The royal mom of three, Kate Middleton, 38, attended a creative workshop run by the National Portrait Gallery’s Hospital Programme at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital to see how the arts help children’s health, well-being, and happiness.
She ended up posing for one little boy’s photography work.
A 10-year-old heart patient Luke Wheeler-Waddison presents her colorful “rag wreaths,” he also snapped Kate’s portrait. The royal posed with her gift and give a big smile for the camera. Luke held up the keepsake polaroid, which was also admired by his 4-year-old sister Savannah.
Kate stated that the pink rag wreath was intended for Princess Charlotte’s room, as her 4-year-old daughter’s favorite color is pink!
Children receiving care at the hospital took part in activities such as illustration and 3D set design.
Kate looked fashionable in a Dolce & Gabbana skirt suit paired with black tights and heels. Her half hair was tightly tied back, and she shows off a pair of diamond Mappin & Webb Empress earrings.
Kate called herself an “enthusiastic amateur photographer,” she studied art history at the University of St. Andrews, where she met Prince William. Photography was also the focus of her thesis in school — and she recently photographed Holocaust survivors with their grandchildren.
But Kate’s favorite subjects are her three children: Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1. Rather than rely on a professional photographer, the Duchess of Cambridge loves to capture pictures of her little ones for milestone events like their birthdays and first days of school.
The royal has been a patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012 and became a patron of Evelina London in 2018.
She learned about the connection between the two organizations, as both works in close collaboration to deliver art workshops to children of all ages, along with their siblings and parents.The program also runs in three other children’s hospitals in London — Great Ormond Street Hospital, Newham University Hospital and The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel.
From the past 15 years, more than 20,000 children have served from the creative workshops which include photography, animation, sculpture, and textiles.
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