Kate loves photography and is an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society. Several of Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte’s official portraits have been their mother’s handiwork. She is known for taking candid photos that capture milestones like the first day of school, the first baby steps, and other occasions like birthdays.
In 2018, the Duchess became the first royal patron of the distinguished Victoria and Albert Museum in London – a fitting relationship for someone keen on photography, visual arts, and design. Kate has also been a long-standing patron of the National Portrait Gallery.
The Family Moves Back To London
After a few blissful years in the country, the couple announced in 2017 that they were officially moving back to London and Kensington Palace. They planned on major renovations, with plans to build an enormous basement extension to the property. Kate and Prince William soon settled back into London life.
The couple remained busy with family and official engagements, but they made it a point to enjoy some downtime. Their favorite ways to unwind were ordering takeout curry and watching "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" once the kids were asleep. Sounds very familiar, we must say.
Prince Louis' Birth
On September 4, 2017, Kate and Prince William announced they were expecting baby number 3. The royal statement was similar to the previous two pregnancies – the family was delighted, but Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum. On April 23, 2018, Prince Louis was born in the same hospital wing as his older siblings.
Supermom Kate presented her new baby to the world just seven hours after giving birth. The little prince was born a few weeks before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Could you imagine baby Louis hanging in there briefly and stealing Meghan's thunder?
Team Kate Or Team Meghan?
The first reports of alleged tension between Kate and Meghan came out in March 2018. A correspondent for Vanity Fair shared that the two women are friendly and spend a lot of time with each other. Meghan seemed to enjoy spending time with Kate and the children. Any animosity was likely fabricated by the media.
Still, there was a strong indication that the two were not feuding but decidedly not the best of friends yet. Kate and Meghan were different people with varying interests. On her part, Meghan seemed keen to establish her circle of friends while also spending time with Kate.
Kate Breaks Down
Prince Harry and Meghan got married in May 2018. Days before the royal wedding, media outlets published a story that Kate was emotionally distressed. Sources told the press that Kate broke down and was in tears after a bridesmaid’s dress fitting for Princess Charlotte.
The press shared no specifics about what led to the event and said that Kate may have felt emotional since she had just given birth to Prince Louis. Kate showed no signs of anxiety or stress on the wedding day and played the part of the supporting sister-in-law - to perfection.