Kate Middleton Is The Relatable Mum Whose Kids Ask Her To Stop Taking Photos Of Them

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Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

While she may be a member of the Royal Family, Kate Middleton has provided a relatable anecdote to parenting in the modern day.

The Duchess of Cambridge made the admission while speaking to one of the finalist participants, Ceri A. Edwards, from her 'Hold Still' lockdown photography project with the National Gallery. Their pair's phone call has since been shared on the Cambridge's YouTube channel.

During the call, which took place last autumn, the two mothers bonded over how difficult it can be for a child to sit still for a photograph, which many parents know about all too well as they try to capture sweet, fleeting moments of their little ones.

When asked by Middleton whether she is a photographer, Edwards said 'no' but laughed that her husband 'would say otherwise' because she is often with a camera attempting to snap pictures of her family.

'It's like me,' the Duchess responded, laughing. 'Everyone's like, "Mummy please stop taking photographs!"'

Edwards took part in the project after submitting a photograph she took of her daughter Poppy who was giving a hug to her frontline worker father before he left for his shift as a paramedic at their home in Newport, Wales.

The mother-of-three then went on to speak to Poppy, who adorably opened up to the royal about her anxieties when her dad went off to work on the front line.

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Ever since marrying into the Royal Family, the Duchess has maintained and developed her love of photography. She is the woman behind the lens of several intimate family portraits which are regularly shared by the institution to mark special occasions, like her children, George, Charlotte and Louis' birthdays or celebrating her husband Prince William on his birthday and Father's Day.

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