Kate Middleton Leaves Personal Instagram Comments on Lockdown Photography Exhibit Entries
Kate Middleton personally browsed Instagram to see entries to her COVID-19 lockdown photography project called "Hold Still" — and she commented on selections, signing them with a "C" for "Catherine."
Kate spoke about her love for the outdoors on a photo of a man named Ben, who visits a vegetable garden as a means to get fresh air during the pandemic. "Thank you so much for taking part in the Hold Still project. I get so much joy from being outside and gardening too," the royal mom said, signing the note with a "C" for her full name, Catherine.
"My children will very much relate to this!" Kate said of son Prince George, 6, and daughter Princess Charlotte, 5, on a photo of a girl who clearly needs a break from homeschooling!
This photo was accompanied by a reflection on the photographer's "secondary school days" and sneaking with a friend into the "sacred building that is my father’s shed."
"Thank you for sharing your story," Kate commented. "This time has really enabled us to stop, think and reminisce."
Four-year-old Coni impressed the royal with a photo of her mom trying to be a quarantine hairdresser with dog clippers.
"I love this!" Kate said. "What a budding photographer!"
One mom captured a sweet moment during their family walk. "A perfect example of Hold Still…the chance to re-engage and value the simple things around us," Kate wrote.
A photo of a woman holding a baby looking out the window captioned "Waiting for our window visit" caught Kate's attention.
"This is an amazing image, thank you for taking part!" she said.
Little Elodie carried a photo of her "Nana and Grandad" so she could show them the ducks during a walk outside.
"Such a great image and a very moving story. C," Kate commented from the Kensington Palace Instagram account.
Nurse Christine was photographed by her neighbor in her scrubs. "For me lockdown means that I continue to work full time as a nurse in the NHS," she said. "Emotions and feelings cover the whole spectrum from anxiety, frustration, and exhaustion to feeling grateful, hopeful and finding joy in the small things."
Kate commented, "Thank you so much for sharing your story and for the amazing work you all continue to do at such a difficult time."