Duchess of Cambridge honoured for photos taken of Prince George and Princess Charlotte with Royal Photographic Society honorary membership
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The Duchess of Cambridge has accepted a lifetime honorary membership of the Royal Photographic Society after taking now iconic images of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Kate is the latest royal to be associated with the educational charity, which promotes photography and supports photographers.
She bucked tradition by becoming the first member of the royal family to take the first official photographs of a royal baby when she released pictures of her newborn daughter Princess Charlotte in 2015.
The photos of Charlotte showed the young princess being cradled by her older brother Prince George at the Cambridge's Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.
The 34-year-old, a history of art graduate, was commissioned to take photographs for her parents' company Party Pieces in 2008 and has since had several of her pictures published.
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A series of photos from her tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific with her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, were released in 2012.
She has also released pictures to mark milestones in her children's lives, including Prince George's first day at nursery school and Princess Charlotte's first birthday.
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The charity aims to encourage photographers through exhibitions and workshops, as well as providing support through its bursary programme.
Dr Michael Pritchard, chief executive of the RPS, said: 'The Duchess of Cambridge has had a long-standing interest in photography and its history.
'She is latest in a long line of royal photographers and the society is pleased to recognise her talent and enthusiasm through honorary membership.
'We look forward to a continuing relationship with her.'