Prince William poses for charity

Prince William poses for charity

Though the Prince was "a little nervous" he thoroughly "enjoyed the experience". "He has been at the end of a camera thousands of times but what he has never done before is take a photo for a portrait," said a spokesman for the 27-year-old Prince.
Jeff Hubbard, who has become the first member of the public to take an official portrait of the Prince, said he didn't sleep at all the night before as he was worried about "the immensity of the task".

"I didn’t sleep at all the night before and felt very worried about the immensity of the task. When Prince William arrived, I sensed he was a little nervous too," Hubbard was quoted as saying by the Daily Telegraph.

53-year-old Hubbard was asked to work with the Prince for a forthcoming exhibition organised by homelessness charity Crisis. The charity sold the rights to the pictures to Hello! Magazine, which published them, the report said.
A dyptich, comprising a picture of Hubbard and a picture of the Prince, will be auctioned by Christie’s to raise money for Crisis in April.

The shoot took place at the north London studio of the world-renowned photographer Rankin, who was amazed "how natural and comfortable" the prince was in front of the camera.

"I was struck by how genuine and accessible he was. He said hello to everyone in the studio. I’ve worked with a lot of famous people and not everyone does that – only the really good ones. He has no airs and graces,"  Rankin said.

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