The Duchess of Cambridge admitted that her children often plead with her to stop taking so many photos of them, during a phone call for her Hold Still campaign in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.
Kate was on the phone to one of the participants of the project, Ceri, who submitted a photograph of daughter Poppy hugging her dad before he went off for a night shift as a paramedic.
The Duchess complimented the moving photo before asking if Ceri was a photographer. Ceri said she wasn’t, but that her husband jokes that she is because she takes so many pictures of the family.
Kate replied saying, “It’s like me. Everyone’s like, ‘Mummy, please stop taking photographs!’” referring to her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The two mums laughed, before Ceri agreed saying, “I love it. I love looking back.”
Ceri's daughter Poppy then joined the call. The Duchess told Poppy how much she liked the photograph of she and her father sharing a long hug before he went to work, which became their ritual together.
Kate told Poppy that, “cuddles are very, very important. I bet your daddy took that with him and it helped him all the way through his day at work.”
Poppy admitted to the Duchess that she worried about her dad getting coronavirus while he was working during the pandemic, so much so that she wouldn’t talk to her friends about it because “it would hurt [her] feelings.”
Mum Ceri said Poppy had been “very excited” to speak to the Duchess of Cambridge and Poppy politely told Kate to “have a great day!” at the end of the phone call.
The full conversation can be seen on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's YouTube account.
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