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Kate and William’s First Official Joint Portrait Unveiled


They’ve officially been the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge since their wedding day in April of 2011, but they’re still doing official firsts!

The couples first official portrait was unveiled for the first time and the pair were on hand for the painted portrait’s unveiling during a visit to their namesake region of Cambridgeshire, which is a county in the City of Cambridge.

Will and Kate were at University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum in the heart of Cambridge, for the reveal.

The piece was commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, which is held by the Cambridge Community Foundation, as a gift to Cambridgeshire. It was painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth.

“It has been the most extraordinary privilege of my life to be chosen to paint this picture,” Coreth said. “I wanted to show Their Royal Highnesses in a manner where they appeared both relaxed and approachable, as well as elegant and dignified.”

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

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

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND – JUNE 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge where the Royal couple viewed a portrait of of themselves 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)


Kate Middleton and Prince William | CREDIT: JAMIE CORETH + FINE ART COMMISSIONS