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Kate Middleton 'mimics Queen' in emotional new message about photo project – expert


Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 39, championed a nationwide project encouraging Britons to document their lockdown experience by taking photos. Some of the most powerful pictures to come from the Hold Still project have now been collected in a book which the Duchess has plugged on Twitter.

Kate is a keen amateur photographer herself and shared the exciting news about the Hold Still photo book in a series of emotional tweets.

The Duchess’s tweets read: “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.

“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. C.”

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Kate mirrors the Queen’s use of “a reflective we” while touching on the tragedy of the pandemic, Judi claimed.

She said: “She begins with a reflective ‘we’, using three more as well as two ‘our’s to use a sense of sharing during tragedy that is often used by the Queen.

“With this grouping of us all and the positive tone, Kate sounds reminiscent of the Queen when she told the nation ‘We will meet again’.”

After mirroring the Queen at the start of her message Kate comes into her own.

Judi said: “The second chunk is pure Kate though, beginning with a ‘But’ to announce the change of mood.

“‘But’ is frequently used as a negative to announce contrasting sentiments after positive thoughts or ideas but Kate uses it as a lifter here, citing ‘positives’ like acts of kindness and referring to the ‘helpers and heros’.

“She uses the word ‘kindness’ in a more active sense rather than as a finger-wag or ‘tell’ word that has often become.”

Judi pointed out that it is only in the final tweet Kate use the pronoun ‘I’.

The expert said: “The third chunk becomes more personal as Kate reverts to ‘I’ and again this is Kate in more positive, remedy and solution mode, telling us how she wanted to use ‘the power of photography’ to ‘create a lasting record’.”


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