Wills-Kate choose the same photog for big day as Charles and Camilla

Thursday, February 17, 2011

LONDON - Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen Prince Charles and Camilla’s favourite society photographer Hugo Burnand to take the official pictures of their big day, it has emerged.

Burnand, who took the iconic 60th birthday portrait of Charles and was the official photographer at his marriage to Camilla, was selected to document the royal marriage on April 29 ahead of celebrity photographer Mario Testino, reports the Daily Mail.

Testino, who was Lady Diana’s close friend, had taken official snaps of the couple when they announced their engagement last year.

Burnand, 47, has worked with the royal family for years.is previous work with members of the royal family, including the Queen and also Princes William and Harry, is understood to have earned their trust and been a key factor in securing the commission.

It is believed they have particular high regard for his discretion, spontaneity and charm, as well as his ability as a portrait photographer.

The appointment is a massive coup for the Notting Hill-based father of four, who has worked at Tatler magazine since 1993.

The Old Harrovian will be responsible for the official portraits of the royal couple during and after their marriage at Westminster Abbey.

Peruvian fashion photographer Testino had been considered by many to be the favourite for the wedding day commission after widespread praise for his portraits of William and Middleton taken soon after their engagement was announced in November. (ANI)

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