• There's a reason Princess Charlotte always wears a baby doll dress
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    There's a reason Princess Charlotte always wears a baby doll dress

    Just like Prince George is always spotted wearing shorts, Princess Charlotte has also developed her very own style staple: baby doll dresses. 

  • Royal children on their first day of nursery, school and university as Princess Charlotte starts school
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    Royal children on their first day of nursery, school and university as Princess Charlotte starts school

    From Prince Harry's first day at nursery to Prince Charles' first day at college, look back at these archive photos of royals starting school ahead of Princess Charlotte's big day at nursery.

  • Inside Princess Charlotte's £18,915 per year school
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    Inside Princess Charlotte's £18,915 per year school

    Here’s a closer look inside the school fit for the Royal family.

  • Duchess Kate 'takes George and Charlotte to favourite London private members club'
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    Duchess Kate 'takes George and Charlotte to favourite London private members club'

    The Cambridge children are currently enjoying the school holidays.

  • Meghan Markle, Prince Harry slammed for 'disrespectful' birthday message for Prince George
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    Meghan Markle, Prince Harry slammed for 'disrespectful' birthday message for Prince George

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are once again being called out for how theyhonored one of their fellow royals' birthdays on social media

  • George, Louis and Charlotte smile big in unseen royal photo with dad William
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    George, Louis and Charlotte smile big in unseen royal photo with dad William

    It's all smiles for the Cambridge children!The British Army helped ring in Prince George's sixth birthday on Monday, July22nd with a previously unseen photo of the royal

  • 'George, Charlotte and Louis didn't meet cousin Archie until he was two months old'
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    'George, Charlotte and Louis didn't meet cousin Archie until he was two months old'

    The Cambridge children hadn't met their baby cousin until that moment, according to one royal expert.

  • George, Charlotte and Louis met baby Archie for first time at polo
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    George, Charlotte and Louis met baby Archie for first time at polo

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children met baby Archie for the first time when William and Harry played at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day, it has been revealed. The Sun’s royal correspondent Emily Andrews tells Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box:' "It was interesting actually that polo match because it was the first time that Charlotte and George had actually met Archie, they hadn’t actually met him for two months, so that polo match was lovely." Prince George, then five, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-year-old Prince Louis were spotted playing together on the sidelines, as Kate and Meghan, holding their two-month-old cousin, stood side by side.

  • The Queen leaves gifts at the foot of Prince George's bed
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    The Queen leaves gifts at the foot of Prince George's bed

    The six-year-old and his 'Gan Gan' share a special bond.

  • Prince George birthday photos: Analysing the Duchess of Cambridge's photography
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    Prince George birthday photos: Analysing the Duchess of Cambridge's photography

