First ‘Official’ Kate Portrait Gets Luke-Warm Reception

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LONDON – The first ‘official’ portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled in London — but not everyone has warmed to it immediately.

Many viewers of thekate692 brand new painting of Kate Middleton — unveiled Friday (Jan. 11) — say they feel it’s unflattering, making the Duchess look ‘matronly.’

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s