Kate Middleton is commenting on random people’s Instagram posts

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    The Cambridges are undoubtedly the most talked-about family in the world, and following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the royal family, it’s hardly surprising that Prince William and Kate Middleton are making even more news.

    From the Cambridge family’s relocation to their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, and the news that the Duke and Duchess are taking it in turns to homeschool their children to their sweet phone calls to NHS staff to boost morale, this past week has been all about Kate and Wills.

    The Duchess of Cambridge has made news in particular, from her classic book collection and her sweet connection to Prince Philip to her parenting style, with strict rules on screen time and a ‘chat sofa’ in place to settle arguments.

    It was Kate’s Instagram activity however that made the most news this week, as it emerged that the Duchess of Cambridge has been commenting on random people’s Instagram photos incognito.

    The Duchess has been hosting a photography competition during lockdown, with members of public from all over sharing their pictures of lockdown as part of the #holdstill2020 project with the National Portrait Gallery.

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    Handpicked by The Duchess of Cambridge, we are sharing images from across the UK that have inspired the #HoldStill2020 project with @NationalPortraitGallery. • “We’ve all been struck by some of the incredible images we’ve seen which have given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people across the country. Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic and other uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support those more vulnerable. Hold Still aims to capture a portrait of the nation, the spirit of the nation, what everyone is going through at this time. Photographs reflecting resilience, bravery, kindness – all those things that people are experiencing.” – The Duchess of Cambridge One hundred shortlisted portraits will feature in a gallery without walls – a one of a kind digital exhibition open to all this August. Submit your images through the link in bio and share your portraits on Instagram by tagging @KensingtonRoyal #HoldStill2020 to be in with a chance to be featured on our channel throughout the project. #StayAtHome Photo credit: Chris Page Tom Maddick/SWNS Peter Jolly Aimée Goold Captain Tom Moore

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    Now it seems that Kate is doing more than judge the competition officially, communicating with the participants in their Instagram comments sections. And while the Duchess is using the Kensington Royal Instagram account to do her commenting, she has given a hint that it’s her, signing herself off with a ‘C’.

    ‘I love this! What a budding photographer!’, Kate commented on one participant’s photograph, while she wrote on another: ‘My children will very much relate to this! Thank you for taking part and sharing your story! C.’

    If you’ll excuse us, we’re off to post a #holdstill photograph in the hopes of a Kate Middleton comment!

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