According to ABC News, artist Paul Emsley painted the pregnant duchess against his trademark black background, with over three months and a half to create. Emsley said: “I think it was the right choice in the end to have her smiling. That’s really who she is, I think.”
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Kate Middleton 1 of 5The National Portrait Gallery commissions the first official painted portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge, where it was unveiled today in London, 2 days after Kate's 31st birthday.
Portrait 2 of 5The Duchess was involved in the selection process, from which artist Paul Emsley, the 2007 winner of the Gallery's BP Portrait Award competition, was chosen by Director Sandy Nairne to paint her official portrait.
Hmm…. 3 of 5Kate is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but I'm not sure if this portrait is serving her any justice.
Art? 4 of 5I guess you just have to have a fine eye to art to really appreciate it!
Tell Us Your Thoughts 5 of 5What do you think of the portrait?
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