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That Duke and Duchess of Cambridgee paid an official visit to Cambridgeshire today, where they went to the Fitzwilliam Museum to witness the unveiling of their first official portrait together.
The work was commissioned to celebrate the county and was originally proposed by the late Sir Michael Marshall – who was president of the Marshall of Cambridge – but was painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth.
It was commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, led by the Cambridge Community Foundation, and is being seen as a gift to the county of Cambridgeshire.
In the painting, the couple, both 40, can be seen looking out to the right, smartly dressed, with Kate Middleton wearing a green lurex Vampire’s Wife midi dress, paired with Manolo Blahnik heels, an outfit she wore in Dublin in 2020.
The couple poses with their arms around each other and look happy and relaxed.
The piece will hang in the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum for at least three years and will be available for public viewing.
While William was looking at the painting at its unveiling, William is initially said to have said, ‘It’s quite large’, followed by congratulating the artist Coreth on saying it was ‘fantastic’.
About creating the work, Coreth said, ‘it was the’ most extraordinary privilege in my life to be chosen to paint this picture. ‘
And that, ‘I would show Your Royal Highnesses in a way where they appeared both relaxed and welcoming, as well as elegant and dignified.’
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