The first official joint portrait of Kate Middleton and Prince William has been unveiled!

The first official joint portrait of Kate Middleton and Prince William has been unveiled!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 2022 by Jamie Koreth

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 2022 by Jamie Koreth

Jamie Coreth + Fine Arts Committees Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate Middleton and Prince William saw a special work of art on Thursday – their first official joint portrait.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were preparing for the unveiling of the painted portrait during a visit to their homonymous area in Cambridgeshire, a county in the city of Cambridge. The couple received the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from Queen Elizabeth on their wedding day in April 2011.

William and Kate, both 40, stopped at the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University in the heart of Cambridge to see the painted artwork as it was first unveiled to the public. The work was commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, owned by the Cambridge Community Foundation, as a gift to Cambridgeshire. It was painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth.

“It was the most unusual privilege of my life to choose to paint this picture,” Koreth said. “I wanted to show His Royal Highness in a way that made them look both relaxed and approachable, as well as elegant and dignified.”

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Cambridge Museum

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Cambridge Museum

Paul Edwards – WPA Pool / Getty Images Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where the royal couple saw a portrait of themselves painted by artist Jamie Coreth at

“As it is the first portrait to depict them together, and specifically during their tenure as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, I wanted the image to evoke a sense of balance between their public and private lives. “The project was commissioned as a gift for the people of Cambridgeshire, and I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.”

In the portrait, Kate is wearing her metallic emerald dress from The Vampire’s Wife, which she wore during the couple’s visit to Dublin in March 2020. William appears in a dark suit and blue tie.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Samir Hussein / WireImage Kate Middleton and Prince William in Dublin in 2020

After seeing the piece, Kate and Prince William will meet with supporters of the project, including the artist. They will also meet Lady Sibyl Marshall, the wife of the late Sir Michael Marshall, who originally came up with the idea for the portrait.

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Later in the day, Kate and Prince William will take part in the first day of Cambridgeshire County at the July Racecourse. Comprised of 120 exhibitors from Cambridgeshire businesses, charities, community and public sector, the couple will visit several stalls and meet members of the public. County Day will also celebrate the Platinum Jubilee year of Her Majesty the Queen.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Cambridge Museum

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Cambridge Museum

Paul Edwards – WPA Pool / Getty Images Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where the royal couple saw a portrait of themselves painted by artist Jamie Coreth at

During the day, there will be performances and demonstrations by choirs, bands and dancers as well as showcases by organizations, including blue light services, local charities and volunteer groups. Prince William and Kate will also see top small and large companies offering innovations in areas such as medicine and science.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where the royal couple saw a portrait of themselves painted by artist Jamie Koreth

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where the royal couple saw a portrait of themselves painted by artist Jamie Koreth

Paul Edwards – WPA Pool / Getty Images Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where the royal couple saw a portrait of themselves painted by artist Jamie Coreth at

During Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, Prince William and Kate visited Wales with their two eldest children: Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 7. When Prince Charles becomes Prince Charles become Prince of Wales, the title given to the heir to the throne, while Kate will be known as the Princess of Wales.

The day was particularly painful for George, whose visit reflects his father’s first official trip to Wales when he was the same age. In March 1991, William came to Cardiff with his mother, Princess Diana, and his father, Prince Charles. Excited crowds handed over the young Prince Narcissus – the national flower of Wales – as he strolled outside Llandaff Cathedral.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Fitzwilliam Museum during an official visit to Cambridgeshire

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William leave the Fitzwilliam Museum during an official visit to Cambridgeshire

Pictures by Neil Mockford / GC Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Their appearance in Wales underscored one of the main goals of the Jubilee Weekend – not only to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign, but also to highlight the future and succession of the monarchy, as well as Prince William and Prince George of Wales before becoming kings.

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