The Duchess showed her sense of humour while speaking to a real-life superhero. Jason Baird, a martial arts teacher, who wore a Spider-Man costume during lockdown walks to entertain children in isolation.
A portrait of Jason doing a backflip as children watched in awe featured in Kate’s photo project.
The future Queen’s photography scheme – Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation – was launched last year. It asked individuals up and down the country to submit an image which depicted their experience of the pandemic.
Kate hailed Jason’s Spiderman idea as “very cool” – and joked about buying Prince William a costume.
The Duchess, 39, said: “I’ll see if it takes on the trend here at Kensington Palace.
“Unfortunately I’m not so sure if he’s going to get the air clearance that you’ve got.”
Kate also thanked Jason for his “positive” contribution to her project.
She said: “Thank you for sending in your photograph because there are some really emotive and really sad images and stories that we had.
“But this brought, you know, particularly to the judging panel, it was such a wonderful positive image of community spirit.”