Duchess Catherine honours this lucky nine-year-old to celebrate World Photography Day

What a talented and lucky young man!
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The Duchess of Cambridge has shared five photographs taken by nine-year-old Josh Evans to Instagram, to celebrate World Photography Day.

Duchess Catherine, who became the patron of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in June, met Josh during a collaboration between another of her patronages Action For Children, and RPS – who ran a special photography workshop for children supported by the aforementioned charity.

The images shared, which includes photographs of of different things throughout nature, were all taken by Josh during the workshop, along with a photograph of Josh and Duchess Kate.

Accompanying the images Kensington Palace wrote: “Today is #WorldPhotographyDay when we celebrate the art, craft, science and history of photography.

“Photography can provide a universal language for anyone to express themselves and release their thoughts and feelings,” the caption explains.

Speaking on the day with reporters, People reports Josh revealed while he didn’t know who Kate was, she had asked him if she could have a look at the photos he’d taken.

“I didn’t know who she was, but she wanted to see my pictures,” Josh said.

“I still don’t know who she is, but she asked me my favourite picture and I showed her the picture I took in the garden of the leaf in the puddle.”

His mother, Natasha Evans joked about Josh not knowing the royal: “It didn’t matter to Josh. He gets on with everyone, but in a few years’ time when he sees the pictures of him and Kate, he’ll know how important today was.”

Kate met Josh during a Royal Photographic Society workshop for children supported by Action for Children – although he hilariously admitted he had no idea who she was! (Image: Instagram/@KensingtonRoyal)

Kate was passed on the role of patron of RPS after the Queen had held the position for an impressive 67 years, with the announcement made ahead of her visit to the photography workshop in June.

The patronage is one of the world’s oldest photographic societies in the world, founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography.

Of course the patronage is a perfect fit for the mum-of-three, who has often proven her skill behind the camera.

Just this year the Duchess has already shared several sets of photographs she’s taken of her three children, to mark their birthdays which fell between April and July.

Most recently she shared three gorgeous photographs of Prince George to mark his sixth birthday, two of which show him grinning to the camera and sporting an England football jersey, while another was taken during a family holiday.

One of the gorgeous photographs taken by Duchess Catherine and shared to mark Prince George’s sixth birthday. (Image: The Duchess of Cambridge)

The Duchess of Cambridge isn’t the only royal who seems to have an eye and love for photography.

The Duke of Sussex has also shown he too like to get behind the camera, taking to Instagram earlier this year to share a series of images he’d shot of wildlife, to mark Earth Day in April.

The eight image taken by Prince Harry included photographs of a rhino, “Africa’s unicorn”, a close-up shot of the eye of a desert lion and a beautiful shot of orca whales.

Following a description of the eight images the caption reads: “Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but every day.”

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