- Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson compiled some of his best work for the book “Modern Monarchy: The British Royal Family Today.”
- INSIDER asked Jackson about some of his favourite moments from 2018.
- His favourite photo of Kate Middleton is a sweet moment between the duchess and Prince Louis.
- He also thinks the gown Middleton wore to a state dinner in Norway is one of her most memorable looks of the year.
Kate Middleton has kept as busy and influential as ever in 2018, and Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson has been there almost every step of the way.
Jackson compiled some of his best photos of the royal family for a new book titled “Modern Monarchy: The British Royal Family Today.” INSIDER asked him to pick out some of his most memorable shots from 2018.
When it comes to photos of the Duchess of Cambridge from this year, his favourite is this sweet moment following Prince Louis’ birth in April.
“This image really speaks for itself, the love between a mother and her son,” Jackson told INSIDER.
In the photo, taken hours after giving birth on April 23, Middleton can be seen gazing at her newborn son as she stands on the steps of the Lindo Wing of London’s St. Mary’s Hospital. It’s a moment that Jackson said he can relate to as a parent.
“As somebody with a child on the way, this image really stirs up a lot of emotions in me,” he said. “Every birth at the Lindo Wing is an exciting time, and none less so than the birth of Prince Louis. An exciting time for all involved.”
Middleton spent much of the year tending to her royal duties when she wasn’t on maternity leave, and she wore some incredible outfits in the process. Jackson thinks one of her most memorable is the “incredibly elegant” Alexander McQueen gown she wore to a state dinner at the Norwegian Royal Palace in February.
“It’s certainly been a fascinating year from a sartorial angle, and it’s always great to capture the different styles of all the royals and see the interest it generates around the world,” he said.
Jackson said it’s moments like these that make his job both eventful and totally worth it.
“It’s a lot of work, but I’m so grateful to be in this position, capturing moments that the royal family and the wider world appreciate,” Jackson said. “I love what I do.”
“Modern Monarchy: The British Royal Family Today” is available now.
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