Kate Middleton’s first official portrait has been unveiled.
Artist Paul Emsley painted the image of the Duchess of Cambridge and is due to go on for show in London’s National Portrait Gallery.
WATCH VIDEO OF PORTRAIT
Kate and Williams had a chance to preview the portrait in a 10-minute private viewing. The couple are reportedly quite impressed with the painting. According to Telegraph, the duchess said “It’s just amazing, I thought it was brilliant.”
William also gave the painting a thumbs-up.
“It’s beautiful, it’s absolutely beautiful,” he said.
Emsley sat with Kate twice last year to discuss the painting. She instructed him that she wanted the image to depict her in a natural way.
Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge seem to like the portrait, some have said the painting wasn’t a close depiction of Kate.
Robin Simon, editor of the British Art Journal, said: “Fortunately, the Duchess of Cambridge looks nothing like this in real life. I’m really sad to say that this is a rotten portrait.”
David Lee, former editor of Art Review magazine, said, “This is the most bland and predictable royal portrait in living memory.”
What do you think of the portrait? Is it really that bad?