This is why Kate Middleton always takes her children’s official photographs

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  • It all makes sense.

    The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, but while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that really steal the limelight.

    From Princess Charlotte’s signature sass and Prince George’s cheeky grin to their royal waves when meeting their brother, Prince Louis, these toddlers never fail to make news. And judging by Prince Louis’ recent updates (including his love for interrupting Zoom calls), he seems to take after his siblings.

    The Cambridge children make the most news on one of their birthdays, when an official birthday portrait is released of them on their behalf, with Prince George’s released today.

    While traditionally these have been taken by an official royal photographer, the Duchess of Cambridge, a lover of photography, opts to take her children’s official photographs herself instead of hiring someone in.

    The Cambridge birthday portraits have been praised for their natural touch, with the children at ease with the camera – something that will definitely be to do with the fact that it’s their mother behind the lens.

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    “I’ve got this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell, and really for me it’s moments like that mean so much to me as a parent. • I try every day to put moments like that in, even if they’re small or even if I don’t have time”. • Swipe 👉 to listen to The Duchess of Cambridge speaking about her experiences as a parent on the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast with @MrsGiFletcher. On the special podcast, The Duchess spoke about the importance of the early years, and about her landmark ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey. It takes just 5 minutes to have your say in the biggest ever conversation on early childhood — visit the link in our bio to answer The Duchess’s #5BigQuestions. Photo © The Duchess of Cambridge

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    It has also been revealed that releasing the official photographs is in the family’s best interest, with Kate and William reportedly having an understanding with the British media that lets them share portraits of these special moments in exchange for general privacy for their children day to day.

    ‘Nothing is a given, but in terms of managing to keep a good relationship with the British media, it’s in William and Kate’s interest to release photos’, royal commentator Victoria Arbiter told Cosmopolitan.

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