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“31,598 portraits were submitted to # HoldStill2020 as you shared your stories and lockdown experiences,” she wrote. “The photography project focused on three main themes: helpers and heroes, your new normal and acts of kindness. A selection of the final 100 images will be released to cities across the UK later this year. “
Earlier this year, Middleton asked residents of the UK to submit photos of themselves or their families as they adjusted to the new normal COVID-19 being brought. Photos will be judged on the emotion and experience they convey rather than on photographic quality by Middleton and a team of judges. The “Hold Still” project was carried out with the National Portrait Gallery.
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The royal was also able to convince some of her famous parents to join in on the fun, including Queen Elizabeth’s daughter-in-law Sophie Wessex, who took a photo of herself helping volunteers in a mosque.
The Duchess will select 100 photos which will be presented on September 14.