When it comes to real hobbies, Kate Middleton , the Duchess of Cambridge , is known for being a fan of gardening and photography (unlike Prince William, who is extremely passionate about football). The Duchess even launched a national project calling on the general public to share her life photos during the quarantine.
Taking family portraits is something Kate does very well for, as seen by all the intimate moments she has managed to capture from her children and share with us over the years. But it is believed that there is more to your desire to be behind the camera than just feeling happy - and it's all about wanting more privacy.
William and Kate have their own special trick to keep photographers from taking 'good' photos of them while away from home, and the Duke (along with his brother Harry) spoke openly about how difficult it can be to balance your private life with interests of the paparazzi.
Regular real photographer Tim Rooke echoed these sentiments when speaking to news.com.au, describing how royalty likes to keep distance from photographers, citing Princess Diana's death is part of the reason. "What happened to their mother obviously affected their relationship with the press."
Fortunately, according to another royal expert, Camilla Tominey, Kate's solution to this was to become a real photographer herself - a movement inspired by Queen Victoria of Sweden, who took a similar approach with her own family.
It also makes perfect sense, if the Duchess is behind the camera, she doesn't have to worry about her children or family feeling uncomfortable by the photographers' clicks as they try to make their daily lives or enjoy special moments. This tactic definitely seems to have been adopted by Kate in the long run, and also as her preferred method of sharing important milestones in family life.
Since then, Kate has regularly taken and shared candid portraits of her children, husband and father-in-law, Prince Charles, on notable occasions, such as their birthdays, Father's Day or Christmas. The added bonus of taking pictures also means that fans of royalty have a more natural and realistic glimpse into the life of the much-loved clan. Below you can see the best family moments together.