Kate Middleton is the first royal mom to take official photos of her kids. Here are her cutest family pictures so far.

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Kate Middleton is a pro behind the lens. Pool/Getty Images
  • Kate Middleton is the first royal to take official photos of her family.
  • She first took official portraits of Princess Charlotte in 2015.
  • She’s also captured candid pictures of Prince William, as well as other family milestones.
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Middleton broke tradition when she snapped the first official photos of Princess Charlotte shortly after she was born in June 2015.

Middleton’s royal photography left many impressed by her skills.

Prince George is seen holding his new baby sister in each of the photos.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte together at home. #WelcomeToTheFamily Photograph copyright of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge / @kensingtonroyal

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The photos were taken in the comfort of their own home, giving them an even more personal touch.

In celebration of Charlotte turning 6 months old, Kensington Palace released some more photos taken by Middleton.

“The Duke and Duchess continue to receive warm messages about Princess Charlotte from all around the world and they hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do,” Kensington Palace wrote in the caption.

In January 2016, Middleton captured the morning before Prince George’s first day of nursery school.
Both photos showed the prince posing in front of a mural outside the building.

It was refreshing to see that Middleton likes to take such a hands-on approach that many parents can relate to.

Kensington Palace marked Charlotte’s 1st birthday in May 2016 by sharing a series of photos taken by Middleton.

The Duchess took these pictures of her daughter in April at their home in Norfolk. ???? copyright HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

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The photos were taken in April 2016 in the family’s home.

Charlotte wore an adorable pink dress and sweater.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of Princess Charlotte. ???? copyright of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

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Many people praised Middleton’s framing and lighting in the photos.

She even snapped a few photos of Charlotte playing outside.

The Duke and Duchess are very happy to be able to share these important family moments, ahead of their daughter’s first birthday.

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This was one of the first times people noticed Princess Charlotte’s resemblance to Queen Elizabeth II.

The comments section was filled with comments about how “adorable” and “precious” the little princess looked.

We hope everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as we do..

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“We hope everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as we do,” Kensington Palace wrote in the Instagram caption.

When Princess Charlotte started nursery school in January, Middleton snapped two more adorable photos.
Charlotte wore a red coat that many people compared to previous outfits worn by Middleton.
Princess Charlotte was seen holding her new baby brother in the second photo.
A year later, the duchess photographed Prince Louis for his 1st birthday.
The next month, Middleton celebrated Princess Charlotte’s 4th birthday with charming portraits.
The princess is seen frolicking in a field at the Cambridge family’s home in Norfolk.
The duchess took precious photos of Prince George for his 6th birthday.
On Christmas Day 2019, the palace released a photo the duchess took of Prince William, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte, and Prince George.

Prince William is pictured giving Prince Louis a kiss on the cheek.

In February, Middleton shared a candid photo she took that shows Princess Charlotte smelling wildflowers.

“I’ve got this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell, and really for me it’s moments like that mean so much to me as a parent. • I try every day to put moments like that in, even if they’re small or even if I don’t have time”. • Swipe ???? to listen to The Duchess of Cambridge speaking about her experiences as a parent on the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast with @MrsGiFletcher. On the special podcast, The Duchess spoke about the importance of the early years, and about her landmark ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey. It takes just 5 minutes to have your say in the biggest ever conversation on early childhood – visit the link in our bio to answer The Duchess’s #5BigQuestions. Photo © The Duchess of Cambridge

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The photo was related to Middleton’s first-ever podcast interview, which was published the same day. The duchess was interviewed on “Happy Mum, Happy Baby” podcast and talked to host Giovanna Fletcher about pregnancy and motherhood.

Middleton specifically talked about this photo of Princess Charlotte, saying it was an example of small but significant moments she enjoys sharing with her kids.

“I’ve got this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell, and really for me, it’s moments like that that mean so much to me as a parent. I try every day to put moments like that in, even if they’re small or even if I don’t have time,” Middleton said on the podcast.

Middleton captured clever photos of Prince Louis playing with paint to mark his 2nd birthday in April.

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The colorful photos of Prince Louis captured by Middleton in April were unlike other royal portraits, which are typically more formal. 

The duchess also shared “Instagram versus reality” photos from the youngest Cambridge son’s photo shoot.

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Prince Louis proudly showed off his rainbow-printed hands in honor of his birthday. 

Princess Charlotte looked darling for her 5th birthday portraits, which were shared in May.

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Along with a traditional photo of Princess Charlotte, Middleton also captured the young royal helping the family pack and deliver food to people in need who were in quarantine in their homes.

Prince William’s 38th birthday photos showed him playing with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Thank you everyone for your very kind wishes on The Duke of Cambridge’s birthday today! ???? ????

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The candid photos show the Duke of Cambridge as a regular dad.

Prince William and the Cambridge kids posed for another adorable picture on a rope swing at the family’s home in Norfolk.

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The family’s rope swing may have been a wedding gift to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Prince Charles, according to Daily Mail royal editor Rebecca English.

The duchess also took a sweet photo of Prince Charles and Prince William in honor of Father’s Day.

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The photo was taken in December 2019 at Sandringham, where the royal family celebrates Christmas.

Prince George’s 7th birthday meant two new pictures taken by Middleton.

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The duchess took Prince George’s birthday photos at the family’s home in Norfolk.

Prince George showed his adorable gap-toothed smile in his birthday photos.

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His portraits were arguably less candid than other pictures the duchess has taken of him in recent years.

Following Prince Philip’s death, Kensington Palace shared a photo the duchess took in 2015.
The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince George
Prince Philip and Prince George in 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge
Prince Philip died on April 9 at Windsor Castle, according to Buckingham Palace. He was 99 years old.

Following his death, the royal family released a previously unseen picture that Middleton captured in 2015.

This photo, taken in Norfolk, shows Prince William and Kate Middleton’s eldest son, Prince George, reading a book while sitting beside the Duke of Edinburgh in a carriage. 

The royal family also released a photo that Middleton took of the Queen, Prince Philip, and seven of their great-grandkids.
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Kate Middleton took the photo in 2018. Buckingham Palace
The royal family shared a previously unseen photo on social media showing the Queen and Prince Philip with a group of their great-grandchildren.

Since the photo was taken at Balmoral Castle in 2018, there are now 10 royal children who are great-grandkids of the Queen and Prince Philip.

To mark Prince George’s 8th birthday, the palace released a portrait of the young royal smiling from ear to ear.
Prince George, who just turned eight, is pictured sitting on the bonnet of a Land Rover Defender wearing a striped polo.
Prince George turned 8 on July 22, 2021. The Duchess of Cambridge via Reuters
Middleton took Prince George’s birthday portrait while the family was at their home in Norfolk earlier this month, according to a press release from Kensington Palace.

The picture, which was released the day before Prince George’s birthday on Thursday, shows him wearing an orange-striped polo shirt and blue shorts while sitting on top of a Land Rover Defender, a favorite of the late Prince Philip.