With the onset of autumn, 39-year-old Kate Middleton fully returned to her royal duties. Recently, the Duchess of Cambridge spent a lot of time in the County of Cumbria, and yesterday she attended the presentation of her new photo project called Hold Still.
Kate Middleton with the participants of the meeting
Kate met with representatives of the National Portrait Gallery and other associations who helped her to implement the new initiative throughout the year. At a reception at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess appeared in all white: she was wearing a jacket and pleated skirt trimmed with lace from the Self-Portrait brand. Kate gathered her hair in a ponytail, and supplemented the delicate image with laconic jewelry.
Kate Middleton started work on the Hold Still project last year. Then she urged people across the UK to take photos of their lives in self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past year, the Duchess met with many of the hundreds of finalists of the competition, whose photos were eventually included in the new photobook. With someone, Kate managed to communicate in person, and with others she met at video conferences.
It took a long time to bring everyone involved in this incredible project together, but tonight we finally succeeded! The idea of Hold Still was born at the very beginning of the pandemic, and its main goal was to unite people through the power of photography,
– shared her emotions after Kate's presentation.
Recall that Kate Middleton has been fond of photography for many years. Her family members are her main source of inspiration: Kate's photographs of Prince William and their three children regularly appear on the couple's official Instagram and other social media accounts.