Kate Middleton radiates heat and gratitude in a brand new message thanking Britons for coming collectively and sharing their footage and tales of life underneath lockdown.

A video of the 38-year-old Duchess of Cambridge was posted on her and Prince William‘s Instagram web page on Sunday, Nov. 15. Within the clip, Kate thanked individuals who took half in her and the Nationwide Portrait Gallery’s neighborhood pictures mission, “Maintain Nonetheless.”

“I simply needed to say an enormous thanks to everybody who submitted a picture to ‘Maintain Nonetheless,'” she mentioned, smiling. “I launched the mission with the Nationwide Portrait Gallery again in Might as a result of I needed to discover a technique to permit everybody to share their tales and experiences of lockdown. We now have been thrilled by the response to the mission and I could not be extra grateful to every one of many 31,000 individuals who submitted a picture.”

Out of all of the submissions, judges chosen 100 images to incorporate as a part of an outside nationwide exhibition. The pictures included pictures of important staff in full PPE and girls, sporting surgical masks, assembly their infants for the primary time after giving start.