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This Is Who Taught Duchess Kate All Her Photography Skills

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
May 8, 2020 - 09:59 / Clemens Fanger

As many royal fans know, the official photographs for the birthdays of the Cambridge children are usually taken by their mother Duchess Kate - but where does her enthusiasm and knack for photography come from?

Over the last couple of years, the Duchess of Cambridge has really become famous for her photography skills. The public most recently got a glimpse of her enthusiasm for taking pictures when she and husband William released new pictures of Prince Louis for his second birthday.

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Now, according to a report from Hello!, it has been revealed who actually taught Kate everything she knows about photography and it is none other than her father, Michael Middleton!

Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton at Wimbledon in 2016.

Camilla Tominey, The Telegraph's Associate Editor for Politics and Royals, told This Morning the following: "I was speaking to somebody who knows the Duchess well, who pointed out that her father, Michael Middleton, is a good photographer and really enthused by camera work generally and he taught her everything she knows apparently."

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Michael Middleton was also the one who took the lovely picture of Kate and William with the newborn Prince George in August 2013! And Kate has really picked up a lot from her father - she was fittingly made patron of the Royal Photographic Society in Summer of 2019. She also took the pictures for Princess Charlotte's fourth birthday.

And most recently, she has launched a new photography project to capture life amid the COVID-19 crisis. Check it out here: 

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Today The Duchess of Cambridge launches a community photography project spearheaded by you! In collaboration with the @NationalPortraitGallery, we are asking you to help capture the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the UK as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak. Completely free and open to all ages and abilities, Hold Still will capture a snapshot of the UK at this time, creating a collective portrait of lockdown which will reflect resilience and bravery, humour and sadness, creativity and kindness, and human tragedy and hope. One hundred shortlisted portraits will feature in a gallery without walls – a one of a kind digital exhibition open to all this August. The images can be captured on phones or cameras and each image will be assessed on the emotion and experience it conveys rather than its photographic quality or technical expertise. Submit your images through the link in bio and share your portraits on Instagram by tagging @KensingtonRoyal #HoldStill2020 to be in with a chance to be featured on our channel throughout the project. #StayAtHome

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