First official joint portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveiled

Jun 24, 2022
While viewing the portrait, William and Kate met the artist and supporters of the project. Source: Getty Images.

The first official joint portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has gone on display at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum on Thursday, June 23.

William and Kate were both on hand to reveal the portrait to the public for the first time which was commissioned by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund in 2021 and painted by artist Jamie Coreth as a gift to Cambridgeshire.

Kate wears a metallic emerald dress by The Vampire’s Wife, in the portrait, the same outfit she wore during a visit to Dublin in 2020. William looks smartly dressed alongside his wife, wearing a suit with a blue tie.

Coreth revealed in a statement that creating the portrait of the royal couple was “the most extraordinary privilege” of his life.

“I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a manner where they appeared both relaxed and approachable, as well as elegant and dignified,” he said.

“As it is the first portrait to depict them together, and specifically during their time as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, I wanted the image to evoke a feeling of balance between their public and private lives.”

 

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While viewing the portrait, William and Kate met the Coreth and supporters of the project, including Lady Sibyl Marshall who is the wife of the late Sir Michael Marshall, who originally proposed the idea for the portrait.

William remarked that the portrait was “quite big” upon first viewing, later telling Coreth it was “amazing”.

The portrait will remain on display for three years at the museum before it’s exhibited in other galleries in Cambridgeshire.

The painting will also be loaned to the National Portrait Gallery in 2023, of which the Duchess is a Patron.

The Cambridge’s joint portrait isn’t the only image of Prince William that has royal watchers talking. Recently the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took to social media to release an adorable family portrait in celebration of Father’s Day in the United Kingdom.

The snap saw a very proud Prince William posed alongside his three young children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.

The royal children were captured laughing with cheeky grins spread across their faces as they enjoyed a touching moment with their beloved dad for his special day.

The special photo paid tribute to fathers across the globe with the caption “Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to fathers and grandfathers across the world today!”.

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