Why Kate Middleton always takes her children's official portraits

It makes a lot of sense

August 20 2018

Every time an adorable photo of the Cambridge children is released, one significant similarity stands out - they're all taken by the Duchess of Cambridge (or mum!).

Despite being contrary to royal protocol, there is a special reason Kate is always the one behind the lens.

‪The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace.‬ ‪This image of Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April.‬ ‪The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte's third birthday.‬
‪The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share two photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, taken by The Duchess at Kensington Palace.‬ ‪This image of Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace on 26th April.‬ ‪The Duke and Duchess would like to thank members of the public for their kind messages following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte's third birthday.‬

Kate, who is known to have a real love of photography, asks that in exchange for these intimate and private snaps the British media grant her children general privacy 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.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday - thank you everyone for your lovely messages 🎈 📷 @mattporteous
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday - thank you everyone for your lovely messages 🎈 📷 @mattporteous

This story originally appeared on New Idea.