News

The Duchess of Cambridge is now patron of the Royal Photographic Society

26/06/2019

The Duchess of Cambridge, who is known to have a passion for photography, has been named as the new patron of the Royal Photographic Society, taking over from the Queen. The charity is one of the world’s oldest photographic societies, founded in 1853.

Kensington Palace announced the news on its official Instagram account – and revealed that Kate will be attending a photographic workshop run by both the Royal Photographic Society and another of her patronages, Action For Children, which she did this afternoon.

“Her Majesty The Queen became Patron of the Royal Photographic Society, one of the world’s oldest photographic societies, in 1952,” the account stated. “Today The Queen has passed the patronage of the Royal Photographic Society to The Duchess of Cambridge, ahead of The Duchess’s visit to a photography workshop run by The Royal Photographic Society and Action for Children, another of The Duchess’s patronages.”

The post also shared various photographs taken by Kate of her children, which have served as the family’s official portraits, released over the years.

“The Duchess of Cambridge has a longstanding interest in photography, and this patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people,” Kensington Palace added.

View this post on Instagram

Her Majesty The Queen became Patron of the Royal Photographic Society, one of the world's oldest photographic societies, in 1952. Today The Queen has passed the patronage of the Royal Photographic Society to The Duchess of Cambridge, ahead of The Duchess’s visit to a photography workshop run by The Royal Photographic Society and Action for Children, another of The Duchess’s patronages. The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography, and in the same year received Royal patronage from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Duchess of Cambridge has a longstanding interest in photography, and this patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people. Swipe to see some of The Duchess’s photographs taken over the past few years of her family. 📷 PA/Kensington Palace/HRH The Duchess of Cambridge @royalphotographicsociety @actionforchildrenuk

A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on

 

From Harper’s Bazaar UK

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: