This is a message that will delight Kate Middleton. Passionate about photography for many years, Prince William’s wife had during confinement called on the British to photograph their state of mind in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. A project launched last May with the National Portrait Gallery in London, of which around a hundred photos selected for the resulting exhibition were unveiled.
On these pictures, the British were able to “capture the spirit, the hopes and the fears” that they felt during the confinement, as requested by Kate Middleton. Who received the support of Elizabeth II, who sent her a very nice message, she who with “great pleasure”, saw the photos of “Hold Still”. “The Duchess of Cambridge and I were inspired to see how the photographs captured the resilience of the British people at such a difficult time, whether celebrating frontline workers, recognizing the community spirit or showing the effort people who support those in need, ”she wrote.
The Queen has sent a message to those who entered the Duchess of Cambridge’s # HoldStill2020 life in lockdown initiative, praising them for ‘capturing the resilience of the British people at such a challenging time ‘. Full details in today’s #dailymail See https://t.co/59JF2GHmoz pic.twitter.com/u7FMqxb7DB
– Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) September 14, 2020
Elizabeth II will return to Windsor soon without Prince Philip
A message sent from Balmoral Castle where Elizabeth II spends her last days of vacation before going to her Sandringham home with Prince Philip for a private stay. After which, she will return to London, to Buckingham Palace to ensure some engagements, before returning alone to Windsor Castle. “The Duchess of Cambridge and I send our best wishes and congratulations to all those who have submitted a portrait to the project,” concluded the monarch. A personal message which represents “approval” of the project for the journalist Rebecca English, and which is “a touching gesture” towards the Duchess. A virtual exhibition to be seen on the site of the National Portrait Gallery, and which is one of the many initiatives of Kate Middleton launched during the confinement.
Queen Elisabeth II and Kate Middleton © EXPRESS SYNDICATION