Duchess Kate is a keen photographer, having drawn many headlines over the last few years with her stunning portraits she’s taken of her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis for their birthdays. The Duchess of Cambridge completed a thesis on photography while at the University of St Andrews, and in June, she inherited the patronage of the Royal Photographic Society from the Queen.
On Aug. 19, Kensington Palace released a special image of Kate during a visit she paid to a Royal Photographic Society workshop back in June to celebrate World Photography Day. When the palace posted the image online, it also introduced a budding young photographer named Josh Evans.
Kate and Josh met at the aforementioned workshop, which featured children from Action for Children UK taking part. The new photo of Kate features her laughing and holding a camera while Josh smiles with his and holds on to a tree.
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Today is #WorldPhotographyDay when we celebrate the art, craft, science and history of photography. Photography can provide a universal language for anyone to express themselves and release their thoughts and feelings. In June this year The Duchess of Cambridge joined children from @ActionforChildrenUK for a special photography workshop run by @RoyalPhotographicSociety. Among the children The Duchess met at the workshop was Josh, aged 9 — and this World Photography Day we're excited to share some of Josh's images that he took that day. Swipe ⬅️ to take a closer look. Fantastic work Josh! Ahead of The Duchess's visit to the photography workshop we announced that Her Majesty The Queen passed the patronage of The Royal Photographic Society to The Duchess, having held the role for 67 years. The Duchess has a longstanding interest in photography, and her patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people. Kensington Palace / Josh Evans
“Photography can provide a universal language for anyone to express themselves and release their thoughts and feelings,” the caption for the post reads.
It features five of Josh’s photos, including a close-up of water droplets on a leaf, interlocking woven patterns in a piece of textile, a daisy, a chameleon in a tree and a blurry photo of a leaf. Josh took all of the images during the workshop.
The palace went on to write that Kate’s “patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people.”