Photographer Mario Testino opens up about what it was like to shoot the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's iconic engagement photo
and Prince William
are officially the royal family’s most adorably smitten couple, if this new interview is anything to go by.
Fashion photographer Mario Testino, who shot the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s iconic engagement picture, has revealed intimate details of his time spent working with the British royals in a candid new interview.
Talking about how he came to capture Kate and William’s milestone moment at Clarence House back in November 2010, the 59-year-old Peruvian-born snapper told The Telegraph:
‘I waited a long time, an hour or two, to make that picture perfect. But I wasn’t totally satisfied.’
Revealing that he was then lucky enough to catch the royal couple sharing a heart-melting moment once the official portrait was done, Testino continued:
‘When I’d finished the shoot, they were about to leave and they suddenly hugged in front of a radiator. It was spontaneous emotion… You could see they were completely in love.’
The famous fashion snapper also compared Kate Middleton to Diana, Princess of Wales, who Testino was famously close with while she was alive.
Explaining that William ‘is more like his mother,’ the photographer said of the Duchess: ‘Kate, she is beautiful in a different way. She radiates happiness. She is comfortable in her love.’
The world-famed photographer also added that he felt the Duke was completely ‘in love with Kate’ when the trio worked together.
‘I knew they would stay together’, he added.
Just too lovely for words.
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