Kate Middleton shares sweet behind-the-scenes details of Prince Louis' photoshoot via rare video call

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Friday, 8 May 2020, 9:39AM

Last month royal fans were treated to a series of new portraits of Prince Louis to mark his second birthday.

In the photographs, Prince William and Kate Middleton's youngest child could be seen making a rainbow handprint art project, including a relatable "Instagram vs. Reality" post in which Prince Louis wiped his paint-covered hands all over his face.

And it turns out that Prince Louis wasn't the only one who got messy during the art activity ...

Appearing virtually via video call on UK talk show This Morning, the Duchess of Cambridge - who is also mum to Prince George, six, and Princess Charlotte, five - revealed she was also left covered in paint.

"I should've taken a photograph of what I looked like after as well!" the royal mum said from the family's home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

"Luckily, that wasn't documented but I was pretty much, I looked like Louis at the end of those."

The 38-year-old's TV appearance came as she was promoting a new photography project called "Hold Still," which is seeking to find 100 portraits capturing a snapshot of the UK during the current pandemic.

"I think we've all seen some incredible images out there and heard some amazing stories and some desperately sad stories, but also some really uplifting ones as well," the Duchess of Cambridge explained. 

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"And I really hope that through a project like this we might be able to showcase some of those stories to document and share a moment in time I suppose that we are all experiencing."

Like others around the world, Kate and her family have been adapting to life in lockdown - which includes homeschooling George and Charlotte.

"George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlotte's projects," Kate also revealed during the chat. "Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work!"

"We try and check in daily with family members and speak to them about news and things like that. In some ways I suppose we've got a lot more contact and a lot more face time than perhaps we would've done before," she continued.

"But it is difficult, it's hard to explain to a five and a six, nearly seven-year-old, what's going on. But the schools are being great at supporting them as well. Hard times, but we've got the support out there I think."