The Cambridge children don't like their pictures being taken anymore

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The Cambridges are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, with Prince William and Kate Middleton never failing to make news.

Kate Middleton tends to make the most headlines, namely for her parenting of her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Kate has often shared funny stories about her parenting struggles, such as how Prince Louis always interrupts her Zoom calls. We're sure that lots of parents can relate to that one.

However, The Duchess of Cambridge is also known to be a keen photographer, breaking protocol to take her own children's official portraits every year on their birthday.

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.

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.

But even in their down time, Kate Middleton often has a camera to hand.

This week, it was a hilarious request by her children that got the world talking as Kate admitted that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis beg her to stop taking their photographs.

During a recent video call with a finalist for her Hold Still competition, Kate admitted, 'Everyone's like, "Mummy, please stop taking photographs".'

This is hilarious, but we hope that the birthday portraits continue!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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