The portraits of Prince William and Kate Middleton are treated royally at the British Museum.
The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge presented the first official painted portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge, who visited the venue on Thursday to see works of art.
The portrait was drawn by artist Jamie Koas, who described this experience as “the greatest privilege of my life.”
“I wanted to show their Highness in a way that they look relaxed, friendly, elegant and dignified,” Koas said in a statement.
“It was the first portrait of them together, and especially during my time as the Duchess of Cambridge, I hoped the image would evoke a sense of balance between their public and private lives.”
The portrait will be open to the public at the Fitzwilliam Museum for the next three years, with the exception of next year’s short stretch, which will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London to commemorate the reopening of the venue.
The paintings will then be exhibited at other venues throughout Cambridgeshire in eastern England.
“This work was commissioned as a gift to the people of Cambridgeshire and I hope it will be as enjoyable as I created,” Coreth said.
William, the second-ranked successor to the British throne, celebrated his 40th birthday this week. He and Middleton, 40, married in 2011 and have three children together.
Prince William, Kate Middleton visits their official portrait
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