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The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge


Posted in Photo Journal on February 1st, 2018
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography

This week I photographed the royal visit from the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Prince William and Catherine are currently visiting Scandinavian countries in an effort to strengthen relationships in light of Brexit. There was a huge amount of media on hand to cover this. Media not only from all the Scandinavian countries but also as far as Germany. Plus a busload of photographers and journalists from the UK.

On Tuesday Prince William and Catherine started of their day at Vasaparken where they meet with the Hammarby IF bandy team. Bandy is can probably be best described as field hockey on ice. They watched the team play very briefly before getting to try taking shots on a bandy goal. This was probably the best event of the trip. It provided a lot of great pictures of them doing an fun activity.

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography

The second event I covered was their visit to the Nobel Museum alongside Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden. This event was a bit of an irritation. There was a huge crowd there to see them and our position was not at all good. Even shooting from an elevated platform most of the time you found your frame blocked by a camera or iPhone. The picture of iPhone in the Micky Mouse case illustrates what we had to deal with on that event.

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography

On the second day of their trip they made a visit to Karolinska Institute. This event provided the best shots of the two royal couples together. We got great shots of them arriving exchanging kisses and then walking towards us to go into the building.

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography

From there I made a mad dash in my car to the next event which was at a nearby school. Here the two royal couples were greeted by a schoolyard full of children before heading inside and visiting the school. There was another event later that day that saw the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visiting a local department store, but unfortunately I had to skip it because of another job I had booked in.

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm - Michael Campanella Photography

Michael

Freelance photographer and photojournalist focusing on sports, news, & entertainment. Available for assignment in Scandinavia and Europe.