    The Duchess of Cambridge's love of the arts is well documented. She studied art history at the University of St Andrews and after marriage became patron of two of London’s most prominent artistic institutions.In recent years, the Duchess has also become a photography enthusiast, sharing personal photographs of her children on special occasions, from birthdays to first days of school.Today marks Prince George's sixth birthday and as has become Cambridge tradition, Kensington Palace released official portraits of the royal taken by his mother. The three undated pictures were revealed to have been taken on holiday in an iundisclosed location.As with many of Kate's portraits of her children, the photographs were taken outdoors and the young royal was all smiles as he posed for his mother.Earlier in May, Kensington Palace also shared a set of pictures the Duchess had taken of her daughter Princess Charlotte to celebrate her fourth birthday.The photos, which depict Charlotte playing in the grounds of Kensington Palace, followed portraits Kate had taken days prior for Prince Louis’ first birthday at her Norfolk home, Anmer Hall. John Suler, a professor of psychology at Rider University and the author of Perception and Imaging: Photography as a Way of Seeing, says there's probably a reason Kate often photographs her children outdoors. Previously, she has shot her sons and daughters in locations including the grounds of her home, the steps of Kensington Palace’s courtyard and outside Prince Louis’ school.“[Most of the] photos are not 'environmental portraits' in which we see the surroundings of the children, which could easily remind us of their royal upbringing,” he said.Suler says this approach does what some previous royal portraits have arguably been unable to do - make the Cambridges seem like an ordinary family. “Instead, these could be anyone's children, which encourages viewers to relate to the pictures.”Kate’s skill with her camera has been noted in the past, with photographer Glenn Gratton telling the Daily Mail that she was “clearly using Photoshop” to improve her pictures and “feeling more confident with her camera”.In 2018, the V&A’s senior curator Martin Barnes said the Duchess was “really knowledgeable” and understood the “technology behind the photos” following her appearance at the museum to open a new photography centre.Kate serves as royal patron to the Victoria and Albert Museum and was seen exploring the photography centre's debut exhibit last October, where she pored over vintage portraits and cameras. Family photographer Andrea Whelan also assessed Kate's technical skill with a camera, delving into how her work has improved over the years and what she could also potentially stand to work on.Whelan said one of the earliest photographs Kate shared with the public was her "favourite shot", namely the above portrait of Prince George before his first day of school in 2014. She explained that it had "no distractions" and noted his "cheeky face", praising the choice to shoot him in his uniform.She said, "Sometimes the clothes make or break a portrait."Whelan also deconstructed Kate's technical skill in Princess Charlotte's 2015 birthday portrait above, saying, "Great composition here. [She made] use of the wider depth of field to help us focus on Charlotte and blur the teddy."While she noted that Prince George's first day of school portrait in 2016 was "quite striking", Whelan noted that the way Prince George fit into the frame actually might not have been the best choice for a happy occasion.She said, "The central composition is quite striking and creates tension, which is congruent to the image as it's his first day at school."While George's central composition and busy background may not have been a winner for Whelan, Middleton's portrait of Princess Charlotte the following year proved the Duchess had improved.She said, "Lovely use of light and neutral background, [which] helps the subject Charlotte 'pop'."Kate moved into more advanced territory in 2018 with Prince Louis' official birth portrait, as Whelan explained that Kate had managed to create "catchlights" in his eyes. Catchlights occur when a photographer is able to capture the reflection of a light source on a subject's eyes, which can help brighten a portrait.She said, "Perfect catchlights in [Prince Louis'] eyes here, really brings the image to life."While Kate has in the past shot many posed pictures of her children, she went outside of her comfort zone for Prince Louis' first birthday portrait taken on the grounds of their home Anmer Hall. Whelan said, "Lovely action shot of the little prince here, great expression and depth of field."And finally, she praised one of Kate's most recent pictures of Princess Charlotte this year, saying of the above, "A fine natural shot of the princess. Fab expression which shows a lot of personality and character."In a pamphlet for the National Portrait Gallery's Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography exhibit the Duchess expanded on her interest in photography. Victorian photography and “photographs of children in particular” were the basis of Kate's undergraduate thesis - knowledge she seems to have factored into her own work.She also called herself an "enthusiastic amateur photographer".Suler notes, “Rather than relying on professionals, people are doing their own photography, and sometimes become quite skilled at it, as in the case of these photos.”“One advantage of this is how parents, rather than a 'stranger,' decide what moments and photographic styles best capture the personality of their children,” he finished.

  • Royals release new photos of Prince George to celebrate his 6th birthday
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    Danielle Stacey

    Royals release new photos of Prince George to celebrate his 6th birthday

    Kate Middleton photographed her oldest son, who is third in line to the throne.

  • Prince George shows sporty side as he marks sixth birthday in England football shirt
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    Danielle Stacey

    Prince George shows sporty side as he marks sixth birthday in England football shirt

    Kate and William's eldest child proudly wears Three Lions on his shirt, in new photos to mark his sixth birthday.

  • Prince George is 'shy and serious' and already feels 'sense of responsibility' as a future king ahead of sixth birthday tomorrow
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    Prince George is 'shy and serious' and already feels 'sense of responsibility' as a future king ahead of sixth birthday tomorrow

    The third in line to the throne will celebrate with a low-key party at his Norfolk home

  • Kate reveals Prince George 'played tennis with Roger Federer'
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    Danielle Stacey

    Kate reveals Prince George 'played tennis with Roger Federer'

    George shares a love of tennis with his mum.

  • Princess Charlotte to attend same school as Prince George in September
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    Danielle Stacey

    Princess Charlotte to attend same school as Prince George in September

    We can't wait for the first day photos.

  • Palace releases rare photos of Kate, William and all three children in Duchess’ Chelsea Flower Show garden
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    Danielle Stacey

    Palace releases rare photos of Kate, William and all three children in Duchess’ Chelsea Flower Show garden

    The Cambridges had a fun day out as a family of five.

  • Why Prince George and Princess Charlotte didn't attend Christmas Day service this year
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    Why Prince George and Princess Charlotte didn't attend Christmas Day service this year

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the service without their children