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See the best photographs Princess Catherine has taken over the years

The Princess of Wales has got a seriously good eye…

Despite having multiple royal duties to carry out, Princess Catherine makes sure she also carves out time for her hobbies; like photography.

The Princess of Wales has enjoyed taking pictures for years, and she’s actually gotten quite good at it!

So good in fact, that she took the cover photos for Queen Camilla’s 2022 profile in Country Life magazine as well as a few of the official royal birthday portraits for her children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Furthermore, royal family photographer Samir Hussein told US Weekly that he, in his professional opinion, thinks Catherine has “a good eye”.

“She’s a good photographer. I’m impressed by her pictures, absolutely,” he said.

princess catherine taking part in a photography workshop

Catherine rarely speaks about her passion for photography though; especially since posting and then deleting the now infamous royal Mother’s Day portrait in March 2024.

However, she did say during an appearance on the UK show This Morning in May 2020:

“During [lockdown], I spent lots of time picking up my camera and taking photos of the children because they’re always around us when we’re doing stuff together.

“One of the fantastic things about photography is really capturing that moment so it’s not staged; it’s not setting it up perfectly; it’s not clearing your house away so you got a perfect studio setup but it’s really capturing those moments that feel real to you.”

What’s the big deal about Kate’s photo?

In case you missed it, in March of this year, Prince William and Princess Catherine’s official Instagram account posted a photo (which was of Catherine, George, Charlotte and Louis) in honour of Mother’s Day.

However, shortly after the image had been shared, many alleged that it had been manipulated – Charlotte’s sleeve was blurry, Catherine’s zipper was misaligned, and Louis’ sweater pattern repeated oddly.

princess catherine taking photographs

The photo was swiftly deleted and Princess Catherine ultimately shared a statement about the whole incident.

“Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing,” she said.

“I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused. I hope everyone celebrating had a very happy Mother’s Day.”

But aside from this one mishap, we still think Catherine is more than an “amateur”.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the best examples of Catherine, Princess of Wales’ photography work below…

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Catherine took and shared this photo of her family in honour of Father’s Day 2024.

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For Charlotte’s 9th birthday, the palace released an official portrait that was taken by Catherine.

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Similarly, the official portrait for Louis’ 5th birthday was also taken by Catherine.

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This is one of the many photographs Catherine took for Queen Camilla’s July 2022 Country Life magazine cover story.

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For George’s 8th birthday in 2021, Catherine took the photo used for his official portrait.

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Catherine took this lovely photo of the late Prince Philip and a young George, which William shared with the public when Philip passed away in 2021.

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Ahead of William’s birthday in 2020, Catherine shared this adorable family picture that she snapped herself.

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In 2020, Catherine took this candid shot of the then-Prince Charles hugging his grandson Louis.

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For Father’s Day in 2019, Catherine captured this photo of William and Charles.

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Catherine shot the late Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip with seven of their great-grandchildren in 2018.

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