Royal London presents Lost for Words

Royal London believes everyone deserves to be informed, prepared and financially able to die well. To help people and their loved ones prepare for death, we need to get comfortable discussing mortality and grief.

That’s why we’ve launched Lost for Words, a digital exhibition in collaboration with acclaimed portrait and fashion photographer, Rankin. Lost for Words features Gloria Hunniford, Ashley Walters, Konnie Huq, Malin Andersson, Divina De Campo, John Stapleton, Jeff Brazier, Stuart and Doreen Lawrence and others, who have joined the campaign to remind us that everyone, no matter who you are, will benefit from talking about death.

The exhibition features Rankin’s conversations with a number of people about their experiences, some who’ve faced bereavement very recently during the Covid-19 pandemic. They reflect on their feelings around loss, what they’ve learnt from the process and how to deal with the practical and financial side of death.

Royal London Logo on top of Rankin Text Logo

How to access the exhibition

The exhibition can be viewed online on our Lost for Words website. You’ll need to register to view all content. Registration is free and will need to be completed to access all elements of the exhibition. 

Register now Visit Lost for Words website

Breaking the silence around death

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the subject of death has never been so prominent and we know that many of our customers have experienced an unexpected loss. Following Lost for Words we've launched How to Die Well, a practical guide to death, dying and loss featuring inclusive cultural conversations and all-important support and resources for anyone dealing with death. 

Support and information

In addition to the exhibition, we have lots of resources, guidance and information to help you and your loved ones prepare for death and deal with loss – emotionally, practically and financially.

Podcast: Why we should all be talking about death

On this episode, Andrea Fox is joined by two special guests, TV presenter and published author Jeff Brazier and photographer and filmmaker Rankin, to have an open conversation about death and how we can all feel more comfortable discussing it.

Funeral poverty

The rising cost of funerals is leaving many people struggling to cope with the financial burden of paying for their loved one's send off. At Royal London, we lead and influence the Government and industry, and provide practical support, to help people have an affordable and dignified funeral.

Find out more about Funeral poverty


Managing your finances can be challenging at the best of times, but when you lose someone close it can seem especially overwhelming. Our bereavement hub has lots of helpful information and guidance on death and money matters.

Get more information about Bereavement