Just another day in the life of a royal…
A pregnant Kate Middleton attended the unveiling of her official portrait at the National Portrait Gallery on Friday, her first outing since December.
The painting, created by Paul Emsley, was done over the course of three-and-a-half months. The Duchess of Cambridge sat for Emsley twice, once at his home in Bradford-upon-Avon, southwest England, and the second time at Kensington Palace.
“If you are working with someone who has whose face is just a lovely face, it’s harder to find something in the portrait that gives it some sort of gravitas. In this case I’ve tried to do that with the smile and the dimples and the shadows around the face,” Emsley told reporters.
“I thought it was brilliant,” Middleton said at the event, which she attended with Prince William, her parents and her siblings.