Kate Middleton is offering a personal touch on the official @KensingtonRoyal Instagram feed. As you may know, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s activities and family are showcased on the @KensingtonRoyal feed, but it’s generally thought that staffers are the ones who actually make the posts and post the captions on the photos and news that are shared on the feed.
But occasionally, Prince William and Kate Middleton will exercise some control over the account and leave personal messages there, which they sign with either a “W” or a “C.” For example, Prince William sent some personal messages to the English World Cup team back in 2018, which he signed “W.”
Well, recently Kate Middleton has taken over the @KensingtonRoyal Instagram account, and she’s leaving her comments on people’s photos signed “C.” Kate’s been commenting on photos that have been submitted to her #HoldStill photography project.
Kate launched #HoldStill a few weeks ago in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. The goal was for people to submit photos that capture the nation’s mood during the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for photo submissions has now passed, but it seems that the response was absolutely overwhelming.
At the time of launch, Kate said: “Hold Still aims to capture a portrait of a nation, the spirit of the nation, what everyone is going through at this time. Photographs reflecting resilience, bravery, kindness – all those things that people are experiencing.”
For example, one citizen posted a photo that was taken by her 4-year old while she was attempting to cut someone’s hair during the pandemic. Kate, using the @KensingtonRoyal account, commented on the photo, saying “I love this! What a budding photographer! Please don’t forget to submit your photo in the link bio if you haven’t done so already. C.”
Another citizen posted a gorgeous photo of a child blowing on a flower that was taken on a family walk, which is something that the photographer has been doing with her family as “the tonic to what is happening in the outside world.” To that, Kate responded: “A perfect example of Hold Still…the chance to re-engage and value the simple things around us. C.”
Kate Middleton definitely took a personal touch by responding to some of the photo submissions. One hundred lucky submitters will have their photos featured in a virtual exhibition on the National Portrait Gallery’s website in August. Be sure to check back here at CDL for more British royals news and updates.
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The tonic to what is happening in the outside world are our family walks. Today the biggest managed 6km on his bike without moaning – for the first time ever, a major achievement! (The teddies come on every walk, today we had a rucksack full) #candidchildhood #wearenorthern #itsprimupnorth