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The very clever reason why Kate takes photos of George and Charlotte herself.

Kate Middleton has proven, once again, that the Royals are merely mortals – just with a bigger house and some really fancy china.

The Duchess of Cambridge is often listed as the official photographer on photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and it’s not her passion for photography that motivates Kate to get behind the lens – it’s her love of saving a buck.

Speaking to the Daily Mail , Bumpkins photographer Gina Jones said the Duchess is being frugal by snapping pics of the kids herself.

“It shows how modern Kate and William are by being more accessible and having a hands on approach,” she said.

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“It also shows that they are resourceful with money as you often see Kate in high street fashion and sometimes repeating outfits and so by taking her own photos this again shows how she is savvy with money.”

The single mum teaching women to get smart about money. Post continues…

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend this year’s @londonmarathon together for the first time to support runners taking part in their mental health campaign @heads_together, which is this year’s Charity of the Year for the Marathon. All 39,000 Virgin Money London Marathon runners will be given a special Heads Together headband which they can wear on race day to be part of the national movement to end the stigma around mental health once and for all. During the week leading up to the marathon Their Royal Highnesses will attend several events in support of #TeamHeadsTogether – Heads Together wants to make this year’s marathon the ‘mental health marathon’ that gets the country talking about mental health and Their Royal Highnesses will cheer on all runners at points along the route on Marathon day!

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In fact, when the Royal Family celebrated Princess Charlotte’s second birthday on Tuesday, the official photo released to the public was taken by Kate.

There’s also rumours that the Duchess could be vying for the job of official Royal Photographer, a title which was held by Lord Lichfield until he passed away in 2005.

You gotta love a thrifty Royal.

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