The first official portrait of Kate Middleton and Prince William is presented. The painting, painted by the famous British portrait artist Jamie Koret, was commissioned in 2021 by the Royal Cambridgeshire County Portrait Fund, owned by the Cambridge Public Foundation, as a gift to Cambridgeshire. The portrait is on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University.
The painting depicts Kate Middleton in an emerald dress The Vampire's Wife worth 1,595 pounds (1,955 dollars), which she wore during her visit to Dublin in March 2020. The image was complemented by Monolo Blahnik satin shoes worth 875 pounds ($ 1,072). Prince William is pictured in a dark suit and blue tie.
The Dukes of Cambridge themselves visited the Fitzwilliam Museum today during their visit to Cambridgeshire to celebrate the county's birthday. After viewing the painting, Prince William noted that "it's pretty big" and added that it was "amazing."
It's a surreal and extraordinary experience: my painting of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is on display today at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. The fact that I was chosen to paint this picture is the most extraordinary privilege in my life," the artist Jamie Coret wrote on Instagram*.
The portrait will remain in the Fitzwilliam Museum for three years, after which it will be moved to other galleries in the UK.
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