Real reason for Kate Middleton’s special bond with father Michael

KATE MIDDLETON and her father Michael Middleton are thought to have a particularly close bond, and the Duchess of Cambridge has recently returned to one of their favourite pastimes together.

PUBLISHED: 21:09, Tue, Sep 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:10, Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Kate astonished the nation with her ‘Hold Still’ project, which showed what Britain was like during lockdown in a series of hand-selected photographs. She provided great insight into the country during a troublesome time while focusing on her favourite hobby of photography. The Duchess of Cambridge has won over the nation since joining the royal frontline through her stunning and intimate photographs of her immediate family, which she has posted on social media.


For instance, to celebrate Father’s Day, Kate shared a loving image of Prince William with his three children.

She also shared a heartwarming image of herself as a child on her father’s knee, as they wear matching checked shirts.

Michael is believed to have instilled a love of photography in his eldest daughter during her childhood.

Royal commentator Camilla Tominey alleged in The Telegraph Kate was “already a keen amateur photographer” in her youth, as it was a “hobby encouraged by her father”.

Kate Middleton and her father Michael MiddletonKate Middleton and her father Michael Middleton (Image: Getty)

Michael Middleton with his eldest Kate in a throwback photo the Duchess of Cambridge shared on InstagramMichael Middleton with his eldest Kate, in a throwback photo the Duchess of Cambridge shared on Instagram (Image: Instagram/ @kensingtonroyal)

This led Kate to make the bold move of taking her own photos of her children and husband and posting them on her Instagram account, @kensingtonroyal.

Royal Editor Ingrid Seward told The Sun about Kate’s close relationship with her family, and how it has impacted their relations with the Royal Family.

She said: “All the in-laws whose offspring have married into the Royal Family in recent years, the Middletons have been the most embraced.

“For her part, Kate has always adored her father, who taught her and younger sister Pippa to excel at sport, especially tennis.

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Michael giving Kate away to William during her 2011 weddingMichael giving Kate away to William during her 2011 (Image: Getty)

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