Queen Elizabeth gifts Kate something she’s held onto for 67 years

2019-06-26 11:22
 
Kate Middleton and the Queen

Cape Town - Queen Elizabeth just gave duchess Kate something picture-perfect!

On Tuesday 25 June, Her Majesty named the Duchess of Cambridge the patron of the Royal Photographic Society – a role that was held by the queen since 1952, People reports.

Shortly after the announcement was made, Kate, who studied art history at the University of St Andrews, attended a photography workshop run by the Royal Photographic Society, E Online reports.

"The Duchess of Cambridge has a longstanding interest in photography, and her patronage of @The_RPS will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people," Kensington Palace said in a statement.

The royal mom of three has previously called herself an "enthusiastic amateur photographer" and usually snaps portraits of her children, Prince George (5), Princess Charlotte (4) and Prince Louis (1), reports the New Zealand Herald.

"As a student at the University of St Andrews, I chose it as the subject of my undergraduate thesis, and photographs of children in particular, which feature prominently in the exhibition, are of real interest to me," Kate wrote in a foreword at a 2018 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

The Royal Photographic Society, which has more than 11 000 members, was founded in 1853 in hopes of promoting the art and science of photography.

Sources: People, E Online, New Zealand Herald

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