Duchess Kate was all smiles and looked breezy and carefree as she stepped out on Tuesday (June 25) at a Royal Photographic Society workshop run by Action for Children, one of her patronages – and she had the perfect outfit to match her happy demeanour!
The mom of three sported a grey dress with a paisley pattern and her high heel Castaner espadrille wedges. She wore her hair down, with her gorgeous curls on full display as she met a group of children looking to develop new photography skills and learned how the artform can help kids.
You might remember Kate’s espadrilles from another royal who wore them on tour last year. Duchess Meghan stepped out wearing the same Castaner shoes – in black instead of tan – when she and Prince Harry visited Bondi Beach in Australia last year.
The fondness for Castaner also runs in Kate’s family – her sister, Pippa Middleton, has also been pictured wearing the shoes, which are favourites among celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway, too, according to Good Housekeeping.
The Royal Photographic Society was previously one of the Queen’s patronages, which Her Majesty held for 67 years. On Tuesday, it was announced the monarch is passing it on to the Duchess of Cambridge.
As we know, photography is one of Kate’s biggest interests. The mom of three has drawn lots of attention for the birthday portraits she’s taken of her children – Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and one-year-old Prince Louis – in recent years. Kate’s thesis as part of her art history degree from the University of St. Andrews was also in photography.
While at the workshop, Kate learned how taking photos can help children develop their confidence, pick up a new form of self-expression, and also give them a safe place to deal with their feelings. It looked like she had a great time, with plenty of kids showing her their photos and the cameras they use!