The Queen, who has been patron of The Royal Photographic Society for 67 years has handed over the reins to the Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate has over the years since having her children, shown her interest in photography by releasing her own stunning photos of her children. 

Just a couple of days ago the Duchess attended photography workshop to coincide with the announcement.  The workshop was run by the Royal Photographic Society & Action for Children (another of Kates patronages).  The Duchess along with youngsters on the workshop were shown how to take portraits, and most importantly work with light & colour.  Pictures show that she thoroughly enjoyed herself and embraced the day laughing and joining in with everyone.

The Society has over 11,000 members and runs an extensive programme of more than 500 events throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

Her Royal Highness was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Photographic Society in January 2017.

Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Photographic Society Mike Taylor said,

“It is a huge honour to have The Duchess as our Patron, especially given her personal interest in photography.

"We know that photography and creative pursuits have such a positive impact for people of all ages, and we are excited to be working with one of The Duchess’s charities in support of their work.”

We for one would like to welcome and congratulate the Duchess to the wonderful world of photography and look forward to her involvement.