Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is known for being a family woman. The mother of three (George, Charlotte and Louis) makes sure she takes time out for her children and motherly duties despite her overly hectic royal routine (since Kate Middleton is a full working royal.) She loves taking their photographs and posting them on social media for the royal phones. Often the official pictures of the children are taken by Kate and not royal photographers. Her passion for photography is now set to take another dimension as she has been transferred to the patronage of The Royal Photographic Society from the Queen.
According to the Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Photographic Society Mike Taylor, "It is a huge honour to have The Duchess as our Patron, especially given her personal interest in photography. We know that photography and creative pursuits have such a positive impact for people of all ages, and we are excited to be working with one of The Duchess’s charities in support of their work."
The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 to promote the art and science of photography.
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Learning photography is a fun and engaging way to help young people develop confidence and self-expression, and to help develop new skills — today The Duchess of Cambridge joined two of her patronages, Action for Children and the Royal Photographic Society, for a special photography workshop. The Duchess of Cambridge joined Josh, and young people from Action for Children for the sessions run by the Royal Photographic Society, which covered elements of photography including portraits, light and colour. The workshop, run by RPS honorary fellows Jillian Edelstein and Harry Borden, highlighted how photography provides a universal language for young people to express themselves and explore their thoughts and feelings. As part of her longstanding work on early years The Duchess is on a mission to support organisations like Action for Children, that aim to give every child the best possible start in life. Action for Children, who are marking their 150th anniversary this year, are committed to helping vulnerable children, young people, and their families, across the UK. The charity's 7,000 staff and volunteers operated over 522 services in the UK, improving the lives of 301,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers last year. The Royal Photographic Society, of whom The Duchess today became Patron, is one of the world's oldest photographic societies. It was founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography. Her Majesty The Queen passed the patronage to The Duchess, after having held the role for 67 years. @actionforchildrenuk @royalphotographicsociety
Since Queen Elizabeth is reportedly planning to transfer the crown to Prince Charles by her 95th birthday, she is also transferring some of her royal duties to other members of the family. Prince Charles is being prepared since his childhood to take up the role of the King of England. However, now the efforts are being done more seriously. He is also taking over some of the state responsibilities of the Queen. One such example is Prince Charles visiting Donald Trump’s state dinner. Queen Elizabeth used to be the patron of the Royal Photographic Society. She has transferred it to Kate acknowledging her personal interest in photography as well as easing herself from the royal duties now. This will also help in preparing her for the role of the queen consort when Prince William becomes the king.