Kate Middleton Dons a Beloved Blue Stella McCartney Dress for Her Latest Video Message

Bianca Betancourt
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From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Duchess Kate opted to wear one of her favorite Stella McCartney dresses for her latest video message regarding her upcoming photo exhibition, "Hold Still."
  • The Duchess of Cambridge has previously worn the bright blue ensemble multiple times in recent years, including at the U.K. air show with Prince George in 2016.

Duchess Kate has recorded a special video message urging U.K. citizens to participate in her "Hold Still" photo exhibition.

Glowing while donning a vibrant blue dress by Stella McCartney and midsize hoop earrings, the Duchess of Cambridge had her hair pulled back in a chic half-ponytail. And if the dress looks a bit familiar, it's because Kate has worn the chic shift multiple times before, including in 2012 when she visited the National Portrait Gallery, in 2014 at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and in 2016 at the Royal International Air Tattoo show with Prince George in tow.

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In the clip, the duchess shares her excitement for the upcoming digital exhibition. It was first announced in May that Kate would be curating an exhibition with the National Portrait Gallery, which would showcase the cultural climate in the United Kingdom as the country came to a pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a press release, more than 12,000 photos have been submitted. From there, Kate will pick her favorite 100 images for the final selection.

"There have been so many amazing entries to 'Hold Still' over the last few weeks. From families up and down the country showing how they are adapting to life during lockdown through to some of the most amazing NHS and social care staff who are putting their lives on the line to save the lives of others," says Kate during the message. "But it isn't too late to take part. So please take a moment to capture what life is like for you, because together I hope that we can build a lasting illustration of just how our country pulled together during the pandemic."

Participants are being asked to submit photographs inspired by three selected themes: Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal, and Acts of Kindness. The deadline to submit photos to the duchess's project is June 18.

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