Kate Middleton news: Prince William and Duchess use clever trick to protect privacy

Kate Middleton and Prince William are working members of the Royal Family who represent the Queen at events. Since Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, announced they would “step back” from their royal role, Kate and William seem to have picked up more duties.

When they tied to knot in 2011, the London ceremony was reportedly watched by a total of 36.7million people.

Since then they have both made regular appearances while on royal tours or supporting charities.

With all eyes on them, they seem to have developed a trick to keep try and maintain their privacy.

Kate is thought to minimise how much media attention she gets when photographers are around.


Speaking to Vanity Fair, a royal correspondent said: “Kate and William, in particular, are known for purposefully not looking at a fixed point when having their picture taken – making it hard for photographers to get good images of them.”

It is likely the Duchess is happy to be seen at events to help raise the profile of the cause.

However, controlling how many photographs are taken could help them control their privacy.

Kate and Prince William have used another photography hack to keep her children’s lives private as well.

“This gives her the freedom and power over what is used in public – and a chance to use her artistic skills.”

The children are not often seen out in public and Kate’s photography trick could minimise attention when they are.

Kate has also been recognised for her skills and was awarded with an honorary life membership by the Royal Photographic Society.

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.


Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.


Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.

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