Kate Middleton's very special addition to the royals' Pakistan tour

Holly Hales
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Kate has brought her prized camera to the royals' tour of Pakistan. Photo: Getty Images

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s inaugural tour of Pakistan has already provided a collection of colourful photos which were quickly wired around the world.

But it appears the Duchess of Cambridge is determined not to miss out on capturing the rugged country’s stunning sites herself, and brought along her own camera to take some snaps of her own.

A keen photographer who last year gained a lifetime membership to the Royal Photographic Society, Kate trained with famed snapper Mario Testino before becoming a royal.

She’s also furthered her reputation as a photographer by taking most of the royal children’s official birthday portraits and first day of school photos.

Royally fun

And while royal watchers may not get to see the results Kate’s photographic efforts in Pakistan, the tour has already provided some stunning images with the duchess in front of the lens.

On Wednesday, the couple fashioned traditional Chitrali hats while visiting the Hindu Kush mountain region near the Afghan border – an area Princess Diana previously toured back in 1991.

Earlier in the week, the royals gave another nod to Diana by channelling the late princess’ colour palette.

Kate is likely snapping photos of the region's stunning scenery. Photo: Getty Images

Kate’s blue and green hues match many of Diana’s looks including a traditional shalwar kameez ensemble: an icy blue, long-sleeve dress with matching trousers underneath, which she wore on arrival.

The look was captured in a stunning snapshot from behind by the royals’ private photographer as they disembarked the plane.

The show-stopping photo was shared on the Kensington Royal Instagram, and received more than 850,000 likes from their engaged follower base.

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