It’s not at all surprising Kensington Palace chose to release a never-before-seen photo of the Duchess of Cambridge on the occasion of World Photography Day.
Not only is the Duchess known for being most photogenic, her passion for photography predates her joining the royal family.
A self-confessed “enthusiastic amateur photographer,” in her younger years part of her role at her parents’ company, Party Pieces, was taking photographs.
These days, she frequently shares her photos of her children. From birthday portraits to first day of school photos, the Duchess has a beautiful knack for capturing her family’s special moments.
The photo released yesterday by the Palace was taken in June at a children’s photography workshop. HRH is pictured mid-laugh, holding a camera whilst sat next to schoolboy and budding photographer, Josh Evans.
“Oh wow, you’ve got a real talent there. That’s really good,” Kate told him. “Do you like taking artsy pictures like that? I think you are very good. You should definitely keep it up.”
Josh told reporters, “I didn’t know who she was, but she wanted to see my pictures. I still don’t know who she is, but she asked me my favorite picture and I showed her the picture I took in the garden of the leaf in the puddle.”
The workshop was run by Action for Children charity and the Royal Photographic Society, the patronage of which the Duchess took over from the Queen just hours before she dropped into the Kingston upon Thames workshop.
Sharing the photos Josh had taken on the day, the palace noted: "The Duchess has a longstanding interest in photography, and her patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people."