On an official visit to Cambridgeshire, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled their first official portrait, painted by a British artist.
This is their first joint portrait on canvas. Kate and William, visiting Cambridgeshire, unveiled to the public at the Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, a portrait representing them, painted by the British artist Jamie Coreth.
On the photorealistic work, Kate Middleton poses in an emerald green dress, which she wore during a visit to Dublin in 2020, recalls the DailyMailand Prince William in a dark suit, hand in pocket.
“Relaxed and accessible”
The aim was to show them “both relaxed and accessible, but also elegant and majestic”, explained the painter.
The painting was commissioned from the artist last year, with the aim of offering it to the region. The public will be able to see it at the Cambridge Museum for three years. The painting will then travel to other galleries in Cambridgeshire.
“As this is the first portrait to represent them together, and more specifically as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, I wanted the painting to evoke a sense of balance between their public life and their private life”.
In 2014, another artist, Dan Llywelyn Hall, painted a portrait of Prince William. The previous year he had painted Queen Elizabeth II, becoming the 133rd artist to represent it.