Kate Middleton gives glimpse of Amner Hall grandeur as she praises Brits for ‘pulling together during the pandemic’


KATE Middleton has encouraged people across the UK to continue sending in images as a part of her community photography project Hold Still.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has already received thousands of images that each represent how the nation has coped during lockdown with Kate praising Brits for “pulling together during the pandemic”.

Kate offers a glimpse inside the Cambridges’ family home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk

In the video message, the Duchess said: “There have been so many amazing entries to Hold Still over the last few weeks. From families up and down the country showing how they are adapting to life during lockdown, through to some of the most amazing NHS and social care staff who are putting their lives on the line to save the lives of others.

“But it isn’t too late to take part. So please take a moment to capture what life is like for you, because together I hope that we can build a lasting illustration of just how our country pulled together during the pandemic.”

Kate addressed the nation via a video call from the Cambridges’ family home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, where her and Prince William have been isolating with their three children during lockdown.

She also offered a rare glimpse inside the country pad which was given to them as a lavish wedding present from the Queen after they tied the knot in 2011. 

This entry captures band practise at a distance

Another image shows two nurses sleeping after a long shift

This image is titled Biba Behind Glass and was submitted to the competition

We are the Future captures a little girl wearing a face mask

Before moving there at the start of lockdown the Cambridges’ used to escape their Kensington Palace home in London to spend time together in the private gardens on the Sandringham estate. 

The family also lived there between 2013 and 2017 when Prince William was working as a pilot for the regional air ambulance.

In this time the royal couple underwent a refurbishment which is said to have cost around £1.5 million.

They reportedly enlisted the help of modern interior designer Ben Pentreath who is responsible for the stylish interiors, while structural changes were designed by architect Charles Morris,.

The country pad which was given to them as a lavish wedding present from the Queen after they tied the knot in 2011. 

William and Kate are currently residing at the 10 bedroom mansion with their kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

The usual backdrop during the couple’s video calls features pale green walls and a large white arched doorway

Official photos released for Princess Charlotte’s first birthday were also taken inside the home

Another room feaures burgandy walls and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves

Ben, who is a friend of Prince Charles, is said to favour bold colours and up-to-the-minute accessories and encouraged Kate to get out of her comfort zone with the home re-design.

The 10-bedroom Georgian mansion is said to be decorated in bright colours and modern furnishings, with some rooms, however, remaining more traditional.

Since William and Kate have been working from home during lockdown, we’ve often seen bits and pieces of their home appearing as a back drop in their video calls.

One room, which appears to be Prince William’s study, features deep burgundy walls and floor-to-ceiling-bookshelves, while the usual backdrop during the couple’s video calls features pale green walls and a large white arched doorway. 

Elsewhere in the house, it’s believed the family have a bold jewel-green dining room, while the classic décor approach seem to run consistently through the home – including the kids rooms.

This images shows the reality of so many during lockdown

Life Goes On depicts a baby being born during the pandemic

This little girl was celebrating VE Day during Lockdown

The Duchess launched Hold Still in May in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

The project aims to create a collective portrait of lockdown in the UK, capturing the spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings of the nation as we continue to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

To date, over 12,000 images have been submitted to the project with just one week remaining before deadlines close.

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

In related news, Kate Middleton shares adorable photos of kids, the elderly and key workers as she highlights latest photography project.

Plus inside Kate Middleton and William’s HUGE Norfolk garden as they isolate with George, Charlotte and Louis.

And Prince Philip used to wear false teeth and chase the Queen and the kids down corridors making her ‘scream with laughter’.


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