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First official portrait of Kate Middleton and Prince William unveiled in UK

The author of the portrait of the Dukes of Cambridge is the famous British artist Jamie Coret.

The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire has unveiled the first official full-length painted portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton. informs Hello. It was shown on the occasion of the couple’s visit to celebrate the county’s birthday.

In the picture, Kate is depicted in a brilliant emerald £1,595 gown by fashion designer Susie Cave, wife of musician Nick Cave and founder of The Vampire’s Wife, which she first wore during a historic three-day visit to Dublin in March 2020. In it, she visited the Gravity Bar pub.

Prince William poses in an elegant suit and light-colored shirt with a blue tie. The couple look to the side, and Kate does stand half a turn.

The author of the picture is the British portrait artist Jamie Koret, who has received numerous awards. He was commissioned for this portrait in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Trust, owned by the Cambridge Public Trust, as a gift to the city.

Kate Middleton

Katherine in The Vampire’s Wife dress

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“It has been the most extraordinary privilege of my life to have been chosen to paint this painting. I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a way that makes them look both relaxed and open, as well as elegant and dignified. As this is the first portrait in which they are depicted together especially during their time as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge I wanted the image to evoke a sense of balance between their public and private lives This piece was commissioned as a gift for the people of Cambridgeshire and I hope they enjoy it as well how I enjoyed creating it,” the author admitted.

After the Dukes looked at their first portrait together, they met with everyone involved in the project, including Sybil Marshall, wife of the late Michael Marshall, who originally pitched the idea for the work.

Recall Kate appeared at the event in a gentle summer ensemblecomplementing the midi dress with a long light coat.

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