Kate Middleton’s lockdown photography project includes a ‘heartbreaking’ image

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  • Kate Middleton’s photo project features a ‘heartbreaking’ image of lockdown.

    • Kate Middleton’s photo project includes a “heartbreaking” snap of a family during lockdown.
    • The Duchess of Cambridge launched a photography project to capture the state of the nation at the unprecedented time.
    • In other royal news, Prince Charles reveals he’s ‘terribly sad’ and missing his father Prince Philip and grandchildren.

    Just weeks ago Kate Middleton appealed to the nation to join her lockdown photography project, which she launched in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

    The Hold Still project aims to capture the spirit of the nation in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic with intimate photos sent in from people from communities across the country.

    And now royal experts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie have opened up about a particular image that they found “heartbreaking”.

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    Today The Duchess of Cambridge launches a community photography project spearheaded by you! In collaboration with the @NationalPortraitGallery, we are asking you to help capture the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the UK as we continue to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak. Completely free and open to all ages and abilities, Hold Still will capture a snapshot of the UK at this time, creating a collective portrait of lockdown which will reflect resilience and bravery, humour and sadness, creativity and kindness, and human tragedy and hope. One hundred shortlisted portraits will feature in a gallery without walls – a one of a kind digital exhibition open to all this August. The images can be captured on phones or cameras and each image will be assessed on the emotion and experience it conveys rather than its photographic quality or technical expertise. Submit your images through the link in bio and share your portraits on Instagram by tagging @KensingtonRoyal #HoldStill2020 to be in with a chance to be featured on our channel throughout the project. #StayAtHome

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    Speaking of Duchess Kate on the Royally Obsessed podcast Rachel said, “She really talks in the interview about the range of shots, it could be as simple as a shot in your living room, you can do all of this while social distancing.

    “She is also shared a few of her favourites to inspire people and I love the photo of the palm to the glass.

    “It is a photo of a couple of grandkids social distancing with their great-grandparents.

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    Handpicked by The Duchess of Cambridge, we are sharing images from across the UK that have inspired the #HoldStill2020 project with @NationalPortraitGallery. • “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. 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.” – The Duchess of Cambridge One hundred shortlisted portraits will feature in a gallery without walls – a one of a kind digital exhibition open to all this August. Submit your images through the link in bio and share your portraits on Instagram by tagging @KensingtonRoyal #HoldStill2020 to be in with a chance to be featured on our channel throughout the project. #StayAtHome Photo credit: Chris Page Tom Maddick/SWNS Peter Jolly Aimée Goold Captain Tom Moore

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    “It is a way to see your family but it is so heartbreaking but also beautiful at the same time.”

    “These types of images are burned into my brain because I think so touching and heartfelt,” added Roberta.

    “I think the way she is letting people show these images to the world is really special.”

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    Speaking of the photography project on the Kensington Palace Instagram page, Kate said, ‘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.

    ‘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.