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First ever official portrait of Will and Kate released
A gorgeous official portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has finally been released.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were visiting Cambridge where the portrait by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth was being unveiled at University of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum.
The Duke and Duchess appeared all smiles when the portrait was unveiled with Prince William describing it as “big” and “amazing”.
Artist Coreth said it was a “privilege” to be able to paint the photo of the Duke and Duchess which will remain at the museum for three years.
"It has been the most extraordinary privilege of my life to be chosen to paint this picture," he said.
"I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a manner where they appeared both relaxed and approachable, as well as elegant and dignified.
"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."
In 2023, the portrait will be loaned to the National Portrait Gallery, of which the Duchess is Patron, to help mark the gallery's reopening.
Images: Jamie Coreth/Getty
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