British Royal Family

Duchess Catherine teases the very fast approaching release of her photography venture Hold Still featuring an iconic shot of the Royal herself

Look familiar?

By Maddison Hockey
It has been almost a year to the day – and what a year at that – since Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, announced she was launching her photography initiative, Hold Still.
The Duchess has given updates and occasional glimpses into the lockdown project over the past year but now royal watchers have been gifted a much more indepth look into the coffee-table style book ahead of its release.
A clip shared to the Duke and Duchess' Instagram page shows a montage of pages from inside the book flicking through from cover to cover.
"Coming this Friday...📚#HoldStill2020" the captioned reads.
Catherine has helped to release the new book, Hold Still which captures moments from the COVID-19 pandemic in images. (The National Portrait Gallery)
We'd say mark your calendars but it's quite literally a day away, so, there's hardly time to wait.
In a blink-and-you'll miss it moment in the clip we can see a very recent photograph taken of Kate will feature in the book.
In the candid snap, taken by renowned royal photographer Matt Porteous, Kate is seen laughing as she takes her own snap in the field of her country home in Norkfolk.
A gorgeous candid snap of Catherine accompanies is found at the start of the book. (Matt Porteous)
The Hold Still campaign, which is in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, invited people from all over the world to send in their own individual images that encapsulated what life was like for them during the pandemic.
From heartbreaking moments of loved ones reaching to each other through windows, to doctors and nurses with their heads in their hands - the photography is striking and memorable.
"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," the Duchess writes in the book's introduction.
Kate has long been an avid photographer. (Getty)
"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.
"Through Hold Still, I wanted to use the power of photography to create a lasting record of what we were all experiencing – to capture individuals' stories and document significant moments for families and communities as we lived through the pandemic."

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