The royal Kate Kate is launching a picture book to commemorate a pandemic

LONDON (Reuters) – Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, has launched a book of photographs taken during Britain’s COVID-19 locks which she said would provide a permanent record of the pandemic.

Kate, who is married to Prince William, the Queen’s grandson and second in line to the throne, began the project with the National Portrait Gallery last year, inviting people to take photographs. at Britain’s first coronavirus lock.

A panel of judges including Kate selected 100 photographs from over 31,000 entries, which were shown in digital and community exhibitions before the book was announced.

“Through ‘Hold Still’, I wanted to use the power of photography to create a lasting record of what we were all suffering – to capture the stories of individuals and record important moments for families and communities as we were. survive the pandemic, ”Kate wrote in the introduction to the book.

The book, entitled “Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020”, will be available from May 7, just a year after the project began. Net cash will be shared between the National Portrait Gallery and the British mental health charity Mind.

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