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Queen Elizabeth Praises Photographers Who Captured Britain In Lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Monday congratulated entrants to Maintain Nonetheless, a images undertaking launched by Kate Middleton to seize a snapshot of the nation in coronavirus lockdown.

The undertaking obtained greater than 30,000 submissions, from which Kate and 4 different judges picked 100 ultimate photos that will likely be printed on-line by the Nationwide Portrait Gallery on Monday.

“The Duchess of Cambridge and I have been impressed to see how the pictures have captured the resilience of the British folks at such a difficult time, whether or not that’s by celebrating frontline employees, recognising neighborhood spirit or exhibiting the efforts of people supporting these in want,” the queen mentioned in a letter to entrants.

Since its launch in Might, the undertaking invited folks of all ages from throughout Britain to submit a photographic portrait that they had taken through the COVID-19 lockdown that began in March.

Centered on three essential themes: Helpers and Heroes, Your New Regular and Acts of Kindness, among the pictures will even go on present in cities and cities throughout Britain later within the 12 months.

Kate – spouse of Prince William and a eager photographer herself – and different members of the panel assessed the pictures on the feelings and experiences they convey slightly than on their photographic high quality or technical experience.