To frustrated parents out there: Children will get annoyed while taking pictures, even if a duchess is behind the camera.
That was what Kate Middleton revealed during a phone call with Ceri Edwards. Her chat, newly shared on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s YouTube channel, took place in the Fall of 2020 and is one of several Middleton with finalists in the National Portrait Gallery’s Hold Still exhibition, which she sponsored. With 100 final portraits, the exhibit was meant to capture Britain during its first lockdown. Edwards’ touching portrait of her daughter Poppy Hugging her dad before going to work as a medic during the coronavirus pandemic made the cut.
While the women had only just met on the phone, Edwards and Middleton could identify themselves as mothers, especially when it came to photographing their children. As Edwards said to the Duchess, “I take a lot of pictures of the family.”
Middleton quipped in agreement, “It’s like mine. Everyone says, ‘Mummy, please stop taking pictures.'” You and Prince William are known to be parents of three children: Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.