Kate's photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte get the seal of approval from the Queen's photographer

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Time and time again the Duchess of Cambridge has impressed fans with her artsy skills. For official portraits, Kate often steps behind the lens to photograph her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, instead of hiring a professional.

She has mastered the skill to such an extent that even Hugo Rittson-Thomas, one of the Queen's go-to photographers, has given Kate the seal of approval.

Speaking to HELLO! Online, Hugo praised the Duchess, saying: "She is knowledgeable about the techniques of photography, as her recent published photographs of Prince George and Princess Charlotte amply demonstrate."

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"She is knowledgeable about the techniques of photography," said Hugo Rittson-Thomas

He added that Kate was "kind enough" to "come and inspect the specially blacked out set" he had prepared during one session when he was photographing her husband Prince William.

Recalling the occasion, Hugo said: "The Duke of Cambridge posed at Windsor Castle wearing the frock coat of Colonel of Irish Guards, on the occasion of presenting the shamrock to his regiment at their barracks in Aldershot.

"The Duke is 6ft 3 and we wanted him with his hat on, this meant that we had to have a new set specially constructed due to his height."

"It was an enormous privilege and honour," he added.

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The royal photographer captured this portrait of Prince William

Hugo is renowned for photographing members of the royal family, most of all the Queen. He famously captured Her Majesty from four different angles in a photo released last August.

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The 90-year-old monarch posed for the picture in 2013, again at Windsor Castle, to celebrate her sixth decade as Colonel of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. Hugo revealed that he captured the Queen's smile by asking how she would feel if her horse won the Epsom Derby, the only classic to have eluded her.

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His new book features 42 portraits of the Queen and her household staff

In a nod to Her Majesty's birthday and to celebrate her longest reign, Hugo compiled a limited-edition book The Queen's People, which features 42 portraits of the monarch and her household staff.

The hand-bound work of craftsmanship, which was published by Assouline, was launched last week at Maison Assouline, London.