The Duchess of Cambridge has joked that not everyone in her family is appreciative of her love of taking photos during a conversation with a finalist of her Hold Still photography contest.
Kate was chatting to Ceri Edwards, whose photograph showing her daughter Poppy hugging her father Mark before his shift as a paramedic in South Wales had been selected for Kate’s Hold Still exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The picture had been taken during the pandemic in 2020.
Commending the image for its “strength, courage and resilience”, Kate then asked Ceri if she was a photographer, to which she replied: “No. Well, Mark would say otherwise just because I do take a lot of pictures of the family.”
“It’s like me,” the duchess laughed. “Everyone’s like, ‘Mummy, please stop taking photographs’.”
The duchess has become the royal family’s unofficial photographer, often sharing her photos of children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis to mark special occasions, such as birthdays.
Shortly after the death of Prince Phillip in April, the royals posted a previously unseen picture of the duke surrounded by seven of his great-grandchildren, which the duchess had taken in 2018 at Balmoral castle.
Kate also recently shared a photo she had taken of Prince Louis to mark his third birthday, in which he could be seen riding on his red training bike.