Kate Middleton is all smiles while attending photography workshop

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her new patronage on Tuesday afternoon by paying a visit to a photography workshop held by The Royal Photographic Society. It was announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth had passed on the patronage to her granddaughter-in-law after holding the position for almost 70 years.

Held in conjunction with another one of Kate's patronages, Action for Children, the royal joined children for several classes on the elements of photography in Kingston, England. 

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KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge hugs Faith Olukoya at a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Josh Evans at photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Josh Evans at photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Josh Evans at photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Faith Olukoya at a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge hugs Faith Olukoya at a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Josh Evans at photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Josh Evans at photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Josh Evans at photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England.HRH has today become Patron of The Royal Photographic Society. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England.HRH has today become Patron of The Royal Photographic Society. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England.HRH has today become Patron of The Royal Photographic Society. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KINGSTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and photographer Jillian Edelstein join a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by the Royal Photographic Society at Warren Park on June 25, 2019 in Kingston, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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The duchess opted for a paisley printed sundress, her Castañer wedges and her gold Catherine Zoraida Fern Hoop earrings, which are still available for purchase

The organization is one of the world's oldest photographic societies and received its original royal patronage from Queen Victoria and Queen Albert in 1853. It's a fitting opportunity for Kate, who has had a longstanding interest in the art, has been featured in a few galleries and is even behind many public photo releases of her children. The 37-year-old royal is also a patron for London's celebrated National Portrait Gallery. 

The Duchess of Cambridge's appointment "will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people."

For more on the honor from the queen, watch the video above.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL USE.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL USE. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL USE.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk and released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Duchess of Cambridge/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO COMMERCIAL USE.
Britain's Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Catherine, poses for a photograph in this undated photograph taken by her mother, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, Britain and released on May 1, 2016. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2016/Courtesy of Kensington Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Britain's Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Catherine, poses for a photograph in this undated photograph taken by her mother, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, Britain and released on May 1, 2016. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2016/Courtesy of Kensington Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Britain's Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Catherine, poses for a photograph in this undated photograph taken by her mother, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, Britain and released on May 1, 2016. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2016/Courtesy of Kensington Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Britain's Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Catherine, poses for a photograph in this undated photograph taken by her mother, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, Britain and released on May 1, 2016. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2016/Courtesy of Kensington Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Copyright: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2018. NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 31 DECEMBER, 2019 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM KENSINGTON PALACE. This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. There shall be no commercial use whatsoever of the photographs (including by way of example only) any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-news editorial use. The photographs must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. MANDATORY CREDIT: The Duchess of Cambridge Undated handout photo of Prince Louis taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk earlier this month, to mark his first birthday on Tuesday.
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Copyright: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2018. NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER 31 DECEMBER, 2019 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM KENSINGTON PALACE. This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. There shall be no commercial use whatsoever of the photographs (including by way of example only) any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-news editorial use. The photographs must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. MANDATORY CREDIT: The Duchess of Cambridge Undated handout photo of Prince Louis taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, at their home in Norfolk earlier this month, to mark his first birthday on Tuesday.
Copyright: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2017. NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Undated handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother at Anmer Hall in Norfolk in April. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate their daughter's second birthday on Tuesday May 2.
Copyright: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2018. NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother at Kensington Palace this morning shortly before the princess left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School.
Copyright: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2018. NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother at Kensington Palace this morning shortly before the princess left for her first day of nursery at the Willcocks Nursery School.
Copyright: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge 2017. NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Undated handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother at Anmer Hall in Norfolk in April. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate their daughter's second birthday on Tuesday May 2.
Copyright: Matt Porteous 2016 NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Undated handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George, who celebrates his third birthday today, standing on a swing. The picture was taken at the family's Norfolk home in mid-July by Matt Porteous.
Copyright: Matt Porteous 2016 NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Undated handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George, who celebrates his third birthday today. The picture was taken at the family's Norfolk home in mid-July by Matt Porteous.
Copyright: Matt Porteous 2016 NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Undated handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George, who celebrates his third birthday today with the family pet, Lupo. The photograph was taken at their Norfolk home in mid-July by Matt Porteous.
Copyright: Matt Porteous 2016 NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Undated handout photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George, who celebrates his third birthday today, sitting on a swing. The picture was taken at the family's Norfolk home in mid-July by Matt Porteous.
NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE (including any use in merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use including, for example, calendars, books and supplements). This photograph is provided to you strictly on condition that you will make no charge for the supply, release or publication of it and that these conditions and restrictions will apply (and that you will pass these on) to any organisation to whom you supply it. All other requests for use should be directed to the Press Office at Kensington Palace in writing. Handout photo, taken by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, of Prince George on his first day at the Westacre Montessori nursery school near Sandringham in Norfolk. Interest in Montessori nurseries has soared thanks to the Prince George effect, with parents keen on signing up their children to the same education as the future king.
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