First ‘Official’ Kate Portrait Gets Luke-Warm Reception
LONDON – The first ‘official’ portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled in London — but not everyone has warmed to it immediately.
The portrait features Kate’s flowing brunette locks and a demure, closed-lip smile. But the artist Paul Emsley also added bags and creases around her eyes, which to many make her look 10-15 years older than she is today.
Kate sat twice for the portrait, which took 3 1/2 months to create.
The portrait hangs at the National Portrait Gallery in London.