Kate Middleton 'shaped' by mother Carole Middleton for this royal passion

Kate Middleton and Carole Middleton share a special hobby

Kate Milddleton and Carole Middleton with Kate waving at royal fans
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Kate Middleton appears to be taking after her mother Carole Middleton with this royal passion.

Kate Middleton's passion for photography appears to be a hobby that has been passed down from her mother Carole.

The Princess of Wales launched her Shaping Us campaign which promotes the importance of early years for child development and to draw further attention to the cause Kate released an unseen snap of her as a baby.

Kate Middleton as a baby and her dad Michael holding her in the garden

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But while the photo itself caused a flurry of royal fans saying how alike she was to Prince Louis, Kate gives away a sweet detail in her caption which hints that her mother Carole has helped shaped her love of photography.

Kate revealed a photo credit in her caption, she used a camera emoji and wrote "with Dad, by Mum." to let fans know who had taken the image.

And it seems her mum being behind the lens taking photos of Kate from a young age has shaped Kate to do the same with her children. As taking photos of her own children is something Kate has always done since her eldest Prince George was born.

Kate often shares snaps of her other children Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis as well - especially when they have birthdays to celebrate.

Kate Middleton 'shaped' by Carole Middleton

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Kate, who also teamed up with an unlikely friend to talk about mental health and early years, has also received support from celebrities including Lioness Leah Williamson, Giovanna Fletcher, Ugo Monye, Zara McDermott, Roman Kemp, Rochelle Humes, Professor Green, Fearne Cotton and Jax Jones who have all shared their beloved baby photos.

Kate's Shaping Us campaign aims to raise awareness of the vital role our early years play in shaping the rest of our lives.

She urged, "We’d love for you all to spend time with your friends, families, colleagues and communities talking about your early childhoods and how they’ve shaped your lives.

And added, "I hope you’ll also consider joining me in sharing a picture of yourselves before your fifth birthday to help with those conversations and to share some smiles and memories too."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)