Queen Elizabeth makes Kate Middleton patron of The Royal Photographic Society

Margaret Abrams

Congratulations are in order for the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been named as the new patron of The Royal Photographic Society.

To celebrate, the Duchess joined young people participating in a photography workshop in Kingston upon Thames.

The workshop was in partnership with Action for Children, which is another one of Kate’s patronages. It supports disadvantaged young people across the UK.

Kate Middleton is a budding amateur photographer with an Art History degree. She regularly captures her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis and shares the pictures with the public, especially around their birthdays and first days at school.


With Princess Charlotte preparing to attend Thomas’s Battersea with her brother, the Duchess is likely to release another picture to mark the occasion.

For the event, the Duchess opted for a summer dress with fluttery sleeves and paisley print, paired with lace-up nude suede espadrilles from Spanish brand Castaner.

Earlier this year the Duchess released photos of Prince Louis celebrating his first birthday on April 23. On Instagram, Kensington Palace shared a few of her most memorable photos to celebrate the appointment.

Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth previously worked with The Royal Photographic Society, supporting the organization as a patron for 67 years.

The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 to promote the art and science of photography. That year, it received royal patronage from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.