Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge learned photography techniques from her grandfather | Entertainment
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge learned her photography skills from her grandfather.
The 40-year-old royal is known to be an avid photographer and regularly steps behind the camera for formal portraits of her and Prince William’s three children, Princes George and Louis, eight and three, and Princess Charlotte, aged six-year-old, and it has now been revealed that Peter Middleton has sparked his granddaughter’s interest in his hobby.
Claudia Acott Williams, curator of Kensington Palace’s new photography exhibition ‘Life Through a Royal Lens’, told the Sunday Express newspaper: ‘Her grandfather was a very good photographer. showed his slides. He was the one who taught him how to take pictures.”
Peter, the father of Catherine’s father, Michael Middleton, was a former RAF pilot who died in November 2010 aged 90.
The Duchess previously admitted that her children begged her to stop photographing them.
Catherine made her confession in a phone call with a woman named Ceri, whose black and white portrait of her young daughter Poppy kissing her paramedic father Mark before he left for work was part of the lockdown photograph collection The Duchess’ ‘Hold Still’ as they talked about taking photos of their children.
After Catherine asked Ceri if she was a photographer, she replied, “No. Well, Mark would say otherwise just because I take a lot of family photos.”
The Duchess laughed and said: “It’s like me. Everyone says, ‘Mom, please stop taking pictures. “
Ceri added, “I know, but I love it. I love looking back. I think when you have kids, time seems to go by at lightning speed, really, and that’s just a beautiful thing for me. You look back and see how big the kids have grown.”
Elsewhere on the call – which was taped in fall 2020 but released last June – Catherine explained that she had selected Ceri’s photo, titled ‘Be Safe Daddy’, as one of 100 images to feature in his digital exhibit and book about life during the coronavirus pandemic because he showed “the strength, courage and resilience” and the “tenderness and importance” of families.
She added: “It’s such a sensitive and tender moment between a father and daughter. These simple moments touched so many and truly resonated with so many across the country, so please share your photo and your story.”