Royal London presents

Lost for Words

Brought to you by Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual, life and pensions company, in collaboration with photographer Rankin, Lost for Words is a digital exhibition that aims to inspire an open conversation about death, grief and how to be more prepared for it.

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, as a society we have looked to each other for support more than ever before. Death has dominated the headlines and affected our daily lives, yet we still find it hard to talk about. Royal London wants to help everyone to have those important conversations during this difficult time.

Through video interviews and original portrait photography shot by Rankin over the summer of 2020, household names such as Gloria Hunniford, Ashley Walters, Konnie Huq, Jeff Brazier and Divina De Campo have come together to share their personal stories of bereavement and break the silence around death. You can see the full exhibition film featuring everyone who came together to voice their experiences of death, here. Launched on 16 November 2020, the exhibition aims to help us all to be better prepared for death – practically, emotionally and financially.

Click on the portraits below to hear their stories.