Prince William and Kate’s first official joint portrait released


A new portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been released.

The royal couple had the opportunity to view the painting as it went on public display on Thursday at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum.

Painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth, it was commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, held by the Cambridge Community Foundation, as a gift to Cambridgeshire.

It is the first official joint portrait of the couple – and includes the use of a hexagonal architectural motif which can be seen on buildings across Cambridge.

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Pic: Jamie Coreth/Fine Art Commissions

Members of the public will be able to view the portrait at the Fitzwilliam Museum for an initial period of three years.

The artwork will then be exhibited in other community spaces and galleries around Cambridgeshire.

Whilst on display, it will be used as a means of encouraging children and young people of all backgrounds from across the county to take an interest in art in all its forms.

The painting will also be loaned to the National Portrait Gallery for a short time in 2023 to mark the gallery’s reopening.



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