You may not have realised, but on Thursday it was “World Photography Day” and to mark the occasion the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, 39, and Kate Middleton, 39, celebrated Britain’s young photographers with a sweet post to their social media pages.
Although the royal couple is currently taking a break from their official royal duties with their three children – Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six and Prince Louis, three – they took the time to mark the special occasion by posting some photos from the Duchess’ Hold Still photography project to their Kensington Royal Twitter and Instagram page.
Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrate young photographers
The couple released a joint statement that praised the “talent, creativity and curiosity” of the young photographers. Read the full statement below.
“Photography has an amazing ability to create a lasting record of what we have all experienced & are experiencing.
“That’s why this #WorldPhotographyDay we wanted to celebrate the youth of the #HoldStill2020 photography project and share images from the youngest finalists.
“There is so much talent, creativity, and curiosity displayed in each and every one of these pictures. Thank you to the @NPGLondon for being the home and archive of all these incredible stories.”
When the first national quarantine hit the UK, instead of taking it easy and picking up daytime drinking – like the majority of us – budding photographer, Kate Middleton started a new project, a photography book, titled Hold Still – published in May – which invited the public to submit photographs of their lives amid the covid pandemic.
According to a previous post made by the royal couple, a total of “100 images were shortlisted” and then later displayed in a digital exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, in London – which is a tremendous achievement for the Duchess of Cambridge.
Kate Middleton has recently been getting a lot of attention when it comes to her creative hobby, although with her talent, it’s not too much of a surprise! The Duchess of Cambridge was recently “honoured” by the London War Museum after they chose to display a select few photos the mom-of-three had taken from her time working with Holocaust survivors at the beginning of 2020. Her photography skills were also recently praised when Kate Middleton shared a new photograph that she had taken of her adorable six-year-old daughter, Princess Charlotte sweetly cradling a butterfly to mark the #BigButterflyCount.