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The Duchess of Cambridge Was Just Named Patron of the Royal Photographic Society

It's an understatement to say that the British royal family knows the importance of a photo opp, and milestones are rarely left undocumented. But given how seriously the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take their children's privacy it only makes sense that when it comes to their kids, they like to control the narrative whenever possible.

And so, Kate, an amateur photographer, former art history student, and the newly named patron of the Royal Photographic Society, is often credited with taking the portraits of her children that are released on birthdays, the first day of school, and other special occasions.

But Kate's new patronage is not only an extension of her love of photography, but also part of her larger focus on children's mental and physical well being. In a press release announcing Kate as the RPS's new patron, the palace noted, "this patronage will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people."

With that in mind, here are 17 adorable photos the Duchess has taken of her three children.

The Duchess of Cambridge Was Just Named Patron of the Royal Photographic Society

Kate is known for her skills behind the camera, and frequently shares the photos takes of her own children with the public.

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