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Kate Middleton reveals final 100 portraits chosen for pandemic photo project

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WATCH: As the pandemic continues to shake countries around the world, a new photo exhibit in the U.K. curated with the help of the Duchess of Cambridge is hoping to put a spotlight on the helpers, perseverance, and acts of kindness throughout the crisis. Crystal Goomansingh reports on the stories behind the portraits. – Sep 14, 2020

Kate Middleton has unveiled the final 100 portraits of her Hold Still digital exhibition.

Kensington Palace shared the images on Twitter:

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The post comes after Queen Elizabeth and Middleton marked the launch of Hold Still.

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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.

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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.”

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Kate Middleton reveals final 100 portraits chosen for pandemic photo project - image
Kate Middleton reveals final 100 portraits chosen for pandemic photo project - image
Kate Middleton reveals final 100 portraits chosen for pandemic photo project - image
Kate Middleton reveals final 100 portraits chosen for pandemic photo project - image
Kate Middleton reveals final 100 portraits chosen for pandemic photo project - image

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.”

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“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.

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Ahead of the release, Kate shared a trailer highlighting more images on social media.

“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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