Kate Middleton launches photo project to show how familes cope in lockdown


THE Duchess of Cambridge is launching a photo project to show how families coped with lockdown.

Their selfies will go up in London’s National Portrait Gallery.

The Duchess of Cambridge is launching a nationwide photo project to show how families coped with the lockdown

Kate, 38, said: “We’ve all been struck by the incredible images which have given us an insight into the stories of people.

“Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic.

“And there are uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support the vulnerable.”

The categories are Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness.

Photos already submitted include a photo of Florence, three, and Edith, one, were snapped pressing their tiny hands against the windowpane, with
81-year-old grand-parents Ray and Theresa Cossey, of Norfolk, on the other side.

Another harrowing photo in the collection shows an intensive care nurse suffering welts and marks on her face following a 13-hour shift wearing PPE.

One hundred shortlisted portraits will then feature in the gallery when lockdown is lifted before being shown across the country.

Organisers said the photos will be judged on the emotion and experience rather than technical expertise.

To submit an image visit www.npg.org.uk before June 18.