Last night Prince William was spotted in the crowd watching his beloved Aston Villa play at Chelsea – as his wife Kate Middleton hosted a photo event.
The Duke of Cambridge was at Stamford Bridge to watch Villa lose 4-3 to the home side after a tense penalty shootout.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a bespoke white £ 400 gown as she hosted an event to thank those who worked on her Hold Still project.
The BBC’s Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers, which aired last night, featured Prince William and other royals sharing their memories of the late Duke of Edinburgh, after his death in April this year .
The special program, which also features his brother Prince Harry, his father Prince Charles and his uncle Prince Andrew, was initially organized to mark the Duke’s 100th birthday in June, two months before his centenary.
Interviews with the various members of the royal family were recorded before and after Prince Philip’s death, with the tributes of Prince Harry filmed in California, where he lives with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children Archie and Lilibet.
Prince William experienced a series of emotions throughout last night’s Carabao Cup clash, which ended in a 1-1 draw before his side ultimately lost on penalties.
Royal blue: Prince William looks sullen as he watches his beloved Aston Villa clash with Chelsea on their Stamford Bridge home ground
The Duke of Cambridge reluctantly applauds during the tense Carabao Cup clash between Chelsea and Aston Villa, which went on to lose 4-3 to the home side
Troubled times: Prince William looks worried as his Aston Villa team played against Chelsea at their home last night
Chelsea scored first, but the prince was cheering and screaming with joy when Villa later equalized. On penalties, Aston Villa missed two before a Chelsea miss and a penalty save allowed them to get back into the game.
In The Duke of Edinburgh’s documentary, which aired on BBC1 last night, Prince William fondly recalled his grandfather’s playful side, recalling how he ‘would get in trouble’ with the Queen with jokes.
The Duchess’s event was the culmination of a photography competition for members of the public.
Photography enthusiast Kate Middleton, 39, launched her campaign during the first lockdown last year to ask the public to submit images that captured the period.
The result was a book of photographs, Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020, which featured 100 final “poignant and personal” portraits selected from 31,000 entrants and quickly became a bestseller when released in May.
The mother-of-three opted for a cream Self Portrait dress as she hosted the evening reception.
Posting on Instagram, the Duchess thanked those who had helped her with the project, writing: “Thanks to the brilliant partners who made Hold Still a reality! “
Posting on Instagram, the Duchess thanked those who had helped her with the project, writing: ‘Thanks to the brilliant partners who made Hold Still a reality!
“It took a long time to get everyone behind this amazing project in person, but tonight we finally got it right.
“The idea came right at the start of the pandemic and was aimed at bringing people and communities together, using the incredible power of photography.
“This has been made possible by so many partners, and what is more remarkable is the way everything has been orchestrated from kitchen tables and guest rooms!
“The most special thanks must go to the thousands of people across the country who took the time to share their experiences with foreclosure. Without them, the project really wouldn’t have been possible.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, looked dazzling in a tailored white dress as she hosted an event tonight to thank those who worked with her on her Hold Still project
The royal appeared animated as she chatted with a small group of contributors in snapshots of the event.
Meanwhile, she opted for a bespoke Self Portrait dress for £ 400 for the occasion.
Her long brown locks were styled in a bouncy ponytail, revealing a pair of dangling gold earrings.
In addition to showcasing the latest 100 images and the stories that accompany them, the book looks back on highlights from the community exhibit that featured the portraits on billboards and outdoor display sites in 80 cities. and regions in October 2020.
Over the course of the project, the Duchess shared a number of her favorite images on the Kensington Royal Instagram page, including a Black Lives Matter protester holding a sign that read: ‘Be on the right side of history’.
Another of the snaps was a black and white image showing a man kissing his daughter, while one shows a child kissing his godmother through a window.
Meanwhile, others featured a female student in possession of her exam diplomas and a young girl seen drawing a huge rainbow on a glass pane.
Kate (pictured), an avid amateur photographer, wrote the book’s introduction, which features footage from her 2020 Hold Still campaign
Kate’s latest appearance comes after returning to work from her annual summer vacation.
The royal has had a busy week so far, visiting the Lake District where she tried rappelling and mountain biking with the Air Cadets.
She later met some surviving “Windermere Children” who were rescued from concentration camps and taken to the Lake District on a visit to Cumbria.
It was Kate’s first public observation since attending her brother James Middleton’s glamorous wedding in the south of France just days ago.
The couple got engaged in September 2019 but had to delay the ceremony twice last year because of the Covid, before finally announcing that they were married in Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence this weekend. end.
The book quickly became a bestseller after its release in May.