Seven new photographic images have been unveiled on the website of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They were taken by, none other than, Kate Middleton on her official trip to Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.
Last Autumn, as part of the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Royal couple filled their days with official duties. The Duchess in her spare time created a number of revealing images of exotic landscapes, which were shared online last week. Some of the photos are in black and white and others are produced in the style of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s aerial photos. “She certainly has an eye for composition”, stated a curator from the prestigious Photographers Gallery.
Kate is not the first member of the Royal family to embrace the photographic medium, as an art form. Lord Litchfield born Thomas Patrick John Anson, on 25 April 1939 was the son of Viscount Anson and Princess Anne of Denmark, the Queen Mother’s niece. He became a successful professional photographer of great reputation. In the 1960’s he worked with the US editor of Vogue Diana Vreeland who hired him as a full time staff photographer. He is best known as the official wedding photographer for the marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in the 1980’s. Although he inherited the title 5th Earl of Lichfield from his paternal grandfather, he dropped it for professional reasons.
Mount Kinabalu is the highest point in Borneo. Taken by The Duchess on the flight to Solomon Islands.