If you’ve always been curious about what Kate Middleton does in her pockets of spare time, you might be surprised to learn about her favorite hobby—and that she’s really good at it. Yep, even royals have to feed their creative passions.
Even though the Duchess of Cambridge has spent a lot of her life in front of cameras, she’s actually quite adept at being behind one: Before becoming a royal, she worked for her family’s business—the UK-based event-planning company Party Pieces—doing photography work, and her love of the art continued into her relationship with Prince William. According to Vogue, she was the shutterbug responsible for the first official photo of Princess Charlotte, as well as for Prince George’s first-day-of-preschool snapshots.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow. 🎈 The photograph was taken in April by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this photograph as they celebrate Princess Charlotte's second birthday. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank everyone for all of the lovely messages they have received, and hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.
And I’m not talking about standard iPhone photography, either: Middleton’s skills are so impressive that she was granted a lifetime honorary membership by the Royal Photographic Society. Unfortunately, likely due to royal protocol, Middleton’s body of public work is very limited, but we can all certainly dream of a world in which she could share artfully composed insider shots on Instagram from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May wedding. (I, for one, want to know the real deal about that alleged banana cake!)