A new portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has just been released by Kensington Palace.

Painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth, this is the royal couple’s first official joint portrait.

The portrait was unveiled to mark Prince William and Kate’s celebratory visit to Cambridgeshire. Commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, held by the Cambridge Community Foundation, the piece is a gift to county.

The portrait shows the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a metallic emerald dress by The Vampire's Wife, a dress which she wore during the couple's visit to Dublin back in March 2020. Prince William sports a sharp suit with a blue tie. 

In a statement, artist Jamie Coreth said that it was the “most extraordinary privilege of [his] life to be chosen to paint this picture" and that he wanted “the image to evoke a feeling of balance between their public and private lives”. 

"I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a manner where they appeared both relaxed and approachable, as well as elegant and dignified."

Members of the public will be able to view the portrait at the University of Cambrdige’s Fitzwilliam Museum for an initial period of three years, after which the artwork will be exhibited in other community spaces and galleries around Cambridgeshire.

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