Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Kate's break with tradition for official photos

One comment in one magazine interview has got royal watchers excited.  There are reports that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge is considering releasing family snaps of her newborn son, George, in place of the traditional official pose that usually marks the arrival of a royal baby.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be breaking royal tradition with the first photos of Prince George, seen here leaving hospital on July 23rd 2013
At the moment, the duchess is with her parents at their house in Bucklebury getting George into a routine and learning the ropes of being a royal mum.  A comment in Grazia magazine suggests that she is keen to keep things calm and quiet around the boy who will be king and is thinking about giving us our first proper look at George through family snapshots that will come out via Twitter and the royal couple's website.  And that would be a big change from the formal snaps that have accompanied the arrival of royal babies in recent times.
Diana looks like she's got her hands full here in the photoshoot to mark the arrival of
HRH Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales
We've got used to the smiling snaps that are published in the weeks after a royal baby is born but they're a fairly modern innovation and it seems the Cambridges may be following the trend that William's granny preferred.  Elizabeth II's first official picture with her heir was at his christening just as the first pose of the Queen with her parents came at her baptism.  If the Cambridges do treat us to some informal snaps - let's face it, they'll not be letting us see the fuzzy ones where George kept moving around - and then wait for the christening for the official pictures, it's perhaps more traditional than the glossy spread we're all expecting.

The Queen at her christening with her parents.  At the time they were the Duke and Duchess of York and their little girl, Princess Elizabeth of York, was third in line to the throne

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