Kate & Will’s Anniversary Photographer Reveals ‘Astonishing Coincidence’ Involving New Pics

Prince William and Kate Middleton recently participated in a sweet photoshoot to celebrate a decade of marriage. And now, the photographer behind the images is revealing some details on how the shoot came to be.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared two never-before-seen photos on their official Instagram account (@kensingtonroyal) ahead of their tenth wedding anniversary today.

One image features the duo sitting on a log in a grassy field, candidly looking off in the distance and holding hands while the second shows them standing in a courtyard. The captions read, “10 years” and “Taken this week ahead of The Duke and Duchess’ 10th wedding anniversary.”

Shortly after the portraits were released on social media, the photographer, Chris Floyd, opened up about his experience of being asked to shoot the pics. Turns out, it was an “astonishing coincidence.”

“I recently visited Cambridge for the first time in my life,” he wrote in his own post. “That same day, by an astonishing coincidence, was also the day I was asked to photograph The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their tenth wedding anniversary. It was a thrill to spend some time with them at Kensington Palace, especially as The Duchess is a rather keen photographer. Happy anniversary!”

Being given the honor to shoot official portraits of the British royal family is definitely a big deal. In fact, fellow royal photographer, Chris Jackson, even took time to congratulate Floyd on the major achievement. “Lovely pics…Congrats!” he wrote in the comments section of the post.

Looks like Floyd was definitely in the right place at the right time.

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