Since becoming royal in 2011, Kate Middleton has evolved into a fashion icon, charitable advocate and all-around badass. But did you know that once upon a time the Princess of Wales was a photography student at University of St. Andrews (where she met Prince William)?
Now, Princess Catherine melds her natural talent with her royal status and moonlights as the go-to portrait photographer to her family. This includes documenting milestone events, like when she celebrated Prince Louis’s fourth birthday with an (un)official photoshoot. Here, 14 of her greatest snaps.