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Palace reveals unseen photo of Duchess Catherine for World Photography Day

The royal photography fan will no doubt be celebrating today.

By Alex Lilly
As patron of the Royal Photographic Society, Duchess Catherine is no stranger to getting behind the lens to capture a great photo.
But to celebrate World Photography Day, Kensington Palace released a previously unseen photograph of the Duchess of Cambridge taken in June this year.
In the snap, a seated Duchess Catherine sports a paisley print dress designed by Ridley London and holds a camera as she smiles. In the photo next to her is nine-year-old schoolboy Josh Evans, who is an aspiring photographer himself.
"Today is #WorldPhotographyDay 📸 when we celebrate the art, craft, science and history of photography," Kensington Palace captioned the post.
"Photography can provide a universal language 💬 for anyone to express themselves and release their thoughts and feelings."
Duchess Catherine is pictured with budding photographer Josh Evans. (Image: Kensington Palace)
The photo was taken during a royal engagement in June this year when the Duchess of Cambridge joined children from children's charity Action for Children for a special photography workshop run by the Royal Photographic Society.
Kensington Palace's post also featured some pictures snapped by Josh himself including a leaf with water droplets on it and a close-up shot of a daisy flower.
"Among the children The Duchess met at the workshop was Josh, aged 9 — and this World Photography Day we're excited to share some of Josh's images that he took that day. Swipe ⬅️ to take a closer look. Fantastic work 👏 Josh!" the Palace added in their caption.
The Duchess spent time with nine-year-old Josh among other young shutterbugs. (Image: Getty Images)
At the June outing, Duchess Catherine also revealed that her children were inheriting her love of photography as well.
According to HELLO!, the royal mum-of-three advised a couple of children: "Just look at everything around you. Maybe it's in front of you, or far away but choose your subject and focus on it."
She continued: "Get outside with your camera as well. George and Charlotte love it when we do that."
Fingers crossed Kensington Palace will show some of the Cambridge children's artwork soon too!
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Before Duchess Catherine, her grandmother-in-law the Queen was the royal patron of The Royal Photographic Society and held the role for a whopping 67 years.
Even the Queen's photographer, Hugo Rittson Thomas sung the Duchess of Cambridge's praises following his initial encounter with her during a 2012 photo session with Prince William.
"I was quite taken aback by her knowledge of photography," he told PEOPLE. "She asked a lot of technical questions about what I was doing and the set up — she almost caught me out a few times actually."
The Duchess of Cambridge has been a keen photographer for years. (Image: Getty Images)
After seeing the Duchess' own photos of a young Prince George and Princess Charlotte back in 2016, he declared them to be "wonderful pictures."
"Beautifully shot. She captured the joy, happiness and youth of her children which is a wonderful thing and sometimes hard to do as a parent."