Kate Middleton and Prince William took their very first official joint portrait and they look unforgettable.
This past Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stopped by the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum to view the painted artwork as it was unveiled to the public for the first time. The portrait of the couple was painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth and was commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund.
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“It has been the most extraordinary privilege of my life to be chosen to paint this picture,” Coreth said. “I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a manner where they appeared both relaxed and approachable, as well as elegant and dignified.”
Prince William looks dashing in a classic suit and blue tie while Kate looks picturesque in a green ensemble.
And for her shoes, Kate donned Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi Green Satin 105 Pumps — which is the same pair of shoes that Sarah Jessica Parker‘s character wore in Sex and the City for her wedding to Mr. Big.
It should be noted that Kate’s emerald dress is not new but rather a recycled piece from her closet, which she previously wore during a visit to Dublin in March 2020 with Prince William. The captivating outfit is by The Vampire’s Wife, a brand that’s also a favorite of Princess Beatrice‘s.
Beatrice wore a similar piece when she attended the wedding of her close friend, singer Ellie Goulding, in August 2019.
Kate, 40, also wore a piece from Princess Diana‘s jewelry collection, her three-strand pearl bracelet, which Diana famously wore with her “Elvis” outfit.
The portrait also honored the very first time that Kate has publicly worn the Duchess of Cambridge brooch, which shares a name with her title.
Prince William and Kate received the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Queen Elizabeth on their wedding day in April 2011.
The brooch features a large pearl surrounded by a cluster of diamonds. There is also a detachable diamond and pearl pendant suspended from the main piece.
According to The Court Jeweller, the piece was likely made by Garrard at some point in the middle of the nineteenth century.
It was named for Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, the wife of Prince Adolphus, who donned the piece in a portrait commissioned by her niece Queen Victoria in 1877. The brooch then belonged to Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, and Queen Mary.
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