Kate Middleton’s Love of Photography Came From This Family Member

Throughout the years, Kate Middleton has showcased her many talents to the general public. Whether she’s playing on the rugby field or capturing a picture with her camera lens, the Duchess of Cambridge is truly a jack of all trades. But, there was a particular family member who inspired her love for photography.

The new Life Through a Royal Lens exhibition at the Kensington Palace features three photos taken by the duchess herself. Middleton photographed her three children (Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis) for the display.

Per Express, Claudia Acott Williams, who is the curator at Historic Royal Palaces, revealed the family member responsible for Middleton’s love of the art form. She shared that Middleton’s grandfather, Peter Middleton, inspired the duchess to pick up a camera as a young girl.

“Her grandfather was a very good photographer,” said Acott Williams. “When she was a child, he would show her his slides. It was him who taught her how to take photographs.”

Middleton continues to pursue photography by taking family portraits and posting them to Instagram. During her college days, she even wrote a dissertation about author Lewis Carroll’s photographs of children.

Life Through a Royal Lens opened its doors to the public on March 4 and will run until October 30. The exhibition details the history of the royal family, starting from the very beginning to the modern day. 

The display includes a never-before-seen photo of the late Princess Diana, which was taken by David Bailey in 1988. Instantly, the photo drew comparisons to Middleton’s latest photoshoot released by Kensington Palace. In the portrait, the duchess is shown striking a similar pose to that of the princess. 

What an inspiring story.

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