Watch: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet frontline workers
Prince William and Kate have recorded a “moving” segment for the Pride of Britain awards, it’s been revealed.
Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway was pictured filming with the royal couple on Tuesday 20 October, after they’d met photographers and subjects of the Duchess of Cambridge’s lockdown photography project, Hold Still.
On the ITV show the next morning, Garraway revealed the couple had been there to take part in the filming for the Pride of Britain show on 1 November.
Joking with her colleagues, Garraway said: “I was just sort of following them. No, they were taking part in something for Pride of Britain on ITV on November 1. It's really moving and really beautiful.
“We can't have the big live event and the red carpet and all of that, but they're doing something slightly different this year, but it's very very moving and they're involved in that.
“I did have to ask her about her hair.
“It’s just fabulously glossy in person, I can report.”
The Pride of Britain award ceremonies are usually held in a hotel in London, with a star-studded red carpet before the prizes are given out.
However the usual ceremony cannot take place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing restrictions on public gatherings.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also in central London on 20 October as they launched the public exhibitions of the photographs which were chosen as part of her Hold Still project.
The collection of 100 images, which show life in the UK during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be displayed on billboards and posters across the country.
Watch: Duchess of Cambridge launches her Hold Still exhibitions
Kate took husband William to see some of the images in Waterloo and then to meet some of the frontline workers who feature in one picture, at St Bartholomew’s hospital.
The couple also met volunteer Sami Massalami Mohammed Elmassalami Ayad, who did not know that the image taken of him was even submitted until he found out the duchess wanted to speak to him.
The tale tickled William who laughed as he said: “Oh, that’s great! You didn’t know at all? Love it. That’s brilliant.”
The royals also met specialist oncology pharmacist Joyce Duah who took a picture of her colleagues Amelia Chowdhury, 34, and Dipal Samuel, 38, writing their names and drawing smiley faces and love hearts on their personal protective equipment.
The image was called All In This Together.
Kate, who is an amateur photographer herself, told Duah: “Thank you so much for the image. It had such an impact – it captured the moment, it was a look behind the scenes.
“The story of what you experienced is so important.”
The images will be displayed around the country, and all 100 portraits will feature in a special exhibition hosted by the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.