KATE MIDDLETON, Duchess of Cambridge, put ITV This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on the spot as she asked the pair whether they would enter her photography competition.
The Duchess of Cambridge appeared on ITV This Morning to promote her new project with the National Portrait Gallery titled Hold Still. The initiative invites the public to contribute to a nationwide photography project giving a snapshot of what life is really like in lockdown.
Mr Schofield said he would do with a picture of his own after Holly Willoughby showed a photo received by her brother in law showing espresso shots lined up on his window for rubbish collectors to take in the morning.
He said: “I’m definitely going to enter but with a photograph that I’ve taken myself!”
To which Holly replied: “Yes, Ill take my own photo!”
The Duchess added: “Remember, you are not going to be judged, that’s the thing as well!”
Asked how she is coping in these strangest of times, The Duchess responded: “Fine, thank you. Its extraordinary.
“Im sure youre experiencing the same yourselves and your families and things. Were stuck into homeschooling again.
“Theyre unprecedented times really. But no were fine, thank you for asking.”
Speaking about homeschooling, The Duchess said: “George gets very upset because he just wants to do all of Charlottes projects. Spider sandwiches are far cooler than literacy work!”
On the inspiration to get involved with the Hold Still project, The Duchess explained: “I think weve all seen some incredible images out there and heard some amazing stories and some desperately sad stories, but also some really uplifting ones as well.
“And I really hope that through a project like this we might be able to showcase some of those stories to document and share a moment in time I suppose that we are all experiencing.”
The project is asking for a series of photographs, within three separate categories, which represents life in lockdown. The images could have been captured on a camera or a mobile phone. The categories include Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness.
On the Helpers and Heroes category The Duchess explained: “I think weve all been struck by the most amazing images that have come out recently. I know over the past few weeks were going through some desperately sad times and all those working on the frontline are really showcasing the hardship that theyre going through, some of the tragedy that theyre witnessing and things like that.
“I think weve seen some good examples, but really its for all those in the communities and out there on the frontline showing their amazing dedication really during this pandemic.”