Prince William - Royal Photographer 'Honoured' To Be Chosen For Weddings

Hugo Burnand was ''incredibly honoured'' to be the only photographer to work at the nuptials of two future British kings.

The photographer hoped he would be considered to take the official portraits when Prince William married Kate Middleton - who is now known as Duchess Catherine - last April because he previously performed the same duty when William's father Prince Charles married second wife Camilla in 2005 and was delighted when he heard he had the job.

He said: ''I had done the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla and although I knew that in no way meant I would automatically get Prince William and Catherine's wedding it meant that I would be one of the photographers on their list.

''There was a discussion and when I did get offered the job I was thrilled, incredibly honoured and it was amazing to be asked.

''There are not many photographers who have photographed the weddings of two future kings, I think it was a first actually.''

The royal family became aware of Hugo's work thanks to Camilla's sister Lady Annabel Elliot.

Speaking as he launched the Schweppes social monarchs campaign, Hugo exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I've been a photographer for quite a long time but the royal connection came about when I did a private commission of a wonderful lady called Lady Annabel Elliot who is the sister of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

''Annabel introduced us and I did a private picture of her and then through the relationship we already had she invited me to photograph her wedding.''

Hugo has teamed up with Schweppes to find the nation's social monarchs: the kings and queens of entertaining who are celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in style. To nominate yourself or a friend as a social monarch, or to pick up some great tips for your Jubilee party visit www.schweppesjubilee.co.uk.


Contactmusic

Tags: Prince William - Duchess - Kate Middleton - Prince Charles

Advertisement

More Prince William

Royal Baby Due In April 2015! Palace Confirm Due Date For William and Kate’s Second Child

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace has confirmed. The royal couple...

Wimbledon 2014: Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Jackman & Keira Knightley Watch Epic Men's Final [Pictures]

Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world...

Pippa Middleton Discusses Being "Publicly Bullied", Her "Dear" Nephew Prince George, And "Unexpected" Royal Wedding Attention

Pippa Middleton has finally opened up on plenty of subjects that have been the subject of media speculation for some time. The 30 year-old sister...

Kate Middleton To Cheer On Tour De France Teams At Opening Ceremony

Cycling is certainly the sport du jour and is gripping the nation with Britons out on their bikes enjoying the warmer weather and planning Tour...

Advertisement

Kate Controversy: Duchess of Cambridge Forced To Hire "Female Minder" To Maintain Privacy

You know the paparazzi have gone overboard, when Kate Middleton has to hire a minder to make sure her privacy isn’t invaded. That happened this...

Prince William Hosts Star-Studded Gala, Thanks Ralph Lauren For New Breast Cancer Ward

Prince William is definitely in one of our top two favourite royals (Prince Harry’s in there too, we just can’t decide which of the brothers...

Prince William Flies Coach After Attending Friend's Memphis Wedding

Prince William is quite the frugal royal.The Duke of Cambridge doesn't always act or get treated like the heir to the throne.William shocked fellow travellers...

Princes Harry And William Continue US Tour, Attend Guy Pelly's Memphis Wedding

Princes Harry and William’s trip to Graceland in the US to attend Guy Pelly’s wedding might have slipped under the media radar, if it wasn’t...

Advertisement

Comments

Prince William Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Prince William

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All