As an amateur photographer, Duchess Kate likes to take her children's pictures herself - a professional royal photographer doesn't like that at all.
London – John Swannell has been a well-known British photographer for over four decades and has been a regular contributor to the Royal Family. The fact that Duchess Kate (41) with her passion for photography is now taking away his jobs, so to speak, he apparently does not like at all.
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In an interview with the Daily Mail last year, the royal photographer explained the problem: "All the work I've done for the royals has helped my career. Nowadays, someone like me wouldn't stand a chance. These opportunities should be given to young English photographers."
But there are also good reasons why Kate Middleton is depriving the "young English photographers" of their work and thus opportunities. As the closest caregiver, the amateur photographer has the best access to her own children – and thus also the most beautiful motifs. "On the other hand, Kate is of course right to do it herself," admits even the professional. He can't help but take a swipe at the princess's talents: "She's not a great photographer, but she just shoots and it's easier with children when you know her." A compliment sounds different.
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Princess Kate is the first member of the royal family to take the pictures of her children herself. In 2015, she posted the first baby photos of newborn Charlotte (8) in the arms of her big brother (9), Prince George. The pictures of birthdays of her children or Prince William (40) regularly come from her camera.
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The official account now shows numerous works by Kate behind the camera: the children romping on her father, Prince William, the children playing on the beach during the summer holidays or during their first days in kindergarten. The princess has also had experience with this for a long time – even her university degree revolved around photography.
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Taking their children's pictures themselves has the added benefit for the royals of retaining control over what is posted by them. Royal expert Camilla Tominey calls this approach "unique" and explained that there is no longer a market for paparazzi photos of the royal kids.
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