After 67 years, Queen Elizabeth is handing over the photography patronage to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge who is formerly known as Kate Middleton.
In a report by CNN, the Duchess is described as a keen photographer and celebrated this honor by attending a photography workshop run collectively by the Royal Photographic Society and the charity Action for Children.
The Queen has been a patron since 1952, and was happy to pass this on to Catherine.
Catherine expresses her love for photography and the honor of the patronage through the Kensington Royal Instagram.
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📸 Learning photography is a fun and engaging way to help young people develop confidence and self-expression, and to help develop new skills — today The Duchess of Cambridge joined two of her patronages, Action for Children and the Royal Photographic Society, for a special photography workshop. The Duchess of Cambridge joined Josh, and young people from Action for Children for the sessions run by the Royal Photographic Society, which covered elements of photography including portraits, light and colour. The workshop, run by RPS honorary fellows Jillian Edelstein and Harry Borden, highlighted how photography provides a universal language for young people to express themselves and explore their thoughts and feelings. As part of her longstanding work on early years The Duchess is on a mission to support organisations like Action for Children, that aim to give every child the best possible start in life. Action for Children, who are marking their 150th anniversary this year, are committed to helping vulnerable children, young people, and their families, across the UK. The charity's 7,000 staff and volunteers operated over 522 services in the UK, improving the lives of 301,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers last year. The Royal Photographic Society, of whom The Duchess today became Patron, is one of the world's oldest photographic societies. It was founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography. Her Majesty The Queen passed the patronage to The Duchess, after having held the role for 67 years. @actionforchildrenuk @royalphotographicsociety
The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853, and is one of the oldest of its kind in the world.