Hollywood photographer Jason Bell is rumoured to have been comsssioned by Prince William and Kate Middleton to take Prince George‘s official christening pictures on Wednesday.
Oxford-educated Jason, who has photographed A-list celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, David Beckham and Kate Winslet, is soon expected confirm his role at the historic royal occasion.
As well as appearing in magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, many of 44-year-old Jason’s photographs hang in the National Portrait Gallery, of which the Duchess of Cambridge is patron.
Jason is also the man behind movie posters such as Love Actually, Billy Elliot and Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reason.
Whoever William and Kate choose as the official photographer will be one of only a small number of people at Prince George’s christening as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided that the event will be an intimate family affair.
“We are not giving details of the guest list at this stage,” the couple’s spokesperson said at the beginning of the month. “All we are saying is that it will be a small intimate affair with close family and others, which include godparents.”
One photographer who was thought to be in the running to capture Prince George’s big day is 66-year-old John Swannell, who took the official portraits for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
However John suggested that he had not been given the position when he recently spoke to The Sunday Times.
“I believe they have gone for someone younger,” said John. “And perhaps more modern.”