Kate Middleton 'not a great photographer' and 'denies opportunities' to others

Kate Middleton
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One of the things I’ve always admired about Kate Middleton is her passion for photography. While so many Royals seem to have few personal interests, it’s a well-known fact that the Princess of Wales is a keen amateur photographer. Her passion for the arts makes her instantly more relatable than the rest of the Royal Family (excluding Harry and Meghan) and yet, royal photographer John Swannell has accused her of taking an opportunity away from "young English photographers".

Kate Middleton broke an age-old tradition that dictated the royal photographer should take all official portraits of her children. Instead, to mark special occasions, Kate posts photos she takes herself of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis showing how important family is to her. These portraits, if anything, are more personal and more meaningful than any portrait an official photographer would take – and anyway, who's to criticize a mum for taking photos of her own children?

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.