Duchess Kate is an avid shutterbug – and her thesis as part of her art history degree at the University of St. Andrews was in photography – so it’s no wonder she’s passing on her love of capturing things on camera to her children!
While out at a Royal Photographic Society seminar run by her patronage Action for Children on Tuesday (June 25), the Duchess of Cambridge revealed Prince George and Princess Charlotte love heading outside to take photos.
“Just look at everything around you,” Kate said, while giving point-and-shoot pointers to Neeve Rees, 15 and Courtney Moon, 14. “Maybe it’s in front of you, or far away, but choose your subject and focus on it. Get outside with your camera as well. George and Charlotte love it when we do that.”
This shouldn’t be surprising, considering most of Kate’s birthday portraits of George, Charlotte and Prince Louis have been taken outside, particularly on the grounds of their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall. Three photos of Princess Charlotte taken by Kate were released to celebrate her fourth birthday just last month, and little more than a week earlier, the proud mom was responsible for three other images of Louis to mark his first birthday.
Kate has also spoken quite often about how important it is for children to get outside, saying it can contribute to their mental wellbeing and is important for their happiness and creativity. In May, she staged a special garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in London that was intended to do just that.
Kate helped create the Back to Nature Garden with Royal Horticultural Society landscape artists, and brought George, Charlotte and Louis to visit the plot on two separate occasions. They had an incredible time playing on its swing and dangling their feet in its pond! George rated it “20 out of 10” when his dad, Prince William, asked him what he thought of it.