More than five million people have seen portraits of the British taken during self-isolation.
Kate Middleton made a video call thanking all the participants in the Hold Still photo project she organized. The bottom line was that anyone could share their photographs, memories, taken during self-isolation in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The popularity of the online exhibition exceeded all expectations – more than 31 thousand portraits.
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“It was great to see these portraits on billboards and street posters across the country as part of the exhibition. For me, the greatest strength of the project is that it showed how many people and communities have come together and how important we are to each other. Thank you so much for participating in Hold Still and for sharing your stories with the whole country, “Keith admitted.
According to official figures, the unusual exhibition has been viewed more than five million times on the website of the National Portrait Gallery. Among all the photographs submitted, the 100 best were selected, which, according to Middleton, reflected the general portrait of the British nation.
The wife of Prince William recalled that she began organizing the exhibition back in May this year. Kate admitted that it was very difficult to choose the best pictures, because each of them had a touching and interesting story. Particularly successful were the footage of doctors who fought the coronavirus outbreak. A video of Kate Middleton’s appeal was posted on the official account of Kensington Palace on Instagram.
We will remind, not so long ago, rumors appeared on the network that the Duke of Cambridge had been ill with coronavirus in the spring, following his father, Prince Charles. However, it was decided to hide this information so as not to raise a wave of panic among the residents of Great Britain.
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Author: Julia Malashikhina