First Official Portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge Unveiled at London’s National Portrait Gallery

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge - Kate Middleton

The first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled in London at the National Portrait Gallery. The painting was painted by Paul Emsley.

It’s a surprisingly honest painting, where Kate Middleton is naturally showing her age rather than an idealized version of her. It will certainly take a lot of criticism.

However, it has the approval of Prince William who described it as “just beautiful.” I agree with him!

If you’re in London you can view the portrait in person at the National Portrait Gallery (the art gallery located directly behind the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square).

What do you think?

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  1. avatarretnavybrat says

    The painting itself is well done. However, to me, it looks like the artist was imagining what the Duchess would look like in about twenty years, not what she looks like now.

    • avatarTina says

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. It’s a lovely painting but it should only be classified as “honest” if it were supposed to be an imagining of what she will look like when she is about 50 years old.

  2. avatarBoston Karen says

    Somebody PAID for this? She’s much prettier. Besides aging her about 20 years, she looks as if she’s sucking lemons. This isn’t only non-flattering — it’s really insulting!

  3. avatartrent says

    This looks like a bad 60s painting that would be hanging in grandmas house. She does look older and heaver than in real life !!! Its just BAD !!!!!!!!!!
    Im sure they don’t really like it they are just keeping up appearances
    The painter should really be ashamed !!!