Kate Middleton shares glimpse at new book one day after Meghan announces children’s story

Kate Middleton has shared a sneak peek of her new photography book that depicts life throughout the pandemic ahead of its release on Friday. The Duchess of Cambridge asked people across the UK to submit pictures they believed captured the ‘portrait of the nation’ during the Covid crisis. 

Metro reports that the avid photographer then selected 100 images from over 31,000 submissions, which have now been featured in her book, named Hold Still. Additional images depicting the outdoor exhibition of Hold Still in October also feature. The release tomorrow comes after sister-in-law Meghan Markle announced she had written a children’s book about a father and son relationship, inspired by Prince Harry and their son, Archie. Meanwhile, the Queen has launched a line of beer, and a new flavour of gin. Kate, who launched a YouTube channel with husband Prince William yesterday, said she wanted to use ‘the power of photography’ to ‘capture individuals’ and ‘document significant moments for families and communities’. 

In the introduction, she writes: ‘When we look back at the COVID-19 pandemic in decades to come, we will think of the challenges we all faced – the loved ones we lost, the extended isolation from our families and friends and the strain placed on our key workers.  ‘But we will also remember the positives: the incredible acts of kindness, the helpers and heroes who emerged from all walks of life, and how together we adapted to a new normal.

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