Arthur Edwards, legendary royal photographer for British tabloid The Sun, is currently in New Zealand to cover Prince William's visit to these shores.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has taken some of the best known images of the royal family.
The royal photographer talked to Breakfast on Monday, speaking fondly of Prince William's visit to New Zealand 26 years ago when the prince was just a baby.
He recalls the iconic Buzzy Bee moment and how Prince Charles, sitting on the lawn of Government House in Auckland with Princess Diana, for the first time, called his son Wills.
Edwards says no-one refers to the Prince as Wills anymore. Sir, he says, is more likely now.
Edwards' job has given him an insight into the royal family that not many others share. He took the first photo of Prince Charles' new girlfriend Diana, and was there with his lens through the most turbulent times in recent royal history.
At times the relationship between Edwards and the royals is more intimate then we would imagine.
However he says he would never be friends with the royals.
"You can't work for a national newspaper and do that. But it's a very good working relationship," he says.
He is on a first name basis with both Prince William and Prince Charles and says he "really loves promoting the Princes' great work".
"We have a good rapport going - he trusts me," he says.
Edwards also says while Kate Middleton will be a future princess, a royal engagement will probably not take place this year, with England's general election and the FIFA World Cup to worry about.
Although he is part of the industry that feeds off the images of celebrity and stirs the frenzy, Edwards says he believes that some paparazzi pose a serious risk to the lives of those they intrude.
He says the new breed of celebrity photographer needs to be "reined in".