The first official joint portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton was unveiled on Thursday, 23 June 2022.
The oil painting, by British artist Jamie Coreth, sees Will and Kate gazing into the distance as they stand side-by-side.
‘I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a manner where they appeared both relaxed and approachable, as well as elegant and dignified,’ Coreth said in the museum statement.
‘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. The piece was commissioned as a gift for the people of Cambridgeshire, and I hope they will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed creating it,’ he continued.
Delighted to see this new portrait unveiled at the @FitzMuseum_UK in Cambridge today!
🎨 Jamie Coreth pic.twitter.com/36e9k4YOaN
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 23, 2022
William and Kate viewed the portrait on Thursday at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England. The painting is also set to be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery next year to mark its reopening.
Written by Tasneem Soni
Image via Instagram: @DukeandDuchessofCambridge