Prince William and Catherine give royal approval for first joint portrait

Royal portraits can be something of a hit and miss.

But the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave their personal stamp of approval for their first official joint portrait on a visit to Cambridge.

And tying neatly into the theme, Kate, 40, sported a very special loan from the Queen in the portrait – the Duchess of Cambridge pearl pendant brooch.

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: NEWS EDITORIAL USED ONLY.  NO SALES.  NO COMMERCIAL USE.  This photo is provided on the condition that it will be used for news editorial purposes only.  It will not be approved for souvenirs, or memorabilia;  or anything similar in color.  No fee shall be made for the provision, release or publication of such photographs.  There may not be any commercial use of the photo (including as an example only) any use in merchandising, advertising, or other non-news editorial use.  Photos may not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any way or form.  Any inquiries relating to the use of photographs should be referred to Kensington Palace and prior to publication.  Copyright for the painted portrait vest with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Jamie Coreth.  The publication was asked to credit the photo to the Jamie Coreth/Fine Arts Commission.  In this flyer released today, Thursday, 23 June 2022 by Kensington Palace, a view of the first joint portrait of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge by British artist Jamie Coreth on 23 June 2022 in Cambridge, England.  (Jamie Coreth/Commission on Fine Arts/Kensington Palace via Getty Images)
Camera IconThe first joint portrait of Prince William and Catherine, by British artist Jamie Coreth. Credit: flyer/Jamie Coreth/Commission on Fine Arts

The surprisingly realistic painting was ordered last year as a gift to the people of Cambridgeshire and shows the couple standing side by side.

Kate wore an AUD$2830 emerald green dress from The Vampire’s Wife that she first wore during a visit to Dublin in 2020.

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Cambridge Museum where the Royal couple view their self-portrait painted by artist Jamie Coreth during an official visit to Cambridgeshire on June 23, 2022 in Cambridge, England .  (Photo by Paul Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Camera IconPrince William and Duchess Kate visit Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum for the unveiling of the portrait. Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images

She completed the look with AUD$1500 Manolo Blahnik green satin heels and Princess Diana pearl earrings “By one of Britain’s foremost portrait artists.”

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