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Kate behind the camera: Photos taken by the Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge was beaming on Tuesday when she stepped out with youngsters from Action for Children, to attend a photographic workshop held by the Royal Photographic Society.

The event was timed to coincide with the announcement from Kensington Palace, that Kate, will take over as royal patron for the organisation, a role previously held, by Her Majesty The Queen, for the last 67 years.

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While Kate is usually seen in front of the camera, the Duchess, who studied History of Art at St Andrew’s University, is a keen amateur photographer and took photos for her family’s business, Party Pieces, before she joined the Royal Family.

Her talents were revealed to the public by Kensington Palace when a series of seven shots taken by the Duchess during her 2012 tour to Asia were released, all of which can be seen here.

The photos, taken in Borneo, are a mixture of images in black and white and colour, which depict rain forest scenery and an orangutan.

The public has mostly been treated to portraiture taken by the Duchess, who has shared several photographs she has taken of her children.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte taken by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

In 2015, Kate took the first official photographs of a newborn Princess Charlotte, who was lovingly cradled by older brother Prince George.

Princess Charlotte at six months, taken by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

She released further images, she took of Charlotte, at six months of age, taken at the family home in Amner Hall in Norfolk.

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Just like any proud parent, Kate took her camera to Prince George’s first day of nursery school, where she captured this image.

Charlotte’s second birthday portrait taken by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess also took the official images to mark Princess Charlotte’s first and second birthdays.

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Before being on hand to capture snaps of her first day at nursery school.

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Days after the birth of Prince Louis, Kate took photos of the newborn with big sister Charlotte, who had just turned three.

Princess Charlotte turns three, taken by HRH the Duchess of Cambridge

This year we have been treated to images, taken by Kate for Princess Charlotte’s fourth Birthday.

Prince Louis 1st Birthday taken by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Closely followed by Prince Louis first birthday.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been praised for her photographic ability and for how relaxed and happy her children look.

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Kylie is a journalist whose words have appeared in some of Australia and New Zealand's best selling magazines including Woman's day, Girlfriend, OK and that's life! and online at Daily Mail Australia. Kylie has a strong interest in royal fashion and her wardrobe contains over 100 of the same dresses, shoes and clutches, seen on the Duchess of Cambridge. When not writing, you'll find her searching for Sydney's best brunch spot. Follow her on Instagram @theladywallace