Prince William and Kate Middleton plan to break with tradition, according to this...
Kate Middleton and Prince William are planning to break with tradition and release their own personal photos of Prince George, it has been revealed.
Reports suggest a selection of baby portraits, selected by the Duchess of Cambridge, could be revealed as early as next week, in a tweet from Kensington Palace.
It was previously thought William, Kate and their little one would sit for an official portrait, with celebrity photographer Mario Testino – who also took their official wedding snap – the favourite.
But now insiders say the royal couple have decided against disrupting the royal baby’s routine with a photoshoot, and settled on releasing their own images, instead.
A royal aide confirmed: ‘One of the options they are looking at is releasing a couple of family photos they have taken themselves.’
Reports suggest the photos used will be selected by Kate Middleton, who previously worked as a photographer for her parents’ company Party Pieces, and could be chosen from any taken by her family over the last few weeks.
One source told the Mirror: ‘Kate has a great eye for pictures and wants the first official ones of George to be natural and in a relaxed environment.’
Yesterday it was revealed that Prince William had enlisted the help of his former nanny, Jessie Webb, to help Kate Middleton with the care of newborn Prince George.
Former carer to William and Harry, the now retired 71-year-old ‘no nonsense’ nanny is thought to have been persuaded to return by the Prince, to help Duchess Kate when he goes back to work.
A source told the Sunday People: ‘They both [Kate and William] accept the view that they won’t be able to do it all. There is also a feeling that Kate might lay herself open to criticism if she is seen letting her mother have too much influence.’
‘William has fond memories of Jessie,’ The source continued. ‘And they’ve put the idea to her that she comes back. I think she’s very flattered.’
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