The Duchess of Cambridge took part in a video call with a nurse who entered her Hold Still photography project, which she launched with the National Portrait Gallery in May to document life under the coronavirus lockdown. In the background of Kate and Prince William’s Kensington Palace residence, eagle-eyed royals fans may have noticed a framed picture of George and Charlotte.
The snap appears to show the young royals posing in their school uniforms on Charlotte’s first day of school.
Charlotte joined her older brother at St Thomas’s Battersea in September 2019.
Another framed photo appears to be of Kate and Prince Louis at her Back To Nature Garden for the Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019.
During the video call last week, Kate praised nurse Johannah Churchill for her entry in the photography project.
Ms Churchill’s picture shows her colleague Melanie Senior wearing personal protective equipment as she helps to prepare a coronavirus clinic for patients earlier this year.
The photo – entitled ”Melanie, March 2020” – has even been recreated as a powerful mural in Manchester.
Kate told Ms Churchill: “I think it’s become such an iconic portrait that represents a lot of what frontline workers have experienced and what those of you across the UK have put your lives on the line in looking after us all this year.
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Dr Edward Cole, who was helping Ms Senior set up the clinic in south-west London when her picture was taken, also took part in the video call.
Kate told them: “I hope you have seen and feel the country’s appreciation and pride in all the hard work that you do and all the frontline workers do on a day-to-day basis.”
More than 31,000 people submitted entries to the mother-of-three’s project.
In a separate video message, Kate said to everyone who took part: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who submitted an image to Hold Still.
“I launched the project with the National Portrait Gallery back in May because I wanted to find a way to allow everyone to share their stories and experiences of lockdown.
“We have been thrilled by the response to the project and I couldn’t be more grateful to each and every one of the 31,000 people who submitted an image.”
The Cambridges spent much of the first coronavirus lockdown at their Norfolk residence Anmer Hall.
William, 38, and Kate, 38, returned to London with George, seven, Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Louis in September.