with the coronavirus,” she defined on the time, highlighting “resilience and bravery, humor and sadness, creativity and kindness, and human tragedy and hope.”

Shortly earlier than she launched the inventive enterprise, royal photographer Samir Hussein known as Kate a “really keen photographer” in her personal proper.

“You can see from the pictures she takes that she’s better, certainly better than your average person on the streets,” Hussein informed Us Weekly completely in April 2020. “She’s got a good eye, and she’s a good photographer. I’m impressed by her pictures, absolutely.”

Having labored carefully with Kate and her husband, 39, through the years — together with on their marriage ceremony day in April 2011 — Hussein has observed the pair grow to be “much more relaxed” in entrance of the digital camera.

“They tend to be a bit more jokey,” he informed Us. “They’re just a lot more relaxed, so I think that’s where I get a lot of my best pictures and you can see a bit more of their personality come out.”

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