Now we know where Kate Middleton got her photography skills.
Early this morning, February 4, the Princess of Wales uploaded a rare snap to Instagram, that shows her from when she was only a baby. In the pic, an infant-sized Catherine reaches out to her dad and smiles, and as it turns out, this moment was captured by none other than the princess’s mom, Carol.
Along with this vintage photo, Princess Catherine included a quote at the beginning of her caption: “Faces are a baby’s best toy.”
The reason for this rare upload is Shaping Us, the new campaign that the Princess of Wales launched just last week, which she described in the rest of her caption. She wrote, “On Tuesday we launched #ShapingUs to raise awareness of the vital role our early years play in shaping the rest of our lives. This weekend, we’d love for you all to spend time with your friends, families, colleagues and communities talking about your early childhoods and how they’ve shaped your lives.”
Princess Catherine closed the caption by asking others to take part in digging up childhood snaps. “I hope you’ll also consider joining me in sharing a picture of yourselves before your fifth birthday to help with those conversations and to share some smiles and memories too,” she said. Then, she added, “[Photo] with Dad, by Mum,” and she signed the caption “C.”
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Royal followers loved this rare childhood pic, and many noted the resemblance between Princess Catherine and her youngest child—Prince Louis, 4. One person wrote, “I thought it was Prince Louis.” Another wrote, “Louis is your TWIN [heart-eyed emoji].”
While Carol used to be the one taking pics, we now know that she passed that love of photography on to her eldest daughter. Princess Catherine is often capturing pics of her family members, like the portraits she took of Prince Louis on the beach for his 4th birthday in April 2022 (seen below).
Thank you for this incredible baby pic, Kate.
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