- Kate Middleton and the National Portrait Gallery have released 100 images from their Hold Still photo project.
- The exhibition, which can now be viewed online, documents "the nation's experience of this extraordinary time," Kate said.
- The queen also released a statement. "The photographs have captured the resilience of the British people at such a challenging time," Her Majesty said.
Kate Middleton has finally released her life in lockdown photo project.
The Duchess of Cambridge asked people across the UK to send in photos of how life has changed amid the pandemic. Kate launched the Hold Still project back in May in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.
"We've all been struck by some of the incredible images we've seen which have given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people across the country. Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic and other uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support those more vulnerable," Kate said at the time.
"Hold Still aims to capture a portrait of the nation, the spirit of the nation, what everyone is going through at this time. Photographs reflecting resilience, bravery, kindness – all those things that people are experiencing."
Now, the duchess has revealed the photos in a digital exhibition. Announcing the news and sharing a few images she said on Instagram: "Hold still gives a snapshot of life during lockdown, documenting the nation's experience of this extraordinary time."
SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND PHOTOS HERE:
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Today's the day! [sound on ??] • The Hold Still digital exhibition is now live and we are delighted to share with you the final 100 portraits selected from the 31,598 submissions! Visit our link in bio to discover the story behind Hold Still and read the incredible stories submitted by you, the public, during lockdown.
The queen also shared a message with the nation after looking at the images from the photo project.
"The Duchess of Cambridge and I were inspired to see how the photographs have captured the resilience of the British people at such a challenging time, whether that is through celebrating frontline workers, recognising community spirit or showing the efforts of individuals supporting those in need." Her Majesty said.
SEE THE FULL EXHIBITION HERE.