Photographs of Kate Middleton in Grimsby
Yes folks today was the day, the Duchess of Cambridge, or Princess Kate as the kids called her, came to town.
How did it go and are the photographs any good . . .
It didn’t start well !
The warmest, brightest day of the year the forecasters predicted, the result ground frost and freezing fog !
I decided on the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre, rather than Havelock School or Peake’s Lane Fire Station, as my venue of choice and was there at 9.30am to ensure a good spot for Kate’s arrival at 11.35.
I got a decent spot but couldn’t then move so I stood in the same 2 foot square place surrounded by a freezing foggy mist for 2 hours - only to learn she was delayed, couldn’t land due to fog.
Being a paparazzo for the day wasn’t quite as exciting as you’d imagine, another long wait and Kate Middleton finally arrived in Grimsby an hour or so late.
Here are the photographs I took at the event, as always, none are cropped, all framed thus.
All are copyright and cannot be used elsewhere without permission.
I hope you now realise just how much I go through for you most cherished readers, actual physical suffering to bring you this content, as I type this I’m still frozen through and ache all over - your sympathies if you please
Half of the ‘dignitaries’ did their best to embarrass the town, I mean . . . you’re being introduced to the future Queen of England and you’re wearing 5 quid shoes, the least you could do is polish them.
Needless to say Austin Mitchell looked the same as he always does
A brief half hour or so inside the Fishing Heritage Centre then ‘Our Kate’, as she now is in Grimsby, came out to say a quick hello to the crowds who had waited patiently for her. She wasn’t there long and I think a few people hardly got to see her, if at all.
It must be really difficult as you simply cannot please everybody.
I have to say she did seem just as she’s painted in the press, very warm, and friendly seemed a genuinely good egg - legs weren’t bad either
The whole event appeared to be a success, barring the weather, and whilst it was a bit of a pain I have to say I’m glad I went - I’m also glad I don’t have to do it for a living like most of the photographers there, not much fun hanging around all day waiting for a brief chance at a shot and praying you get a break position wise.
So, goodbye to Kate Middleton, thanks for coming to Grimsby and giving me the chance of something to photograph
Another day to remember and here she is once more . . .
Comments and opinions more than welcome.