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Duchess Catherine's opens up about her latest "deeply personal" photography project

The Duchess of Cambridge's latest photographs are a little different to what we're used to seeing.

By Alex Lilly
Duchess Catherine is known to be a whizz behind the camera, but her latest photographic project is a little different, and steeped in significance.
Kensington Royal have shared two new images taken by the Duchess of Cambridge that feature two Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust.
As well as being the royal patron of the Royal Photographic Society, Duchess Catherine is a keen photographer herself. (Getty)
In the first photograph, Duchess Catherine photographed Steven Frank with his granddaughters, Maggie and Trixie and in the second, Yvonne Bernstein with her granddaughter, Chloe.
Duchess Catherine confessed, "I wanted to make the portraits deeply personal to Yvonne and Steven – a celebration of family and the life that they have built since they both arrived in Britain in the 1940s. The families brought items of personal significance with them which are included in the photographs.
"It was a true honour to have been asked to participate in this project and I hope in some way Yvonne and Steven's memories will be kept alive as they pass the baton to the next generation," she added.
The photographs were taken to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. (Image: Kensington Royal/The Duchess of Cambridge)
According to the post by Kensington Royal, Steven was sent to Westerbork transit camp then to Theresienstadt alongside his mother and brothers, and of the 15,000 children sent to the camp, Steven and his brothers were three of only 93 children who survived.
Yvonne, who features in the second portrait, was a hidden child in France, who travelled in the care of her aunt and uncle and frequently changed homes and names.
As royal patron of the Royal Photographic Society, Duchess Catherine's portraits will form part of a new exhibition opening later this year by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Jewish News and The Royal Photographic Society that will honour Holocaust survivors and their stories.
Duchess Catherine's photographs will form part of a new exhibition honouring Holocaust survivors and their stories. (Image: Kensington Royal/The Duchess of Cambridge)
Of course, we have seen Duchess Catherine's impressive photography before, granted not on this professional level.
The royal mum-of-three often snaps photos of her children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four and one-year-old Prince Louis and royal fans are usually treated to new snaps on their respective birthdays.
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The latest photo presumably taken by the Duchess of Cambridge featured Prince George and Princess Charlotte on the latter's first day of school in September last year.
Dressed in the smart navy and red uniform of Thomas' Battersea, the two eldest Cambridge children smile at the camera with their arms around one another.
We can't wait to see what her next photographic endeavour will be!
Duchess Catherine is suspected to be the photographer behind this sweet snap of George and Charlotte. (Kensington Palace)

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