Prince William & Kate May Release Family Snapshots of Prince George Instead of Professional Portrait

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with Prince George

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08/12/2013 AT 8:30 AM ET

Is the Duchess of Cambridge adding photographer to her list of royal responsibilities?

While the world waits for the official portrait of Prince William and Kate and their newborn son, Prince George, the young couple is weighing another option: releasing a set of snapshots possibly taken by Kate and the Middletons, a palace source tells PEOPLE.

After the initial news release, the images would then be distributed on social media outlets like Twitter and on the couple’s website.

“The whole point of these photos is that as many people have access to them who need to and we will find the easiest way of doing that,” the source says.

It means that the Duke, Duchess and Prince of Cambridge would not pose for a professional photographer, or have to welcome someone into the Middleton family home (where Kate and George have been staying while William returned to work).

But should the new parents decide to go the traditional route of sitting for a professional portrait, a wire service will be invited to snap the photos.

More formal-style portraits may be taken around the time of George’s christening this fall.


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