The creative passion Kate, Carole Middleton and the Queen all shared - and why the Wales children could inherit it!

The Princess of Wales shared a rare insight into Carole Middleton's hobbies and one was something she and Queen Elizabeth also loved...

The passion Kate and Carole Middleton and the Queen shared revealed. All three here seen at different occasions
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There’s a creative passion Kate and Carole Middleton and the Queen shared and the Wales children could inherit it! 

Just days after announcing the launch of her Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood’s brand new campaign, Shaping Us, the future Queen Consort delighted fans with an unseen snap from her early years. Showing the Princess of Wales as a baby playfully reaching towards her beaming dad Michael Middleton’s face, she explained that “faces are a baby’s best toy”. Kate Middleton’s baby photo is undeniably adorable and many fans were quick to express how alike she and Prince Louis looked at this age.

Though there’s another subtle detail that gives new insight too. It shows the creative passion Kate and Carole Middleton and the late Queen all shared and the Wales children could grow to love it too! At the end of the caption, the Princess revealed that the photo was taken by her mom Carole. 

The senior royal is known for her passion for photography and a royal photographer once praised Kate Middleton’s “beautifully composed” family portraits. She was even chosen by Queen Camilla to photograph her at Ray Mill House in Wiltshire for a cover photo when Her Majesty became the third royal Guest Editor of Country Life magazine last year. 

However, Kate’s annual birthday portraits of her children Prince George, Charlotte and Louis are perhaps her most iconic photographs and fans look forward to her sharing the pictures on social media. It seems Carole might well have loved taking plenty of heart-warming family photos of her own as her children grew up, if Kate’s recently-posted baby photo is anything to go by. 

Queen Elizabeth II at The Windsor Horse Show

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The late Queen was also photographed, camera in hand, over the years. Throwback photos show her taking pictures of Prince Philip at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1982 and of the Queen’s corgis in Windsor Home Park at Windsor Castle in 1960, to name a few occasions.

Both sides of Prince George, Charlotte and Louis’ family have showcased a love of this creative hobby. So it’s perhaps likely that as they grow up being often photographed at events and seeing their proud mom (and maybe grandma, Carole too) taking family snaps, they could be inspired to give it a go themselves. 

Already the Wales children have developed a love of some of their parents’ hobbies. Prince George has accompanied football-loving Prince William to watch matches several times. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Prince George prior to the Guinness Six Nations Rugby match

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Meanwhile, last month the Princess of Wales reportedly explained at a reception for the England Wheelchair Rugby League team that Prince Louis loves rugby. 

As per The Mirror (opens in new tab), she said, “We’re always slightly competitive with each other. They all love sport and Louis is mad about rugby.”

Prince George has also been to a few rugby matches in recent years and all three are supposedly being taught how to sail by their mom. With so many shared passions already amongst the family, the Princess of Wales’ children could possibly follow in their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother’s photo-taking footsteps one day.  

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.