Royal fans might be surprised to learn that the Duchess of Cambridge signs off her emails in a very informal way, forgoing her official title.
This week, the duchess shared a screenshot on Twitter of an email that she'd sent to the judges of the "Hold Still" photography project with The National Gallery, which aims to capture the effects the coronavirus pandemic on the UK through the people's photographs.
The Twitter post was captioned: "An email was sent yesterday... #HoldStill2020," and the email attached revealed that she had "chosen the final 100 portraits." To end the email, the duchess signed off as just "C," forgoing her official title of duchess.
This isn't the first time that Kate has shared her more personal signature with fans. According to People, the Duchess of Cambridge left candid messages of gratitude on several Instagram photos submitted for the initiative, signing off as "C."
In one such photo, she wrote, "Thank you so much for taking part in the Hold Still project. I get so much joy from being outside and gardening too. C"
The duchess collaborated with the National Portrait Gallery, of which she is Patron, to launch the national photography competition focused on the impact of the pandemic on the public. The closing date for submissions was 18 June, after which 100 shortlisted portraits will then feature in a unique digital exhibition open to all.
A selection of images will also be shown across the UK later in the year. The Duchess of Cambridge, who has a long-standing interest in photography, said she hopes that the competition will create a collective portrait of the UK during the pandemic, the moving, the funny and the brave.
“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," the duchess previously said in a statement. "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.”"
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