Kensington Palace shared the images on Twitter:
Introducing, the final 100 portraits.
The images present a unique record of our shared and individual experiences during this extraordinary period of history, conveying humour and grief, creativity and kindness, tragedy and hope.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 14, 2020
The post comes after Queen Elizabeth and Middleton marked the launch of Hold Still.
Hold Still saw more than 31,000 photography submissions submitted over a six-week period that focused on Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness — themes around the COVID-19 pandemic. Middleton and four other judges selected 100 images that will now be displayed in the digital exhibition.
The Duchess of Cambridge showed a small collection of the photos to the Queen ahead of the launch, as seen below. They range from an “Everyday Hero” to a girl who made a drawing of her grandmother so she would be “Never Without Her Grandma.”
To mark the launch, Queen Elizabeth released a statement, reading, “It was with great pleasure that I had the opportunity to look through a number of the portraits that made the final 100 images for the Hold Still photography project.”
“The Duchess of Cambridge and I were inspired to see how the photographs have captured the resilience of the British people at such a challenging time, whether that is through celebrating frontline workers, recognizing community spirit or showing the efforts of individuals supporting those in need. The Duchess of Cambridge and I send our best wishes and congratulations to all those who submitted a portrait to the project,” The Queen added.
Ahead of the release, Kate shared a trailer highlighting more images on social media.
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A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@kensingtonroyal) on Sep 12, 2020 at 10:59pm PDT
“I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has entered and taken part. And a big thank you to my fellow judges. I hugely appreciate the time and dedication that they have shown towards the project,” the mom of three previously said.
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