Kate Middleton uses clever trick to avoid being photographed in public – what does she do?

Kate Middleton uses clever trick to avoid being photographed in public – what does she do?

November 13, 2019

Kate Middleton and Prince William are no strangers to being photographed. Whenever the step out to perform their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess are likely to get pictured many times. However, there is a clever trick Kate has used to cut back on how often she is photographed in public.


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Kate and William looked picture perfect as they attended a charity event yesterday.

Since the Duchess entered into the Royal Family, Kate has spent much of her time in front of the camera.

Although she will always look ready for pictures, Kate and William are reportedly not huge fans of getting their photograph taken.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, a royal correspondent explained: “Kate and William, in particular, are known for purposefully not looking at a fixed point when having their picture taken – making it hard for photographers to get good images of them.”

By doing this, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to try to minimise how much media attention they get.

The royals have three children together, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one.

With Prince George third in line to the throne, there is also a lot of interest surrounding the young royals.

However, Kate has managed to keep unofficial pictures of her children to a minimum.

The Duchess has kept their privacy as much as possible by using another clever hack.

Although her children will appear in official photo calls, Kate is a keen photographer herself and takes the opportunity to release her own family pictures.

The royal could choose to do this so she has control over what is seen and cut back on how much the royals are photographed out in public.

Zoe Bonser, show director at The Baby Show, told Express.co.uk: “Usually Kate takes pictures herself, giving her the freedom and power over what is used in public – and a chance to use her artistic skills.”


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She may prefer to be behind the camera than in front of it and her photography skills have not gone unnoticed.

Kate has been recognised for her talents and she was awarded an honorary lifetime membership by the Royal Photographic Society.

Dr Michael Pritchard, chief executive of the RPS, said: “The Duchess of Cambridge has had a long-standing interest in photography and its history.

“She is the latest in a long line of royal photographers and the society is pleased to recognise her talent and enthusiasm through honorary membership.

“We look forward to a continuing relationship with her.”

Both Kate and William were photographed yesterday as they attended the Shout Crisis Volunteer’s celebration event.

The Duchess showed her thrifty side by recycling a fitted grey blazer which she first wore in 2018.

She completed the look with a luxury diamond jewellery set, which cost £4480.

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.


Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.


Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.

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