Kate Middleton reveals surprising request from her children

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Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

It can be easy to think that the royals lives are totally removed from our own, and, in many ways, they are. However, over the past 18 months, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made no bones about the fact that they have struggled with the same lockdown family set-ups as the rest of us.

From Prince William lamenting the struggles of homeschooling to Kate Middleton revealing she'd been cutting her children's hair herself, the royal pair have been more open than ever about family life during their royal engagements.

And more recently, Kate made the surprising confession that her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, sometimes ask her to 'please stop taking photographs.'

The duchess, who is well-known to love photography and is pretty skilled behind the camera herself, made the comments during a conversation with a finalist of her Hold Still photography contest.

In a video posted on the royal couple's newly launched YouTube channel, Kate was discussing an emotional photograph taken by Ceri Edwards, showing her daughter Poppy hugging her father Mark before his shift as a paramedic in Newport, South Wales.

The mother-of-three praised the black-and-white image for its 'strength, courage and resilience' and later asked Ceri if her husband was a photographer, to which she said:'No. Well, Mark would say otherwise just because I do take a lot of pictures of the family.'

Kate laughed and replied: 'It's like me. Everyone's like, "Mummy, please stop taking photograph."'

The video is one of several that have been uploaded to the royal YouTube channel, with an explainer at the beginning of each telling viewers that they are snippets of 'phone calls recorded in Autumn 2020' between the Duchess of Cambridge and finalists from her competition with the National Portrait Gallery.

The photos from the Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020 can now be viewed via a photographic book published by the National Portrait Gallery, with a foreword from the duchess herself.

You can watch the recording of the full conversation between Ceri and the duchess below:

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